Behind the Music ~ The Beauty of Your Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 ESV A new song, a free gift, a sweet reminder… God’s grace. God’s grace is simply too much for us to comprehend. First of all, God saved us by His grace through faith in Him.Continue reading “Behind the Music ~ The Beauty of Your Grace”

Behind the Music ~ Shine

“Let your light shine before others.” Matthew 5:16 The writing below is from an offender who was at Algoa Correctional Center, he read this to the congregation one Friday night at the end of one of our services last August. As I listened to him speak I was inspired to write “Shine”. I opened theContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Shine”

Behind the Music ~ Surrender

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.’” Matthew 16:24-25 I wrote this song in April 2019, it is my testimony song. As part of ourContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Surrender”

Behind the Music ~ This Jesus (Beautiful Jesus)

“Fellow Israelites, listen to these words: This Jesus of Nazareth was a man attested to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through him, just as you yourselves know. Though he was delivered up according to God’s determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail him toContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ This Jesus (Beautiful Jesus)”

Behind the Music ~ There is Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 This song itself came about in just a couple hours. The power went off duringContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ There is Hope”

Behind the Music ~ Once Again

“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.” Psalm 40:3 This song was (mostly) written in the Fall of 2018. I’m sure you’ve heard, read the scripture regarding the Lord putting a new song in ourContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Once Again”

Behind the Music ~ Freedom

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 This CD came out of a love for the incarcerated and a desire to see them set free inside the razor wire.  Many men and women in prison feel they have no hope,Continue reading “Behind the Music ~ Freedom”

Behind the Music ~ Psalm 71

“Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?” Psalm 71:19 Psalm 71 is about rescue, deliverance, redemption and praise, praise, praise! “My praise is continually of you.” Psalm 71:6b “My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.”Continue reading “Behind the Music ~ Psalm 71”

Behind the Music ~ Freely Forgive

“For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.” Psalm 86:5 I was sitting at a Celebrate Recovery meeting at a friend’s church and during the lesson portion the teacher said something about how Jesus forgives freely. I scribbled the words freely forgive at the topContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Freely Forgive”

Behind the Music ~ The Holy One

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!Continue reading “Behind the Music ~ The Holy One”