The Holy Spirit’s Presence

The Holy Spirit’s Presence

“In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel” – Konstantin Stanislavski I read this quote the other day, and stopped in my tracks. “…to KNOW is synonymous with to FEEL.” Stanislavski was a Russian actor and theater director. He treated theater-making as a serious endeavor, requiring dedication, discipline, and integrity, […]

It’s OK To Worry.

Ever get obsessed with an idea and find yourself devoting almost all of your brainpower to see that this idea comes to fruition? I’m kind of in this place right now, and it’s exciting but also borderline dangerous. I would say that I’m inherently intrinsically motivated, meaning that I naturally find myself wanting to complete […]

Melodies, Craftsmanship, and Creativity

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Hey songwriters Today’s post is a challenge for you to stretch yourself. Get ready…! As I’ve been spending the last several months listening to lots and LOTS of new music to use for worship services at my church, I have been struck by one recurring issue: all the songs sound the same. And yes, I […]

What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Just do it”. Sounds familiar, right? Well, I think Nike had it right. What are you waiting for? Is there something big on the horizon that you need to just TAKE THE LEAP into? What’s stopping you? I’m pretty sure that out of all of you reading this, I’m the most guilty of second guessing […]

We’re sick, and the cure is right under our noses

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I love the story of the woman who was diseased for 12 years. She was afflicted with a sickness that, because of her society and culture at the time, required her to live outside the city gates. Imagine that all of your friends lived in a quaint little neighborhood together. White picket fences, obedient dogs […]

Being Jesus… Being Bold.

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Christianity, Church, Gospel, Music, Worship | One Comment

“Learn to doubt your doubts.” Powerful words from my pastor, Dale Hummel, last night at church. The sermon wasn’t even focused on doubts, but he touched on this briefly during a Q&A session after the sermon. This was what stuck with me from this weekend. I began to really think about that phrase… doubting your […]

Surrender … Humble and broken, we lift HIM high

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | One Comment

“Humble in sorrow, You gladly carried Your cross Never refusing Your life to the weakest of us Not too proud to bear our sin to feel this brokenness we’re in Humble, humble Jesus” These are lyrics from “Humble” on Audrey Assad’s new record Fortunate Fall. They’ve been lingering in my head and heart all week. […]

ATTENTION Worship Leaders…

ATTENTION Worship Leaders…

ATTENTION ALL WORSHIP LEADERS!!!!! This is my attempt at helping you get your heads on straight, so listen up. Are you aware that effective worship-leading needs to have MAJOR thought behind it? It’s not just about planning weekly services and picking cool new music…there are entire systems and philosophies behind why you do what you […]

The Wait Is Over… Let The Dreaming Begin!!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Church, Music, Worship | No Comments
The Wait Is Over… Let The Dreaming Begin!!

Well, the wait is over. I can officially say that my pride and joy, the project that took me from “random girl that sings at church” to “Nashville recording artist” and “singer/songwriter”, is FINALLY available for purchase!!!! I released the record yesterday (February 5th) and have received such a remarkable response already. I am completely […]

And that’s a wrap!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Christianity, Church, Design, Music, Worship | No Comments
And that’s a wrap!

Well my friends, today was the final day in the studio. It was incredibly emotional and bittersweet. Lots of tears shed, hugs given, and smiling faces all around. I have not laughed that much in a long time. It has been such a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere to work in… I’m really going to miss […]