Posts in category Songwriting

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Songwriting chops I didn’t even know I had

Songwriting chops I didn’t even know I had

The title of my new album coming out tomorrow is called “Dreams I Didn’t Even Know I Had,” and I bring this up (not only as a gentle reminder, but) because I just read a simple songwriting tip that I discovered I unconsciously use… so, the blog title. Famed songwriter Ralph Murphy says – in […]

“Dreams I Didn’t Even Know I Had”

“Dreams I Didn’t Even Know I Had”

I am releasing my latest Christian worship CD on November 15th… it will feature my Christmas song “Christmas is Christ” and the Advent song “Tender Mercy” (originally released as a single last year). The music is recorded and out for mastering. You can help me in getting this project out by participating in my Kickstarter […]

Check out this Blacklight Drama of “Tender Mercy” performed by the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana Youth Group

Check out this Blacklight Drama of “Tender Mercy” performed by the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana Youth Group

What a great job these young people did using my song “Tender Mercy (Zechariah’s Song)” in a manner that I never imagined.

12 Songs For Advent

12 Songs For Advent

This season, I have become a lot more appreciative of the meaning of Advent and have searched out for relevant advent songs (and arrangements) to present to the church. Particularly, I have been focused on the concepts of light and of waiting. If you are a worship leader who has been struggling to do the […]

Introducing Tender Mercy (Zechariah’s Song): A Song For Advent

Introducing Tender Mercy (Zechariah’s Song): A Song For Advent

This song has appeared here before, but I am finally releasing the mastered studio version to the public… The story surrounding the song is basically this: my Pastor casually opined in a sermon: “Mary gets a ton of songs about her. Why doesn’t Zechariah get his own song?” I obliged. Essentially, the song is the […]

Alesis Multimix8FX, Reason, and Windows 7

Alesis Multimix8FX, Reason, and Windows 7

Now for a bit of a “technical” break. Thanks to the awesome little league team that I coached and some amazingly generous in-laws, I was able to purchase an Alesis Multimix8FX mixer at Guitar Center for my home recording. I unwrapped it, replaced my M-Audio Mobile Pre, and wanted to do an immediate test recording… […]

New song – Trust in the Lord

New song – Trust in the Lord

Sharefaith.com is having a contest asking folks to write a song based on Proverbs 3:5-6. Thanks to some young men and women at LIFEhouse, we turned the song into a music video. Thanks to Dahn B for his great background vocals and post production/mixing!

Jesus Culture’s “I Am In Love With You” or Why We Have To Be Careful As Worship Songwriters

Jesus Culture’s “I Am In Love With You” or Why We Have To Be Careful As Worship Songwriters

I start with a testimony on God’s sense of humor. As a new Christian some 7 or so years ago put in position of leading worship at my church, I found myself disliking worship songs with excessively “lovey-dovey” lyrics for God. Particularly, I was dismissive of those worship songs that became comedic fodder for the […]

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.