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Trip Blog Day 9 – Last Day Recording

Today was amazing… I woke up with a refined peace and confidence. We got to the studio and did our last devotional and then mom and I spent time prophesying over Hannah and Aydee.mensclub24

I felt such a strong bond solidifying in that moment. We started going through all the songs and we had time to go through and listen to each part to make sure we had what we wanted. It really gave me a peace about leaving. We ended up choosing to redo a few parts on some of the songs and as we did each take got stronger and stronger. My voice and energy level and attitude had never been that strong or willing to stretch. The few songs that we redid ended up being the exact freedom filled and passionate style that I wanted implemented. God really is good!

Looking back on the whole week it was ridiculous! But it was sort of a picture of my life as a worshiper… All I was called to do is live with arms open my heart connected to him through relationship and be willing to step where I feel he is calling. Maybe I’ll get it right; maybe I will take a few times to get it but I never want to lose this love of experiencing Him and His plan! My life is forever changed and will never be the same.

Trip Blog Day 7 – Church

Today is Sunday and we went to Aydee and Hannah’s church. It reminded me of a mix between The Abbey and The Bridge.Напыляемый пенополиуретан экотермикс: в поисках оптимального решения

The speaker was named Sara. She spoke on purity and sexuality and the differences in running towards God as opposed to running away from the “don’ts” of life. It was a really good service! We went to the studio afterwards and there we decided that I wasn’t able to sing. When we were warming up I could hit some notes but when we were going over a song all I hit was my breaking point! I became very frustrated and started to cry. I wasn’t crying so much for the song as I was for the whole week.

All emotions for and from the week before hit me at once and I broke. I went to the restroom to try and clean up but I just began to cry more. I felt God give me a peace about the CD but I also felt a peace to process in my own way. As I exited the bathroom mom asked me to go outside with her for fresh air. She talked to me and reminded me that it’s all in God’s hands. There is nothing we can do or not do to make it work and we have to trust that He knows what He is doing for the bigger purpose that we cannot yet see.

We finished that day by listening and editing a song. We went home and had dinner and watched a movie as Hannah went to a Paul Simon concert she was personally invited to. Aydee and Hannah’s friend Richard came over for the evening and I really liked getting to talk with him. He prayed for me before I went to bed for healing and peace, which was much needed, and then we slept.

Trip Blog Day 6 – Lake District

We are going to the lake district today! Mom is feeling much better but my throat is sore and raspy. This day off came at a great time, I plan to rest my voice and enjoy the day.Гиена

We are on our way home from visiting the English country side and it was scene after scene of beautiful breathtaking landscape and lakes. We had lunch at this tiny shop on the riverside and then took a nap outside on a hill next to one of the lakes. It was beautiful! What a wonderful imagination of God to create such beauty and yet he called us “the crown of creation”. It’s amazing. We took the car ferry back to the other side of the lake and headed home.

Trip Blog Day 5 – Studio

Today when we woke up mom told me that God was saying to enjoy the time I had left in the studio. Because there will never be another first CD and to really rest in his presence in the recording room. The day before, I was really starting to miss friends and family at home and I was focusing on home more than I was here, however I didn’t tell anyone that.Журавли

So when mom shared that with me it really sparked an awareness of how I was spending my mental time. When we went to the studio there was a more relaxed feel, I knew the presence of God was hovering over waiting for me to say the word to permission its release.

We were able to get “I’ve Found a Love” and “I Will Not Let Go” done. As I sang “I Will Not Let Go” the spirit really moved, not just in me but through me. We didn’t record this song in pieces like we had done for the other songs. We did the whole song several times. Aydee kept redoing recordings and each one were different but each one was filled with the presence of God. I turned off the lights again and Aydee put the music on a loop and let me sing. When I opened my eyes at one point I saw Aydee with his head down and arms over his head and mom standing in the corner of the room with her hands out crying. I was singing in the recording room in the dark totally abandoned to God. It was amazing. After a while we decided to stop and take a break for lunch. After lunch we started the recording of “You Reign” Aydee and I decided to rewrite the structure and some lyrics. We recorded about half of it and then I felt my voice get really tired so we called it a day.

We all had plans to go to Hannah’s friend’s party, Hannah Jackson. Mom started to feel really sick and ended up not being able to go. The party was a lot of fun. I met a beautiful couple, Mike and Carol, and they became my party buddies for the evening. I met a lot of people, mostly musicians, some that were going to play on my CD. Towards the end people started singing and playing music as entertainment. I started to get tired and feel the amount of long hours I have been spending. We came home and went to bed and I was looking forward to my day off the next day!

Trip Blog Day 4 – Studio

We slept in today, until 8 am. I woke up very tired and my throat was a little sore. I woke up with a sense of heaviness this morning, almost like a weight of insecurity and doubt.Наливной бетонный пол

We started with “You are the One” and the feeling kept getting worse. It became difficult to connect with the song and with the correct notes. Hannah suggested we take a lunch adventure. She took mom and I to a little tea shop and we had lunch, I was able to talk about what I was feeling with mom and Hannah and it brought light to the lies of insecurities. After lunch we ventured out to this beautiful colorful garden that was behind the restaurant that Hannah use to go to as a student.

It totally gave me a perspective change of God’s power in creating beauty.  Even though I have times where I don’t “feel it” He still has the power to create beauty from the nothing. We went back to the studio and switched songs to “Heavens Invading” and we were able to get both finished that day. I don’t think it was an accident that we worked on that song next, that song did in that moment the very thing it was meant to do, it invaded the lies and insecurities and brought truth. We went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant (Mexican food in England, lol) that took 2 hours and then we went back for another hour and a half recording session.

Trip Blog Day 3 – Studio 12hrs

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I woke up a little raspy and tired this morning but after warming up my voice started to clear out. We arrived at the studio at 8:30am and worked on three songs and got almost all of them done. 

Aydee was supposed to have to leave but he ended up being able to stay because he forgot he had already made arrangements to cover for him. The first song was “I Turn to You” we started with the harmony parts and counter melodies which helped warm my voice. We switched to “The More I Seek You” and decided to add a choir sound to it. Aydee pulled three guys (Joel, Hayden, and Ryan) and himself in to the studio to record their vocals. Then he pulled me, mom and Hannah to do other vocals.

It turned out amazingly! We moved on to “He Loves Us” and worked on harmony and then lead after Hannah left. We then went back to “The More I Seek You” and did lead vocals and then Aydee asked me to ad-lib next. I turned off the lights and flowed in the spirit. (Dad was on skype in the office with Chris and Joe) the recording was 12 minutes long and the presence of God felt like an ocean. We were all speechless for a while. After that song we finished up with “I Turn to You” and left the studio at 10:30pm.

Trip Blog Day 2 – Studio

Today is the first day in the studio. We are on our way, after stopping on the side of the road to clean up the pickled cabbage that we started to smell after it spilt in the trunk, of course. Today I have no idea what to expect! I am excited and ready to sit in God’s presence and flow in Him! It’s nice to have producers who worship in all they do! We’ll see what happens!Инфракрасный теплый пол

We got through one song today “The Desert Song” and Hannah and Aydee are WONDERFUL to work with! The dynamic that they have when working together really is an amazing gift to watch. We were all very impressed with how the day went and all that we were able to get accomplished! I have been stretched in more ways today than I have been in years of developing my gift! I have learned so much from both of them and my respect level for both of them, which was very high to begin with, has tripled.

Towards the end of our session today I had an opportunity to ad-lib and God really showed himself to me in that time, it was true worship! We have decided to work on harmony on several songs at nights to increase the time we have in the studio! I can’t wait to see what else happens!

Trip Blog Day 1

We are on the plane to Chicago and the last few days have been a real “inside outing” process. That is the only way I know how to describe it. I feel like I am totally flipped onside out and my heart is fully exposed but more than that my arms aren’t even available to shield it.ГРИБЫ. РАСФАСОВКА ГРИБОВ

My lungs literally feel cold; it feels like air is soaking in from every open pour and crease available. I have cried several times; some because of the overwhelming idea of walking through the door to a lifelong dream. As well as a sadness of the ones that can’t and never will be able to fully experience each moment of this experience with me. A mixture of joy and pain yet understanding and peace quickly interrupt my thoughts.

God’s grace and plan is beautiful! I tear up just from writing it. The last week I have been in a new secret place with God, one that has not been limited to private time with Him but carries over into my every moment. On the outside I am sure I appear strange or “in my own world”. On the inside my head wants to run through all possible and understandable fears but as I do my spirit is calmed with a flooding of peace and grace! I cry, as I talk through my fears but not because of the fear but because of the immediate removal of uneasiness.

God really is SO good!

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