Thursday, February 15, 2007

thank you for your comments

I just discovered a whole load of comments that I hadn't realised I had today! To all of you who've been writing to encourage me and let me know your own journeys in worship and song writing - I just want to say a huge thank you!!!!

Isn't it incredible to be part of such a great family? - where we get to spur each other on!

I'm deeply grateful to all of you for taking the time to send a note or a thought - it makes a wonderful difference! - there is SUCH power in encouragement!!!

God bless you!

I'll keep you posted on the recording side of things.


Friday, February 02, 2007

new album

In about 4 weeks I'm going to make my intrepid way across the Atlantic to record my second album with Integrity. I'm so excited about putting these songs down and watching what God will do with them next. Some of them - like 'I Belong' (a co-write with my Mum), have been waiting quietly in the wings for more than two years! It will be wonderful to get them out there.

At the moment, I'm finishing lyrics and making sure I'm as far on as I can be. Lyrics are the hardest part I think! They are also the most important part... a beautiful melody with words that don't really mean anything won't last as long as one where the lyrics give real voice to what's going on under the surface of surrendered hearts. Of course, a good melody will help those lyrics to stick - it's a balancing act - one worth the hard work.

If you're writing at the moment, I'd love to encourage you to dig that little bit deeper for the right words - like an offering of worship in the work of crafting our words. I'd also love to cheer you on as you look for the right melodic hook - taking the ideas you started with, and honing them till they sing sweeter - till they become the songs that others can use as their very own expression of love for Jesus.