Songwriting in Varying Seasons

Songwriting in Varying Seasons

Imagine this with me. You’re in a groove of writing songs. Every lyric and melody just fits like a glove. You’re deeply connected with your style and you are finding inspiration with everything. Until it’s not like that. You hit a writer’s block. You thought you were immune to that kind of stuff. And it almost feels like you’ve been robbed of joy and everything you write now just doesn’t satisfy your creative appetite. Maybe you start to feel like you have to retire and leave songwriting to some other younglings who are hungrier. It’s super dramatic I know, but this is actually a feeling we face as creative people, especially songwriters. How do you get back up? What’s the remedy to this? I want to suggest from my experiences what I have learned so that the fresh expressions of worship in our lives doesn’t cease. 

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Who are Worship Leaders?

Who are Worship Leaders?

“Alright who’s ready to worship the Lord this morning?” That’s the weekly expression we are all used to hearing from our worship leader on Sundays in the church building. The worship leader sings, they connect with the congregation, and they are the designated person that God uses before the sermon. It’s the idea we all have been taught. Not explicitly of course, because there is no doctrinal teaching in the church that has ever said the worship leader is the singer. We have just always assumed that and are taught in a subliminal way. But what if we are wrong about worship leaders? And maybe even worse, what if it stems from a place of the wrong understanding of worship? Let me explain this further

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