I always approach writing seasons and album recordings with a bit of fear and trembling because over the years I have learned that the songs truly come from God doing a deeper work in my heart. For those of you who know what a “deeper work” means, you know that it often involves pain, pruning, an emptying and a laying down of yourself like never before. The songs are simply the overflow of it all. In a recent interview I was asked “how do you practice (or live) what you sing?” The first thing I thought of was the age old question, “which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” The songs are, in a way, “practiced” first…they are lived before they are birthed and shared with others.
- March 3, 2015 -