Writing

I was able to spend a couple days in Powell River with some friends to do some songwriting. Usually when I try to be intentional about this sort of thing it is unproductive or forced. Not this time. I am so incredibly blessed to be a part of a community of amazing writers with a heart for truth and to see the presence of God change lives. 

We were able to cap off the trip with a benefit concert for a local church. The event was hosted by The Arctic and was to raise money for a congregational chair upgrade. So awesome!

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Lord, I need you.

I've had the incredible opportunity to lead worship at a conference downtown Vancouver this week. It isn't over and I can only expect greater things to happen in the coming days but I wanted to share a moment captured from the first night we ministered. The sound isn't the best quality, but the rawness of the moment remains intact.  

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Here it is...

Well, my friends, the day has come. After a long journey this project is finally complete. This is definitely a vulnerable moment for me, but I am truly excited to share it with you. First, however, I would like to explain it a little bit. 

After listening to the original collection of song ideas from my own personal time of worship I decided that I wanted to record more than just a group of individual songs. I wanted to create an entire album that was meant to be listened to as a whole piece of music. Yes, it is separated into tracks and yes, you can buy songs individually but the true heart behind the record is best consumed listening - and connecting - from start to finish. 

This album is a particularly personal journey. It's an album of prayer and an album of praise. It was birthed while living the daily routine; singing and praising God throughout the day despite circumstances. It is a declaration that no matter where one may find themselves in life there is a Solid Rock - an Everlasting Hope - found in Jesus that can be counted on. I use the first person plural in some songs ("we" and "us") to remind us that we are united by the truth of Scripture and we have a lot in common as we worship "together". 

The mighty ocean sounds like thunder as the waves crash on the shore. On the good days and the bad, we can be still and know that though the crashing waves of the sea are loud and powerful, the Lord above is even more powerful. I find comfort in this and the new album is just one expression of it. 

So grab some headphones and turn up the volume. Go for a walk. Or a drive. Or clean the house. Or fix the car... Live a life of worship and listen to a little inspiration from my heart to yours. I pray these songs turn your eyes towards the God of life. There is freedom in the name of Jesus. 

T.

PS - If it blesses you, please spread the sound around!

save the date.

I'm happy to announce the release date and album art for the new album!

--TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2015--

On this day, a month from now, Mighty Ocean Strong will officially be released. Both physical discs and digital downloads will be available.

T.

March 03 2015