Song Explanation: Every Hidden Thing

Every Hidden Thing If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. – 1 John 1:6

Back in 2013, I originally imagined the new record as a concept album called Light Songs for Heavy Souls, and I wanted … [Continue reading]

Song Explanation: Draw Your Lines

Draw Your Lines “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” Isaiah 19:25

The words for Draw Your Lines were written on the heels of one of the most wonderful and nerve-wracking experiences of my life. Draw Your Lines is one of the last songs I wrote for … [Continue reading]

Song Explanation: The Fight

The Fight I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the … [Continue reading]

My Favorite Albums of 2015

It’s been a few years since I’ve made a post like this, but I thought I’d yet again share my favorite albums from the past year. I confess that I’m not as much of a music consumer as I was in the past, so there’s probably a lot of great stuff out there that I’m … [Continue reading]

The Weight (Thrice Cover)

A few years ago, I recorded a bunch of just-for-fun covers to share with friends and family. One of the songs I recorded was The Weight by one of my favorite bands, Thrice. For whatever reason, I didn’t think the performance was up to snuff, so I didn’t share it with too many people. … [Continue reading]