ALL THE SAINTS – Live from the CentricWorship Retreat – No. 1

I don’t believe I’ve ever used by blog to promote projects that I’m working on, but this is one I’m very excited about and wanted to share with you.  Releasing March 11th!   Hope you enjoy…

In September of 2013 we invited 12 worship leaders to join us for our first ever worship retreat in the beautiful Methow Valley of Winthrop, Washington. It was to be a week of worship, refreshing and new friendships. Our retreat was filled with both tears and laughter as we dug into the Word of God each day and spent time in the presence of our Lord. By the end of the week, we had written 18 new songs and recorded 21 during our morning and evening worship times! This first EP is our way of sharing a small part of that experience with the world. Our prayer is that these new songs will assist you in your prayer and worship as you continue the journey with us, closer and closer to the heart of Jesus. – Steve Rice, Executive Producer / VP CentricWorship

Message In A Bottle

At a recent retreat for indie artists and songwriters, I asked Hillsong writer, Mia Fieldes to teach on lyric writing. Her class entitled, Message In a Bottle, was quite inspiring and, I believe, helpful to the artists and writers attending.  She began her talk with this:

If a bottle washes up on the shore and you find an interesting message inside, it’s something quite special.   But if a bottle washes up without a message, it’s just trash.

Mia’s point of course, was that the music is your delivery vehicle for something really special, so don’t waste it.

You can find many helpful tools in this blog for lyric writing.  Check out blogs on Alliteration, ApostrophePersonification, Repetition, Anaphora and more, at the links provided or under the Lyric Writing category.