Weekly Exercise (9/16/20-9/22/20)

One of the most daunting parts of songwriting is finding where to start. When I sit down to write a song there’s an entire world of possibilities. With almost an unlimited number of rhythms, melodies, and harmonies for me to choose from, I find myself stuck with choice paralysis (its similar to trying to pickContinue reading “Weekly Exercise (9/16/20-9/22/20)”

Writing Songs That Point to Christ

In addition to writing new songs this past month I have also revisited some older ones. I have to say, it’s amazing that I ever thought those recordings were worth putting up. For the meantime they’ll stay up there but I am looking forward to replacing them. One such song that I have revisited isContinue reading “Writing Songs That Point to Christ”

Writing Songs That Lament (And thoughts on Psalm 22)

To prepare for writing this article, I went back and read through the entire book of Psalms. Okay, I skimmed through the book of Psalms. Still, I went through all 150 Psalms and made note of how many were either laments or, in some way, a cry of distress. About 52 out of 150 PsalmsContinue reading “Writing Songs That Lament (And thoughts on Psalm 22)”

“The Lord Has Heard (Psalm 6)” Is Up!

This is probably the quickest a song has gone from first draft to up on the site. I started it on Tuesday morning and here it is on Thursday night, lead sheet, demo, and all. Check it out here. I don’t expect to hear this one on Sunday morning because Psalm 6 is a hardContinue reading ““The Lord Has Heard (Psalm 6)” Is Up!”

Psalm 6 and a Glance Into the Creative Process

So this morning I was reading Psalm 6 and I posted this picture to TWS’ Instagram (FYI, follow us on Instagram!). One of the ways I study Scripture is I write songs based on or inspired by the Scripture. This forces me to wrestle with presenting the Scripture in a new but true way thatContinue reading “Psalm 6 and a Glance Into the Creative Process”

Reflections on Psalm 5

With the recent release of “Refuge”, Psalm 5 has been on my mind. After reading it again, there is a reflection that stands out that I would like to share. When the Psalmist sings 3 In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. Psalm 5:3 He immediatelyContinue reading “Reflections on Psalm 5”