I am so thankful for this past week. You have no idea. After 3 years, we finally got back to the studio Wednesday the 10th! These guys that played on this session are the greatest most talented people I know. Words really cannot describe (but I'll try) the feeling I got when I heard them play my songs for the first time. You see, I'd never heard any of these songs played with anything other than an acoustic guitar, so hearing bass, drums, electric, acoustic, keys, steel and harmonica all together on these, wow, it just blew me away!
I can't wait for y'all to hear my new music. It comes straight from my heart. They're words I couldn't express in any other way except through lyrics in a song. Thanks to Karli and Abbi Duren who helped co-wrote one of these with me, we have another upbeat kick-butt song, that I think you will find kinda funny.
I'm hoping to put one on sound cloud in the near future. Stay tuned.
Wow, I haven't posted in a long time. Lame lame. I've been so dang busy working and also working on music. Dad and I have finished a song, and will be performing it this week at Hotel Indigo!
I've honestly just been really inspired lately through a lot of things that have happened. A lot of doors have closed, but a lot have also opened. I'm so excited to share this new song with you. I feel like it captures some of the good times I've had in life yet also describes things I'd still like to experience.
Can't wait can't wait!!! :)
I posted this today on my Facebook because I feel like God really spoke to me.
I was working on something this morning, and out of the blue, the story of Job popped in my head. I may be simple but it really made me think.
Job [JOHB] amazes me. Everything was taken away from him and he still praised God.
And when continually faced with the hardest of circumstances, him saying this really made me think: "We take the good days from God—why not also the bad days?"
He had absolutely nothing left but still called on the name of the Lord. It's like we lose ONE thing and we don't know how we will ever survive, but when he had NOTHING, and STILL said this:
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
I'm definitely guilty. God definitely gives and takes away. Whether or not we may like it, it's all in HIS plan. The plan that Jeremiah 29:11 talks about. We may not understand at the time, but when it's all said and done, we will be praising him for it. It's easy to love God in the best of times but in the worst of times it takes faith and trusting that he will take care of you. I don't claim to have it all together. Lord knows I don't. No one does. We are all just imperfect people seeking after a perfect God who loves us and wants a relationship with us!
Recently, I've been hurt by the things that I can't change. I can't change them because God doesn't want them the way I want/wanted them. Trusting that he knows what's best for me has really brightened my day and helped my mood out a lot. The bitterness I was feeling from just trying to handle it myself really didn't help me at all. For now I'm going to "Let It Be" because I know God has a better plan for me than I could ever think up myself.
Dad and I started two songs this past week that I cannot wait to let you hear. They make me smile.