June 30, 2015 § Leave a comment
I have recently returned from a family vacation in the UK and Europe. During this trip we were able to visit some of the great cathedrals (and they are awesome).
As I was touring one of these cathedrals, I felt the Lord say “I do not dwell in temples made by men’s hands”. This had a profound effect on me as I realized the incredible grandeur of these cathedrals as men tried to glorify God and worship Him as best they knew. Yet the Lord was saying to me, to dwell in the humblest of human hearts was as much grandeur to Him as one of these magnificent cathedrals. Kind of lifts your self-esteem a little! We truly are the habitation of the Lord and He loves to call our hearts His home.
April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
“My love knows no boundaries. And my waves of passion still roar. And My Son will never stop looking for your love.” – lyrics taken from Honey Bee by Ray Watson, The Secret Place. Listen to this prophetic song of the Lord here: http://www.secretplaceministries.org/pages/journey/prophetic/song-of-the-lord.html
April 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
The hour glass empties, and still we hesitate to give ourselves to the one thing we are called to do, distracted by the many things we are not called to do. Put the big rock in the jar, and the things that are left undone, we were never meant to do in the first place.
“There will never be a perfect time, you can only make time perfect.” Just start.
April 2, 2014 § 1 Comment
The only weight we should be carrying is the Presence of God. “Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.”
March 5, 2014 § 2 Comments
The podcast for February 2014 was about 20 mins long so I split it up into 3 separate files.
1. “Through my Jesus I can stand” (released as the February 2014 podcast)
2. “We love to sing your praises Lord” (released as the March 2014 podcast)
3. Exhortation (which will be sent out with the March podcast)
The question is, do people prefer to have one large file (which takes forever to download) or do they like having it split into 3 separate segments, and then just listen to them one after the other to get the same feeling of continuity that exists in the original file. Also, it’s A LOT of work producing a quality file of this length, and if I break it up I am able to spend a little more time producing each section to a higher musical standard. Thoughts?
Listen to the February and March podcasts by visiting the website podcast page then post your comment below.
March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
One of our more recent podcasts featured a song “Standing.” It’s a great song for encouragement when all around you is sinking sand. We made it part of a new journey on the website. Listen to the full-length version of the song here.
July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
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August 17, 2012 § 25 Comments
Feedback on the song “Deep calls to deep”
Before I take the development of this album much further, I would like some feedback about the album in general; about the direction I am taking, and about some songs in particular. I would appreciate your comment on the questions below. Feel free to disagree with the comments made by anyone else, including my mine. There is no right or wrong … just artistic, musical and cultural preferences, and I want yours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When appraising any of the songs in question, remember they are not finished productions yet, so you have to allow for more instrumentation in the mix, ie the addition of strings, bass guitar, some light percussion, maybe some orchestral instruments featured like flute etc. You are NOT listening to the final product, and in some ways you have to have the ability to “imagine” what the finished mix COULD sound like. These particular songs are past the demo stage, the recording process has begun, but they still have a long way to go. Welcome to the journey…
What do you think of the album title track “Deep calls to deep”
Do you think this song works? Click on the player above to listen, then comment on the questions below:
Instrumental versus vocal: Remembering that the aim of the album is to create an aid for meditative prayer, does the fact that the song only has about a minute of singing at the beginning and then the rest of the “song” is mainly an instrumental – does this work for you? Would you rather have a full song or a full instrumental, but not half and half? Is that disconcerting, or does the fact that only a few phrases are sung at the beginning, (giving the listener time to think about what was said throughout the rest of the instrumental) a good idea?
Would you like more or less instrumental? Would you prefer to have an overall mix of more or less instrumental music?
Could you handle a whole album like this? There would be variety in the music of course, but I mean could you handle a whole album built on this concept?
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