Behind the EP "Made to Worship"
I recorded this EP locally at Creative Impact Studios at Vision Church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. All 3 songs were written a couple of years ago, but haven't made their way to you until now.
Each of these 3 songs are special in their own way. It was hard to narrow down which worship songs I wanted to record first, but kept going back to these 3. In a way they are my introduction to you to my life in worship and "church music."
KNOW MY NAME
I wrote Know My Name at a crossroads point when I was trying to figure out what to do with life. I felt kind of confused about what I was capable of and what I was called to do. I decided then that if nobody in the whole world ever heard me sing I would be fine BUT Heaven needs to recognize my worship and know my heart and know my voice. The gates of hell should tremble when I say Holy is the name of Jesus. Hell should fear the sound of my praise and my worship. If I do that then I’m good with wherever life takes me. It’s loud and it’s kinda rockin', it might not be what you think "church music" should sound like, but I’m not one for boring and I don't believe God is boring either! So I pray you let your heart erupt like a volcano of praise and watch heaven and hell move.
TURNING IT AROUND
Turning it around is a declaration. It’s a 'say it till you believe it and really let it go' kind of thing. Sometimes we stay trapped in our situation so long we forget he’s stronger than our failure, bigger than our weakness, healer of all sickness and he is a God of restoration. The Bible says “today is the day of salvation” and “His mercies are new every morning.” So if things didn’t turn around yesterday, they will today and if not today they will tomorrow, but either way let it all go. Give it to him. Stop worrying and remember who He is. Most of it is out of your control anyways. Live your life everyday and know it’s going to all turn around. It will get better.
MADE TO WORSHIP
Made To Worship has always been my Mama's favorite song I’ve written. It came from questions like why are we here? What is our purpose? When you break it down very simple the whole entire earth was created to bring Glory to his name. Not just say we give him Glory, but the very depths of our core were created in his image and created to bring praise. Isaiah 43:21 "The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise." Every single creature, the sun, the moon, and the stars all praise Him. The Bible says if we are silent the stones will cry out. What rock can cry out louder than my shout? Why would I let it? This is what we were made to do. This is why we are here.
The cover art was created by Side Hustle Graphic Design. She used a photo of the original sheet of paper that I wrote the chords and lyrics to the song Made To Worship on. Yes that scribble is my handwriting in creative mode!
These songs will be available December 20 on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Store, Amazon ... wherever you listen to music. Thanks for checking it out.