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)”

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”