Category Archives: Design

I’m on Twitter @heyDarren

my twitter backgroundI’ve had my twitter account for a few months, and I’m beginning to ‘tweet’ regularly.  Now I’ve taken the next step and customized my twitter page background.  Sign-up to follow me and take a look at the new design at

My web design clients are beginning to ask for social networking pages so I figured I try some things out on my own twitter page.  I’m gonna have to create a ‘social networking package’ hummmm…

Anyway, if you’re on Twitter, let me know!

Worship Backgrounds for V.H.F.

I had the opportunity to create backgrounds for our time of worship this weekend at Moody’s “Serve In The City” volunteer event.  Interestingly enough, it was my first time creating the slides for our lyrics… it was way more work than I anticipated, but it was nonetheless a joy! I just wanted to share them here. 🙂 And yes, it’s ok for you to use them for your worship service if it would be useful to your ministry – just don’t sell them without giving me a cut! lol

I’m So Happy!

I’m so happy and blessed that I could roll on the floor crying tears of joy right about now.  Today was an awesome day for me.  So many things went well at church.  I tend to feel amazing when I leave church but on much deeper levels today was special.

I battle with fear when it comes to singing solo / lead.  I thought this was obvious to everyone – especially since we use a huge projection screen at church.  A few weeks ago I shared this with our Music Director as I was feeling pretty bad about a small lead part I did in the service.  I got complements from several people but I couldn’t receive any of them.  I even got complements on the clothes I was wearing (which were new and I liked a lot) but i didn’t even feel good about that. I realized that this was my issue and things weren’t quite as bad as I was making them out to be.  I just was afraid of ‘messing up’ and even more afraid that I was bad and no one would tell me.  Me telling Fran (our Music Director) about how I felt along with talking about it in one of my groups really helped me to see just how my attitude was.  It was exposed and in the light and suddenly it didn’t seem so big.

Fast-forwarding to this week, I was given a lead part with two solo verses.  Fran really wanted me to pray about leading this song because the lyrics were definitely something that I could sing from my heart.

Sometimes at night
I am afraid
I cover my eyes,
Cover my shame
So here in the dark
Broken apart
Come with your light
And fill up my heart

Oh great light of the world
Fill up my soul
I’m half a man here
So come make me whole
Oh great light of the world
Come to impart
The light of your grace
To fill up my heart

Great Light Of The World by Bebo Norman

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