My Big Announcement. Introducing Moment Maker.

The first question normally asked when meeting someone new is simple.

“So what do you do?”

And so begins the dripping of the paint on the floor that will soon paint you into your preverbal corner.

I hate that question.

Why?

Because instead of HUMAN BEINGS we become HUMAN DOINGS.

 

Hi.  I’m Carlos.  And I’m a worship leader.

I’m really good at it.  I’ve paid all my bills the last 15 years of my life doing it.  And I could probably do it the rest of my life.

But a friend once asked me one of the most important questions I’ve ever been asked.

“When people come up to you, in the airport, at a conference, at a church, what is it they thank you for?”

That question shook something deep within me.

Because 9 times out of 10, they thank me for something I said or wrote that changed their perspective of life.

Not for a song I wrote.

Not for a melody I sang.

Can I write great songs?  Yes.

Can I write good hooks? Sure.

But when I stepped away from being a Human Doing, and looked at myself as a Human Being, everything changed.

 

I’ve been blogging here for almost 9 years.

I’ve had lots of offers to write books.

I always thought… “Nah.I’m a blogger.  I write paragraphs not pages.

And what I learned was that was simply God protecting me from writing the wrong book.

I would have written some lame book about worship leading.  About how to be creative.  Blah Blah Boring.

Not those topics per se, but that was my painted in corner.

Then a few years ago, after I almost lost everything to sin and self, and after the Lord renewed my heart to face His face alone, He opened my eyes to what I NEEDED to write.

 

Ragamuffin Soul, let me introduce you to my ethos, heartbeat, and 56,000 words of blood, sweat, and lots of tears.

Moment Maker – You can live your life or your life will live you

Not only a book but a way of life.

A way of life that I’ve been letting you peek into from the kitchen window on this blog for years but now open the front door and invite you into this crazy lifestyle.

A life where we create, receive, and rescue moments.

A life where we realize that life’s too big to fit in a bucket list.

A life where I help you and I seize every opportunity we can, on a daily basis, and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

This isn’t a book about bungee jumping, sky diving, or planning the biggest flash mob in history.

Those are fine and dandy, and we touch on that in the book, but this book is about how we take the simple, everyday moments we have been given, the good, and bad ones, and squeeze every last drop of life out of them.

And the fantastic thing?

We have the perfect teacher.

Jesus Christ.

We will study His life and see how He took normal and turned it into captivating.

Whether you believe Jesus is God or not, you can’t deny He was the ultimate Moment Maker.  I happen to believe He is but that won’t keep you from this book.

When we open our eyes to His truths, we begin to see that you don’t have to chase some huge dream in order to live a monumental life.

That life is already under your feet not 1000 miles away.

 

I’ve been dying to let you guys into this for a LOOOOONG time.

And it’s time.

I have an AMAZING team at Zondervan and The Fedd Agency that have held my hand as I’ve kicked and screamed my way to this manuscript. And it will be in your hands late March.

 

And the chief Moment Maker in my family, Heather, got her hands on the first printed pages and bound it for me like the Moment Making architect that she is.

For those of you that have missed her blog, well this book is dripping with her fingerprints.

 

Yes there will be a time to buy, preorder, and tell the world.

That’s not today.

Today is simply a time for me to tell you thank you.

 

Who’s ready to become a Moment Maker with me?

Let’s do this.

Los

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  • Congratulations, Bro! This has to be an exciting time for you. Be proud of your achievement and I only with the best for you. We here in Johnston County, NC…home of the red hotdogs and C3 Church…are totally behind you.

  • Can’t wait! Congratulatios Carlos….well really, Congratulations Whittaker Family!

  • dude. very very very cool… congrats on this endeavor!

  • Yay! Congrats!

  • Jane Figueras

    about time, hermano!!!

  • Awesome!!! Congratulations Carlos! Can’t wait to read it

  • Stephanie R.

    Awesome, Carlos!! I can’t wait to read it.

  • Paul Agnew

    well done buddy, I look forward to reading it

  • brianfalexander

    Looking forward to the release.

  • Brenda P

    So excited for this! Congratulations!

  • rachelle r. m.

    THIS IS AWESOME!

    I’m excited to read this and thanks for writing some pages.

  • Markus

    So awesome to see how God works – sometimes suddenly, sometimes slowly.

  • well done! sign me up to be a moment maker 🙂

  • Jessica

    So exciting! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Cal

    Cant wait!

  • Congratulations. I’m glad your paragraphs turned into pages, at just the right moment for just the right book, about becoming a Moment Maker. I am already hooked. Yeah. Sign me up for some of that.

  • This no doubt will be good. Congrats!

  • YAAAAAAAAYYYYY! I’ve been praying for you 🙂 I’m so excited for you!!! Yay God and Yay you!!!

  • Kristil Kimbro Lyle

    Carlos, I am so excited to read this. When I first met you at church and shared in the energy and emotional worship leading you brought, I began to read Ragamuffin soul. I have been inspired, encouraged and humbled by your posts. I can’t wait to see what Moment Maker has in store for us all!

  • Jen

    I am SO. STINKING. EXCITED for you!!! I’ve been a lurker since 2006-ish. (tried to comment on that other post, but disqus hates my phone). I’ve only commented a couple of times, because everyone else always says what I think so much better than I could, so I usually just nod a lot. My husband has so appreciated your candor about anxiety and depression; he relates very much to you. I can’t wait to read this. Much love to you, Los, and may God continue to bless you and your family, and all your moments. 🙂

  • Kezzy

    Whooooo! That is awesome!!!! Make sure we can get it in the UK!! 😀

  • Brooke Elliott

    Nothing like great news in the morning to impact the rest of the day! Can’t wait!!

  • marieh99

    Me me me!

  • Congrats – and this post is GREAT!

  • David Underwood

    Heather is the best part of you, dude. What a cool gift.

  • Congrats.

  • Seth Abram

    Congrats man! So good. Can’t wait.

  • Martha

    Congratulations!!! Your fingerprints are on my heart and I look forward to reading!

  • Lindsey

    YAYYYYY!!!!!!!

  • Optimisprimal78

    I have to admit nothing gives me such high anxiety as seeing someone from my past or a even someone new over the same issue of “What do you do”… I work in an office, I do nothing important and I guess brings me to confront my thoughts or self worth. I am looking forward to reading this. I think so many of us suffer from feeling insignificant or we are on the total opposite side of the scale and believe our own hype.

  • shelbyisrad

    Hooray!!! *throws confetti*

  • Chris Johnson

    Proud of you, Los. Thanks for turning your mess into a message of the goodness of God… I cannot wait to read this book my friend. So often we get preoccupied with making HISTORY that we forget to make MOMENTS… and that is how we in fact make history. The world needs this message, so shout it from the peaks and in the valleys!

  • Congrats my friend. So excited to see how God is going to use this!

  • richardegil

    Congrats man, looking forward to reading it!

  • Eric

    Can’t wait for this! Congrats!

  • Jason Whittington

    Very cool, Carlos! Can’t wait to read it!

  • HERE.COMES.THE.BOOM!

  • go on with your bad self.

  • Griff

    Congrats, Los! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • JeannaB

    This is amazing. I cannot wait to read it!

  • Congrats!! That’s awesome 🙂

  • Tonia Bendickson

    So great! Congratulations, Carlos!!!

    • ragamuffinsoul

      Thanks Tonia. You and my Elevation family have helped me find my center in more ways than you guys will ever know.

  • Congrats!! Looking forward to reading it. I love this line, “And what I learned was that was simply God protecting me from writing the wrong book.” That just spoke to my soul. Thank you.

  • Kristy Tolley

    I don’t think I can wait until March! Congratulations! I cannot wait to devour that book.

  • BriAnne

    Awesome.. Can’t wait for March. sounds amazing.. Congratulations..

  • Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Randy Wayne Kirkpatrick

    So awesome Los! Can’t wait to read it!

  • BrendtWayneWaters

    Glad you didn’t explode before you told us! Congrats!

  • Heck. Yes.

  • Jenn

    Awesome! Proud of you and Heather!

  • I’m just ‘meeting’ you now for the first time- looks like a good moment to do so. Congratulations!

  • Molly

    I wanna read it now! Excited!!

  • Shannon

    So completely and totally excited about this!!

  • Can’t wait!

  • Jeff

    Bro! So excited! Congrats. Can’t wait to read and share it.

  • Tami Romani

    So awesome! What a great perspective on how to fully live this life we’ve been given. Can’t wait to read it!

  • This is exciting, Carlos! Will be anxious to read.

  • As usual… can’t wait to read more of your inspired words of life.

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  • Great! Congratulations Carlos. Thanking God with you for your journey so far and ahead. I like: “life’s too big to fit in a bucket list”

  • Denise Drake

    Cannot wait, Carlos!

  • patriciamc

    Way cool!

  • I look forward to it, dude.

  • ®yan G®ammatico

    Looking forward to helping with the launch team on this 🙂

  • Cindi

    Congratulations!!! So excited for you guys and can’t wait!

  • Michelle Spanos

    I am so excited for this! Following you and H back in the day, I miss her blog, but following you over the last 6 years has inspired me to live and love each moment. i lean that way anyway but it’s been an inspiration following the Whit’s!! Can’t wait to read this and share it!! Congrats!!

  • Bryan J Sissel

    i enjoy your music, and have since you led worship in the church i belong to, a couple years ago but your words here have impacted me more look forward to reading the book congrats

  • Exciting stuff. Happy for you.

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  • Brian Adams

    I am so ready to read this and join you in being a moment maker!!! Thanks Los for BEING you.

  • This is dance-worthy, indeed! Put your boots on and crank it up, man!

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  • Ellen

    Look forward to read your book!

  • Wow. This is sounds like a great story! Can’t wait to read it.

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