My name is Daniel Lovett. I suppose that part was obvious. I was born at a very young age and when asked the other day where I was from I answered as honestly as I could, “from my mum.”
I have been leading worship in churches around Northeast Wisconsin since 2001. I went into Nursing Home ministry in November 2006 and haven’t looked back since.
Along the way my wife and I have recorded an unspecified* number of albums and have produced an unspecified* number of children who call me “papa”. (*Unspecified because who knows if another will pop out at any minute and lets face it… my biggest priority if that happens is not to come back here and update this bio for the sake of being accurate).
I’ve performed a number of weddings, farmers markets, churches, Cup O Joy concerts, Lifest appearances (I know what your thinking… I am not referencing the streaker who ran across the stage during the Switchfoot concert last year… that wasn’t me… well, at least they can’t prove it), and random Walmart parking lot concerts… ok just kidding about the last one.
Together with my wife we have a band called Reflect. You can hear some of our original music here: http://reflect.bandcamp.com
So, I am now a full time musician bringing spiritually enriching entertainment to nursing homes across Northeast Wisconsin. I haven’t had a real job in a while but the ones I had prior to this “job” were brutal enough to last a lifetime (Framing carpenter, a cog in the machine at a cabinet factory, and liquid smoke reactor operator).
We are now giving away our Hymns albums for you to enjoy in the hopes of getting it out to those in nursing homes everywhere, all we ask is that you share it: http://reflectworship.com/nursing-home-ministry/send-hymns-to-nursing-homes/
This blog is mostly about the adventure of discovering Jesus and the quest to follow him who forged the path to true life and true love. I have found that the epic rescuing story of Jesus is far more compelling and relevant to you and I than we give it credit. So let’s give it some credit! Here’s to You Jesus, May we join you in your unfolding redemption story and be your true padawans (“star wars” for “disciples”).
What’s that? You want to know more?
Ok… lets see. I am an aspiring author. Near the top of the list of authors who have inspired me over the years is Donald Miller. You should check out his latest book “Scary Close”. I am also LOVING Tedd Dekker these days. I’d recommend Outlaw and everything he has produced since. He is definitely a key player in the Awakening that is coming to God’s people as I see it. Also an inspiring author I have enjoyed reading is William P. Young. I wrote a review on his book Crossroads.
I blog for now because if I change my mind on something I can go back and edit or take things back… and make it better, which would be impossible with a book. One thing I will never change my mind about is Jesus. You should give him a chance. He is often the most misunderstood and slandered person who ever lived, though he was nothing but good and kind and pure love to all who know him… and I’m not bashful about saying I know him.
I am excited about our latest music project entitled, “Reflect Love”, and it is all about God who is love in whom we live and move and have our being.
I would consider myself a Christian mystic and wish I was a great deal more. I think all kinds of fear hold us back from diving into experiencing God fully. Because we refuse to fully trust we run from love and keep our distance to keep the illusion alive that we are in control. You should check out my post Awake My Heart for more info about being a mystic and the Awakening and all.
Be blessed and keep on keeping your eyes on Jesus and your mind saturated in His word!
Even More Background:
I have been a Christ follower since my youth. I’ve been a Christian since the age of eight and sometimes didn’t follow all that close or well. I came back to the Lord after a few years away in my teens and at the age of eighteen went to Moody Northwest Bible College for two years during which I attended Calvary Chapel in Spokane with Ken Ortize, among several other churches. I couldn’t get enough of being with God’s people and learning to walk closer with God! I loved God’s Word and read and memorized large portions of it. I then served for about nine months at a mission organization named Gospel for Asia and attended Calvary Chapel in Dallas. While there I joined the worship team and got my first taste of nursing home ministry. After a Divinely led hitchhiking adventure with God I was told by God to move to Wisconsin. So I moved.
Along the way I got married to my wife Catherine and began leading worship with her in churches since 2001. I have had a ministry to nursing homes sharing the Gospel and Gospel music since 2007 and full time since 2009.
None of this is my identity. None of this really matters or means that you should listen to me. I am simply a redeemed beloved child of God. Just like you. I’m no more important or special. I’m not telling you any of this to listen to me. I want you listen to Christ and to immerse yourself in God’s Word! Get acquainted with Jesus by his Holy Spirit, your Good Shepherd! After all, our loving heavenly Papa has spoken from heaven concerning our Teacher, the Christ: “This is my beloved Son, listen to him!”
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