Joshua Colburn

Two weeks ago Joshua Colburn led musical worship at Impact’s Spiritual Retreat. There was a lot of positive feedback from the community, and I really enjoyed partnering, worshiping, and hanging out with him.

Thursday was his birthday, but today he gets the Sunday Shout Out.

I met Joshua in the summer of 2008 when I spoke at his church. He was the worship leader, among other roles, and the worship was simply amazing! That night I was impressed by a number of things about Joshua. The experience made enough of an impression on me that I flew him out to Wisconsin two years later. Here are some of the things that I appreciate about Joshua:

Talent: Joshua has outstanding natural musical talent. My wife said that his voice like a train. That was not my first thought, but it is a really great description. He has a powerful voice that fills the room, and carries the rest of us along with him. To put it plain and simple – He can flat out sing. Check out his music on the link at the end of this post!

Passion: Joshua has seen some stuff in life. He knows (experientially) how God can rescue people. He has not forgotten that experience, or taken it for granted. He continues to carry a passionate gratitude and hunger for more of God. That passion is contagious, especially when he sings. Did I mention that he can flat out sing!?

Integrity: Joshua is big on honesty. He feels no need to be something that he is not. He has experienced Grace, and he feels no need to play games with anything else. Joshua is smart enough to know that he could make some tweaks in who he is and what he does in order to gain what others would call “greater success.” He has enough integrity to say “no” to that temptation. He is content with who he is and what he is doing. That is true success.

To learn more about Joshua Colburn and his music: http://joshuacolburn.net/

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