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Making the Investment

It feels great to be back into production. It is a craft that I have missed and let lay dormant for far too long.

The hiatus between '12-'14 was not without cause. I focused on piano, improving our music department at church, and growing as a jazz student.

But there is nothing like turning a simple melody into a creative masterpiece in a studio setting. There is a sense of intimacy and diligence in studios that cannot be replicated on a live stage.

Another interesting facet of studio life is the equipment used to create and shape music.

Propellerheads just completed their May Blowout Sale on Rack Extensions and Refills.

I purchased 4 rack extensions: A-List Acoustic Guitarist, PX7 FM Synethesizer, Rotor Rotary Speaker, and PMS-20 Analogue HP/LP Filter, all for the grand total of $148. It would have been an arm and a leg at regular price.

So far I have been very pleased with all four rack extensions and glad to have them in my arsenal for creative possibilities.

That leads me to…

Assurance in Sifting

"And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." - Luke 22:31-32
The first time in the Bible where Satan asks permission to "sift" someone is in the first two chapters of Job.
Clearly, Satan must get permission from God for his attack on Job.
The same is here in Luke at the time of Passover.
Why must Satan ask? Because God is sovereign. Paul later writes in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear.
If you are being "sifted" right now, this passage means two comforting words for you. God is sovereign, even over all our suffering. God knows our limits, trust Him.Jesus Himself is praying for us, like He prayed for Simon. Satan wants you to crack under the circumstances, but put your trust in Jesus, who the Word assures "makes intercession …

Springtime Music

Just how Spring is that season of the year for refreshing, renewal, and rebirth, so there are songs that communicate or remind us of the same message.

These songs give me that feeling; that vibe of newness and a fresh start.

I hope you take the time to listen, enjoy, and be refreshed!

1. Puzzles- 4Him

2. The Beauty of the Cross- Crystal Lewis

3. Awake My Love- I Am They

4. Future- Knowdaverbs

5. O'Lord- Lauren Daigle

6. If I Know God- New Identity

7. Meditate- Out of Eden

8. Jesus Makes Me Happy- Take 6

9. Sonshine- Take 6

10. Inspiration- Tonex