Archive for March, 2011

Shelter Project and home project

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

My men working, Nathan and Toby

This morning we presented “Shelter” in our service. It’s a project by my producer, Paul Marino, and he was writing it while I was down writing with him on my last album, so I got to hear it in many stages. What a gorgeous work, and the words are amazing, most of them straight from scripture. It’s a cycle of 10 songs, many of them original by Paul but also a few worship songs and hymns worked in. It’s for choir and soloists and pretty flexible on the instrumentation so we used piano, keys, drums, bass, and guitar and it came out great. My choir did a phenomenal job, we added prayers, communion, and scripture readings and made it an entire service – everyone loved it. Paul was here a couple of weeks ago with Jeremy Johnson (another writer Paul works with a lot who also worked on my last album) and they guest led our worship and were absolutely amazing, so the congregation already knew their hearts and were excited to see what the project was about.

Lots of work, and I’m glad it came off well. I know the Lord used it!

Also, just adding a picture here because it’s too cute not to. We are remodeling our porch into an office. Now that Nathan and I are both working at home full time, the dining room just isn’t cutting it anymore. So here’s a picture of the “men” working. 🙂

New Podcast from Creative Promotions

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Hi, all,

Just wanted to post a link. I did a new podcast interview with Creative Promotions, and it’s a little different than the ones I’ve done in the past – lots of stories about our travels and some of the backstory on the new single. Thought you might like to give it a listen here. 🙂

Ramping up for Adventure Week!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

First time I've recorded at Sonic Lounge, and that is a pretty cool board!

I was back in the studio this weekend doing the music for our Adventure Week (VBS). I didn’t write it this year, there just wasn’t time, so I used my friend Russ’ music, and just re-recorded the vocals so they would match our classes, etc. It was a quick session, but definitely brought to mind that Adventure Week is coming! It’s the biggest outreach our church does all year, and I write and direct the play too, so it’s a major event in our family’s life. This year we’re going to Africa on safari, and it’s so fun that we can use our familiy’s pictures and experiences from when we were actually there. Twende! Let’s go!

Concert at St. Susanna

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The beautiful sanctuary at St. Susanna

The people dancing along.

I got to do a concert at St. Susanna down in Mason, OH last night. It was such a great time – I have been there once before and they are just great to work with. Chris, you rock. 🙂 They have the most beautiful sanctuary, and even though they have no video in there, they worked with me to put in a temporary system we could use. Had a wonderful time, and can’t wait to go back – I know the Lord was using the night!