Help! The worship team is playing an Instrumental… What do I do?

We’ve all been there. We’re about 2/3rds of the way through the medium paced song. The verses were nice, the chorus was nice, but then BAM! The band is now playing an instrumental (most likely its just the chorus chords with instruments playing the melody instead of the voices singing). It sounds great, but whatContinue reading “Help! The worship team is playing an Instrumental… What do I do?”

Quick Thoughts: Old Truth, New Voice

One of the worries I, and many other writers, have is the thought “is this original or did I steal it from someone?”. The minute after I realize the song I just wrote is actually a variation of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a minute of immense disappointment. But what I have found isContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: Old Truth, New Voice”

New Affiliate Program!

Fellow musicians, teachers, and worship leaders, Exciting news! The Worshiping Songwriter is now part of the affiliate program. If you use this link then a percentage of any purchase you make will help support You can also check out some of my finger style guitar arrangements. Or use this box to search forContinue reading “New Affiliate Program!”

Quick Thoughts: Building Brick by Brick

Hey all, It’s been a while since I posted. Sorry about that, but I have a good reason! My little girl was born a month early and life has not been the same since. First their was the stay in the NICU, then her coming home and figuring out how to live with a new,Continue reading “Quick Thoughts: Building Brick by Brick”

Reflections: The First Praise Song (Genesis 2:23)

Today we get to reflect on the first praise “song” recorded in the Bible. I put the word “song” in quotes since all we have left is the poetry. I’m sure Adam could have sung these words and there is only a fine line between poetry and lyrics. I am of course referring to Adam’sContinue reading “Reflections: The First Praise Song (Genesis 2:23)”

Random Exercise Generator

Have you ever stared at a blank page and asked yourself “what am I going to write today?” If you have, then good news! I have a random musical exercise generator for you. I have added a permanent link under the “music” tab in the menu and you can also find it down below. IfContinue reading “Random Exercise Generator”

Reflections: Obedience and Worship (Genesis 2:15-17)

Welcome back to Reflections. Last week we looked at Genesis 1 and how being made in God’s image impacts our worship. I also mentioned that we try to hide the parts of God’s image that make us uncomfortable. We have a tendency to highlight His love while veiling His holiness and justice. This week’s reflectionContinue reading “Reflections: Obedience and Worship (Genesis 2:15-17)”

Reflections on Scripture (Genesis 1:26-28)

Welcome to the new series here on TWS where we’ll reflect on Scripture and worship. My hope is that we will gain a deeper appreciation for the act of worship, how it impacts us as worshipers, and how it reveals God’s character. We will start in the beginning. In Genesis 1:26-28 we read this: 26Continue reading “Reflections on Scripture (Genesis 1:26-28)”