We are delighted you stopped by. Come back often to read about this weeks "song of the week" (always a free download at our website: www.reflectworship.com) and our many other thoughts and musings which hopefully you find inspiring and encouraging to your faith in Jesus. It is here that we explore what it means to love and know Jesus, and discuss what faith and the Christian life should look like in todays post-modern world. So join the discussion by including your comments (which will be moderated lest there be profanity, etc...) thanks for listening and your valuable contribution to this blog. ~ Daniel


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sponsor a Concert

My cousin Meg’s husband’s good friend’s sister is in a nursing home in Elroy, WI.  They were concerned for her because her liver is failing her. It looks as though she doesn’t have long to live. So Meg sponsored a concert to send me to Elroy to encourage and bless this special person with some glorious Gospel music.

I googled the facility and figured out how long it would take me. I printed out the directions and was on my way at near 6:30 in the morning for the 2-1/2 hr drive. (By the way, have you ever noticed that in Wisconsin when you ask someone how far someplace is, they answer by giving you a time. Such as: “How far is Green Bay? 'Bout 26 minutes.” Is this only a Wisconsin thing?)

So I finally get out in the general vacinity and after some head scratching (which really helps me think) I finally find the road that google told me to turn on. And so for the next 20 minutes or so, I wander around these winding narrow roads through farm country. I finally call my wife who finally answers the phone and I asked her to google my location. Sure enough she tells me that yes indeed, google wants me to sing to the cows in the pasture. 

This totally reminded me of a story I once heard about where a gps had told someone to turn and drive right into a lake!

I finally talked to someone at the facility and got headed in the right direction. I was 15 minutes late at this point.

When I got there, it was packed! I would be singing to a full house, and right there in the front row was the woman I came to see… with a smile on her face. I made her feel special and sang a homerun concert that day for her and the folks.

So here is the moral of the story. Do you have a loved one in a nursing home? Sponsor a concert. (DONATE HERE) and tell me what facility you want me to play at!

Do you not have a loved one in a nursing home? Sponsor a concert. (Donate here) and I will find a nursing home to donate my time and bless some special someones with the message of Christ's love and his glorious good news!

Thanks for listening,

Daniel Lovett

ps. Sponsor a concert!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not that song!

“Not that Song”

I was playing a show the other day at an assisted living place in Stevens Point and just as I had started playing "Somewhere over the Rainbow", I sensed the Lord tell me, "not this song now, play something else." "But I've already started it" I thought. “Just stop and play another.” "Ok."

So I did. I just stopped playing and made some comment about not practicing that song (as if I had to). Then I started playing a song I wrote based out of Psalm 139 and started talking about the Lord and his love for us.

I told them, “Did you know that in Psalm 139 it says that the Lord thinks about us more than there is sand on the seashore? He sure must love us a great deal to think so much of us.”

As I was singing the chorus, "And when I think of your great love, it moves me, it moves me..." In walks a group of kids. They had come to spend some time with the folks there that day. After the song I started sharing about a song that had been on my heart all week. In fact I had been singing as I woke that morning. "If there's such thing as too beautiful, if there's such thing as too wonderful, if there's such thing as too marvelous, Jesus it's you, Jesus it's you!"

This idea really excites and encourages me - that Jesus is so far more beautiful, wonderful and marvelous than we could possibly imagine, there is so much more to Jesus - he is our endless treasure. There is a journey to better and brighter things as we grow in love with him and deeper in relationship to God.

So I was sharing some of these thoughts and all the while, these kids were in the back listening. Then I realized that this was why Jesus had me stop playing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" to a song and message that would bring life. Pretty awesome!

I found out later that my wife had been praying for me earlier that day that God would lead me song by song.

thanks for listening,

Daniel Lovett

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Alice in Wonderland - Looking past the looking glass

Catherine and I finally got around to seeing that new version of Alice in Wonderland and we loved it! I am so glad that the writers and directors of this film shared such a positive message. It was a wonderful reminder to us all to have courage and faith to face your life.
I loved the bit about the sword. It reminded me about the reference in the Bible regarding the “sword of the Spirit”, which is the word of God. Alice was told, “the sword knows what to do. All you need to do is hold on to it.” How true that is in the battle we all fight against our own jaberwokis (be it a sin, failure, depression, etc….)  So hang on to the word of God! It knows what to do!
In my humble opinion, Alice in Wonderland was a cinematic masterpiece and redeemed all the past renditions, animated or otherwise.
So, I’ve been working on a song called “Looking Past the Looking Glass”. My little girl Ellie loves it when I sing it to her:
Looking Past the Looking Glass
Beauty’s what you are, Deep within your heart
It’s simply not what everybody sees
More than just a pretty face,
It’s found in faith and inner grace
For beauty runs far more than surface deep

I am looking past the looking glass
To see you smiling over me
My Creator, my Redeemer,
You look to the heart of me
So Jesus take me as I am,
I’m reaching out for your hand
I’m looking past the looking glass to you

Daily you will grow, one way or another
Closer to or farther from the truth
Under the watching eyes, of a love that fills the skies
Just know your every choice is making you

Thanks for listening,

Ps. Have you lost your muchness?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gospel of John Update

Thanks to all who responded and took action to my previous post:

Important Ministry Update (<- click to read)

In that post I told of how I was in need of some help supplying large print Gospels of John for my ministry to nursing homes. 

It was amazing how over the next month or two, boxes of Gospels of John would show up at my door just when I needed them. For instance; at one concert I handed out all the remaining Gospel of Johns that I had to whoever wanted one (& I had exactly enough!). Then I came home to find a box of Gospels on my doorstep. How amazing is that?  

At each of my concerts I usually share some highlights from John. It has blessed me so much to 'hang out' in this Gospel for as long as I have now. I will continue to dwell on it and share from it as long as the Lord allows me to. It is so packed with depth and meaning and life, etc... it would take a lifetime to explore. But I always try to remember that the Bible isn't the thing, Jesus is. The Bible just introduces him. Getting to know him, love him and follow him is the point - not become an expert on all things biblical.

Today I had yet another insight from this amazing Gospel. Jesus said, "I am the bread of life."  Jesus said this during a conversation he was having with some Jews right after he had fed the 5,000. I was meditating on this while munching on some leftover bagels from church on Sunday. (Please take a moment and read for yourself what Jesus has to say in John 6.)

(thanks for taking a moment to read what God wrote, now on to my ramblings...)

As I thought about that passage I was remembering reading the story about the manna in Exodus 16.

 I kind of think of 'manna' (and this relates to Jesus too) like the lembas bread that the elves gave the hobbits. Super nutritous, packed with all you need, and best of all, it's yummy! (described as tasting like honey).

(Click if you care to read up on Lembas bread - amazing stuff that! fascinating read too as parallels are made to the Eucharist - which also happens to be a topic in John 6)

The differences I see between Lembas and Manna, however, is that Lembas bread stays fresh for months! Manna (and Jesus) is described as "daily bread". It is only good for a day (except on the Sabbath) and must be gathered and prepared for each new day (except on the Sabbath - see Exodus 16 to read all about it).

At any rate, the important thing about this whole discussion comes with this application:

Did you eat today? 

If you would like to continue to help this ministry, you can go directly to BIBLICA.COM and order a box or two of Large Print Gospels of John and have them sent to this address

1234 Main Street

Green Bay, WI  54302.

Thanks for listening and for the support,

Daniel Lovett

ps. I got some feedback from one man who reads his Gospel of John every night. He says it helps him to sleep better. =0)
Please help make a difference in someone's life by buying a box of Gospels for this ministry

Scripture quotations from the New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

Friday, August 13, 2010

You See Me - Song of the Week


"You See Me"

This first, "Song of the Week", is the opening track of not only our Reflect Worship Sampler, but also it is the opening track of our soon to be released album: "I Will Bring You Peace".

The message of this song is that God sees you, God knows all about you,  and God cares. It is based on something Jesus says in Matthew:

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (NIV Matthew 10:29-31)

This song dares to ask the hard questions, as many of the Psalms do, that we all at one time or another think regarding this invisible God who created us: "Do you see me? Do you love me?"

Jesus has shown us that indeed God does see us, and he cares for us far more deeply than we could ever know.


Do you hear my prayers tonight?
Can you see the pain inside?
Will you say the things I long to hear?
Wrap your arms around me, calm my fears?

Do you see me? Do you love me?
Will you say that you’re proud of me?
Can you hear me? Will you show me?
That you’ll always be there for me…

I need to know you’re here

Questions I’m afraid to ask,
Like can you wipe away my past?
And if I fail again today,
Will you love me anyway?

Though the world around me’s fallin’
I will still believe
That if you can see the sparrow
Than you can still see me
You can still see me
You see me 

Download & enjoy the Reflect Worship Sampler and please help us by sending it on to a friend. Thank you! Check the Calendar at our website to find out where Daniel & Catherine will be playing in your area. (Contact us and invite us to play at your church!)

Daniel & Catherine Lovett

from I Will Bring You Peace, track released 11 September 2010 
Catherine Lovett: lead vocal, piano 
Daniel Lovett: Guitar, vocal 
Esther Shier: vocal 
Jon Sergott: drums 
John Lightbody: bass 

Catherine and Daniel Lovett © 2005 Reflect Worship Music ASCAP 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Important Reflect Ministry Update

Hello Friends and Family,

Would you please take a moment to read this important update about this very important ministry to the elderly in Nursing Homes?

As some of you may know, Catherine and I are launching into full-time music ministry. We are delighted to be able to serve God with our music in a variety of ways, leading worship, releasing CDs, playing concerts, and serving the elderly in nursing homes.

I (Daniel) stay very busy with over 30 concerts a month in nursing homes. Sharing the Gospel and Gospel music at Nursing homes has been a very rewarding experience in most every way… except financially.

I am a musicianary (that’s musician and missionary) to those in nursing homes. I use music to share the good news of Jesus that others might come to know him. I have a strong sense of urgency in my ministry to them for two reasons; first, I don’t know how much longer I can work because Jesus could return at any moment, and second, because those I am serving are, to be honest, near death. Nearly every story on my nursing home ministry blog is about people who have already passed away in the three years I have been doing this.

I believe in this ministry! So much so that I have been donating my time, money, and resources into this. The Lord put it on my heart to start passing out Large Print Gospels of John in the nursing homes. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Many who have received them were very grateful and at some places they are going to begin doing a bible study out of this Gospel! How exciting!

When they ask me what I charge for them, I tell them that they are a gift from people who have donated toward my ministry and want to bless you. Thank you to all who have given toward this ministry for making this possible! For 85 cents you can put a Large Print Gospel of John into the hands of a grateful someone who will read it and grow closer to Jesus.

I want to be able to provide these Large Print Gospels of John at every ministry concert that I do to everyone who would want them, but as I told my wife, at the rate I have been handing them out (about a hundred a week), we need to raise some funds! Will you help us?

I just need some more of my brothers and sisters in Christ to catch the vision for what the Lord is doing through this ministry and lend a helping hand.

Here are a few things you could do:

  • Pray for us! Here is a link to our PRAYER LETTER which expresses the heart and needs of this ministry.
  • Financially support our ministry! A simple way to do this is download our albums at our WEBSITE (www.reflectworship.com), we raise funds for our ministry and you get some music to enjoy – a win win for the both of us. They are only $6.00 per album to download.
  • Or, you could mail a check made out to Adullam Vineyard (write Daniel & Catherine in the memo line) to: 
1234 Main Street
Green Bay, WI  54302

(What we do is now an extension of the ministry of our church Adullam Vineyard in Green Bay. So all gifts are tax deductible)

  • Or, if you're really inspired, you can go directly to BIBLICA.COM and order a box or two of Large Print Gospels of John and have them sent to the above address.

Please help us with this ministry!

Thank you and God bless you,

Daniel & Catherine Lovett

Next Concert :

Cup O Joy, GB
Friday, August 6th, at 7:30 p.m.
(We will be sharing the stage with our friend and drummer Jon Sergott as he releases his CD "Dust Like Us" - See website for details)

:: Reflect HYMN CD

This album has now been distributed to nearly every Nursing Home facility in Northeast WI! It is being used for the worship time at bible studies, listened to over the dinner hour, and blessing those in their final moments.

My wife and I will be releasing another album soon! (We are so excited about this album!!!) We are giving away samples of our music at our website in order to "find our audience" so we have people to release our new music to.

We now have this free music available right from our front page on our website: www.reflectworship.com

So please download and enjoy and tell your friends!

Our upcoming release will be a mix of message songs
(of God's love and forgiveness) and worship (responding to God's love and forgiveness) and will be entitled: "I Will Bring You Peace".

We want to reach this world with the message of God's grace and redemption! Would you help us?

Would you please pass this news on to a friend - who doesn't love free music?

Thanks for listening,


Our CD's are available online at our website www.reflectworship.com and also at:
  • Lighthouse Christian Books in Green Bay and
  • Family Christian Stores in Appleton

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catherine and I (Daniel) are now going into music ministry full-time!

I have serving in the Nursing Homes for 3+ years now (full time for the last year playing over 200 shows). Now we are both at it and will be expanding our ministry in different ways. This Fall we are looking to release another project that has been simmering on the back burner for awhile now - getting nice and tasty. The problem is, who are we releasing it to? Thus far we have been "going to where the people are" - Nursing Homes, a few Churches, a few concerts a year, but we don't really have much of what you would consider a "fan base".

We need to get the word out about our music!!! This is where we could use your help!

We are giving away some of our music in exchange for email addresses. This is so we actually have some people to tell about the new music we are making and where we will be playing and so forth.

Will you help spread the word by "sharing" these free songs with your friends?

This widget has some options on it that allow you to post it to your facebook, twitter, or email it to people. Please help support our music and our ministry! (notice the "share this" on the bottom right corner?)

About the songs:

You See Me - God sees and He knows and He cares. This song is based on something Jesus says in Matthew:

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)

This song dares to ask the hard questions, as many of the Psalms do, that we all at one time or another think regarding this invisible God: "Do you see me? Do you love me? Will you say that you're proud of me?"

Jesus has shown us that, yes, God does see us, and he cares for us so deeply.

Come Thou Fount - This beautiful hymn was written by a man in touch with his own weaknesses. "Bind my wandering heart to thee" - how many of us can identify with the struggle to love God with all our heart?

Psalm 139 - This is the first song that my wife and I wrote together based out of Psalm 23... j/k

This Psalm says that God thinks about us more than there is sand on the sea shore! Pretty awesome huh?
The recording really came together on this one, and it is still one of my favorites to perform.

tiny hands - You have got to read to full story behind this last song at our website. It is a miraculous and amazing story of our niece Ava and her mother Stacy.

"Stacy had, in her younger years, suffered from a rare form of cancer of the blood that had been for many years in remission. Not long ago she had been feeling quite ill and went to see the doctor. After many thorough tests it was confirmed. The cancer was back..."

Read more at the following website: www.reflectworship.com

Give Me the Strength - Written as a prayer for the Lord to put his love into my heart. In my own strength, I find it difficult even to love the most loveable people in my life. We NEED God's love in our hearts. Then and only then will we be able to love others as we ought.

You Stir My Soul - I wrote this song originally as a poem after visiting a nursing home and playing a concert. There was a woman there who could only say a few phrases - one of which was "I love you". In a quiet moment right after I finished a song, she says from the back row those 3 simple words and it pierced my heart. It was one of those moments that God's love broke through and I believed it.

We will be starting to release a "song of the week" at our "download" page at our website, so stay tuned for more updates.

If you enjoyed the music, please pass it along to a friend.

thanks for listening!

Daniel Lovett

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