First Blog!

Hello friends and welcome to my first blog!

I hope to update this every couple of weeks with news about new songs, recordings and general thoughts about life, faith and music.

Since I began my song writing spree in December I have written over 20 songs. I have recorded 12 of these acoustically, which are available on the website and I have started work or recording these again with new arrangements and as a full studio album – although when I say studio, I mean my conservatory! I’d love the opportunity to record my songs in a proper studio and have them produced and mastered professionally, but that’s a project for the future.

I’ve written a couple of new songs this week, which I’m really excited about and looking forward to sharing soon! I’m also releasing a special Valentine’s Day song – keep an eye out for this on the website and Facebook/Twitter. I’m going to be leading worship at a new prayer and worship event at Biggleswade Baptist Church on 24th March where I hope to share some of my new songs.

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy as I try to balance a full-time job a family with three kids and writing and recording. I’m so inspired and fired up to pen new songs that it is consuming a lot of my thought space and at times I’m a little overwhelmed. It’s a good problem to have though and I trust that God will give me the time and resources as I need them. Amidst all this busyness, I am reminded of the importance of keeping my priorities in order, in particular the most important thing in life, which is to remain close to Jesus in my daily walk and abide in his word and presence through prayer. I don’t always get this right, but all the songs in the world are meaningless without a right relationship with my heavenly father. As John 15:4-5 says..

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 

That’s all for now.

Andrew

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