Cyncha and I got away for an amazing, intimate concert with Gungor at The Aquarium in Fargo to celebrate her 18th birthday early (April 30). So good! And I love my daughter so much… we had a great time.

We were so close! Basically getting spit on by Michael and Lisa Gungor — literally feet away. It was like a house concert. Such a memorable night!

Last night, Deanna sent me a bunch of pics and a few quick videos from our daughter, Bella’s, 12th birthday party. I missed it by one day when Zion and I travelled back to North Dakota for our family visit.

She’s our “belle”… a beautiful girl, full of life and creativity…

With my eldest already in a college-level internship and my 2nd eldest about to graduate, I cannot cherish enough the time that I get with my children. All of them.

One Last Time…

Shawn Michael —  December 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

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I just uploaded sermon notes to Destiny’s web site one last time.

It was on April Fool’s of 2001 that Deanna and I were hired on (we always wondered if it was some kind of weird joke). And we were on staff as youth pastors there until the summer of 2010, when we moved out-of-state to pursue Deanna’s education in the medical field. At that time, I continued on staff working as a long-distance Tech Pastor.

At the end of the month, I’m turning over all my tech responsibilities to Derick as I transition into my new role as Worship/Associate Pastor at NorthRock Church in Thornton, CO. Read more about that here (if you haven’t already).

Brent, Tani and I were kind of joking around about “turning in the keys” before the Christmas Eve service earlier this week, but honestly, there are so many great memories and friendships at Destiny that it’s not easy to take this turn. I really felt safe and cared for as a young leader at Destiny and, looking back, much of who I am now as a minister, a leader and a musician is because of how I was shaped through my time in Rapid.

That being said, thank you so much to all of our Destiny family, friends and staff for making those memories and friendships part of our #JOURNEY. We will always think back fondly on our time there with you and will continue to come back for visits whenever we can!

Today, I relaunched, my brand new artist page, in support the upcoming “Crowns Down” album release.

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I’ve had the domain name for awhile now, but previously had it pointing to my profile. With all the good buzz around the new album, I wanted to create a space to blog as a worship leader and communicator.

I’m so excited about the soon-coming release of “Crowns Down”! Check out the site for yourself…