Whether you’re just starting out leading worship, or you’ve been leading for years, it can often be a daunting task. Sometimes you can feel uninspired and lacking in creativity, or frustrated and unqualified to do the job. Here’s three simple tips for starters to keep you on the ball, and help you when you lead:Read more about 3 Simple Tips For A Worship Leader[…]
So often we can sing songs, without fully appreciating the meaning – especially common with old hymns, where the language can be old fashioned or complicated. Sometimes words are used that are no longer in common use. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing is a good example where we sing ‘Here I raise my Ebenezer’Read more about Do You Noel?[…]
One of our worship leaders sang Matt Redmans Heart of Worship this week and changed the lyrics to “I’m coming back to the heart of Christmas and it’s all about you, all about you Jesus”. Once the interruption to my ‘auto-worship’ mode had settled, the stinging truth of that one-word alteration began to settle inRead more about Coming Back To The Heart Of Christmas[…]
In the famous clip above, Julia Roberts character (a super-famous rich actress) tells Hugh Grants character (essentially a nobody)… “The fame thing isn’t really real, you know. Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Worship leaders and musicians have so often gravitated to a rock-starRead more about What Notting Hill Taught Me About Worship[…]
Crown of Praise started with the small idea of releasing small “chapters” of music. Where recording a whole album can be prohibitive because of the costs involved, I’ve decided to explore releasing music in smaller bite size chunks. Crown of Praise will be the first in a series of “chapters” over the coming months. Here’sRead more about What’s The Deal With “Crown of Praise”?[…]
This post is best read in the light of Part 1 which is here. Part 1 dealt with the music we listen to, and trying to make a consious decision over where we take our moral-food from…what do we digest into our bodies…what nutritional diet does our soul feast on… This morning, a news storyRead more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 2[…]
Stop a moment.
No, really stop. Stop hovering over your Facebook refresh button, stop checking your phone (don’t worry, it will make a noise when you get a message), take the ipod hearphones out your ears, turn the TV off, leave the room and shut your eyes.
Can you hear it? The silence? Now turn your heart to Jesus and just wait a moment.
Isn’t it amazing how busy we are. The 21st century is full of noise and colour. Communication tools for every minute of every day. There is always something to do, someone to see, a message to check and a job to do. Read more about Get Away From The Noise …
The Sun & The Satellites was a phrase God gave me in a dream. That really doesn’t happen to me very often! Even before the songs were all written, I sensed this phrase was to be the title of the album.
You Are The Centre was an attempt to capture the heart of that theme. Through early re-writes, this was a song that never quite settled down, even to the point of re-writing lyrics in the hours before recording. Chord changes, styles, lyrics, tempo were all played around with. Read more about Behind The Song – You Are The Centre …