Fourth Circle and BONUS Tracks!

Fourth Circle and BONUS Tracks!

No kidding, we have added two never released tracks!

All the main "circle" albums are back on streaming and digital sales sites: First Circle, Second Circle, Third Circle, and now, Fourth Circle. All of them have been remastered, which updates their overall sound quality, and the super bonus on this albums is the inclusion of two never released tracks. A wonderful song written by Laurie Thornton called Hide Myself and a tender solo tune written and performed by Robin Pasley, Show Me the Wonders.

While the song Hide Myself gathers visual idea from several Psalms about hiding in God and finding refuge in him, the line "your level ground quicken our steps" recounts Psalm 143:10b (ESV), "Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Here the Psalmist shows us that it is  OK to ask God for favor in times when you don't seem to be getting any, or to thank him profusely when you are living in total prosperity. Leaning into God always means looking for a better outcome because his heart is so rich toward us.

Robin's work on Show Me the Wonders takes a more literal approach from Psalm 17:7-9 when she quotes almost verbatim: "Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me." Her refrain, "oh, You hold ... salvation in Your hands" reminds us that just stating the truth aloud is often enough to change the atmosphere we are in. It may not seem that God is in the middle of the struggle with us, but actually, He is not only in the middle of it, but He has also designed a rescue because He loves us so much! We really are the apple of His eye!

Find the album on Spotify or Apple Music with these two new songs!

Also featured on this album were the amazing talents of Tim and Laurie Thornton, Aaron Strumpel, Caleb Friesen, David and Ally Wilton (from Loud Harp and A Boy and His Kite).

time is running out!

Time is running out for you to help us design the new vinyl album!  You can pick the name of the album, help us pick the songs, even help us create the cover.  PRE-ORDER BY JULY 1st and get your name on the vinyl jacket as a "Vinyl Designer."  This is a limited run "best of" vinyl, a special collector's edition of your most loved Enter The Worship Circle songs, and we need your help

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Third Circle, Smoke Bombs, and Hammered Dulcimer (feat. Stephen Roach)

Third Circle, Smoke Bombs, and Hammered Dulcimer (feat. Stephen Roach)

The First Circle, Second Circle, and now Third Circle are now back in wide release!

The Third Circle album is now available everywhere music is sold, including streams like Spotify, and  AppleMusic. Over the next few weeks we are re-releasing all 9 of our Classic Collection  ... including some previously unreleased songs!  

Stephen Roach who was a featured performer on the Third Circle is an incredible percussionist and thought leader in faith and creativity, joins me on the phone for an interview...

Stephen has some great new projects rolling that you must go check out. The first is built around the arts and faith called The Breath & The Clay. They just wrapped up an annual gathering, and we recommend you consider attending in 2018. Also, you must subscribe to this podcast called Makers & Mystics, available on iTunes, and here some great interviews where Stephen is stimulating new creativity, new challenges and new conversations around art and our journey with God. All his music is incredible and complex and thoughtful. Here are a couple pictures from our time together in Southern Colorado recording the Third Circle featuring Stephen when he still had the hair of Samson:

Also featured on this album were the incredible talents of Kate Hurley, and Barry and Michelle Patterson who we invite you discover as they are always creating new and amazing works.

Vinyl on the Way!

Within a few short weeks we hope to create the master for the new "best of" vinyl, a special collector's edition of your most loved Enter The Worship Circle songs, and we need your help! We want you to help us design the vinyl. Help us pick the name of the album. Help us pick the songs. Help us create the cover. The time is now, PRE-ORDER BY JULY 1st and get your name on the vinyl jacket as a "Vinyl Designer", get the vinyl for only $40 PLUS shipping.

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India, Loops, and the Second Circle (feat. Ben Kennedy)

India, Loops, and the Second Circle (feat. Ben Kennedy)

The First Circle and the Second Circle are now back in wide release!


We are pleased to announce the newly remastered First Circle and Second Circle are now available everywhere music is sold, including streams like Spotify, and  AppleMusic. Over the next few weeks we are re-releasing all 9 of our Classic Collection  ... including some previously unreleased songs!  

I caught up with Ben Kennedy this week on his cell phone to take a look back together at the adventure of recording the Second Circle album in Colorado Springs back in 2001 ...

Ben had a lot of sweet memories to share, and some really great insights on the power of the Psalms to influence songwriting and prayer. One of the things we remembered was how connected this album was to the beautiful people of India. Kirby Trapolino was one of our most influential partners in distributing our music to the marketplace, back before the internet was invented, and now he leads an amazing India, called Peace Gospel, focused work that you must go check out right now. Amazing work in helping children, orphans, and a focus on rescue and recovery from the evils of human trafficking. Also, we mentioned the amazing talents of Will Hunt of Spaceway Recording Studios in Fort Worth, TX and his critcial role in this album programming beats and driving the percussion.

Vinyl on the Way!

Within a few short weeks we hope to create the master for the new "best of" vinyl, a special collector's edition of your most loved Enter The Worship Circle songs, and we need your help! We want you to help us design the vinyl. Help us pick the name of the album. Help us pick the songs. Help us create the cover. The time is now, PRE-ORDER BY JUNE 15TH and get your name on the vinyl jacket as a "Vinyl Designer", get the vinyl for only $40 and get FREE Shipping, plus + we will include a free copy of our latest album on CD!

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Vinyl Classics On the Way (feat. Robin Pasley)

Vinyl Classics On the Way (feat. Robin Pasley)

All our songs back to streaming ... and ... hold the phone
On vinyl, too?


We are pleased to announce the newly remastered First Circle, featuring favorites like You Are So Good To Me and I Will Not Forget You, is now available everywhere music is sold, including streams like Spotify, and  AppleMusic. Over the next few weeks we are re-releasing all 9 of our Classic Collection  ... including some previously unreleased songs! Have you heard Psalm 19 from the First Circle album? Not everyone has.

And, I know your head is exploding, it is true: we hope to release a "best of" vinyl, a special collector's edition of your most loved Enter The Worship Circle songs, and we need your help! We want you to help us design the vinyl. Help us pick the name of the album. Help us pick the songs. Help us create the cover. Pre-order yours now and get your name on the Executive Producers credit list!

Robin was just telling me this morning on our podcast recording that she remembers the exact moment when we came up with the name "Enter The Worship Circle" for this musical experiment ... driving down I-30 in Texas probably toward Tyler. We did so much with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) back in the day, it was probably a trip out there to see our friends and play a concert. The reason the name was so odd for a worship album, both back then and even today, is for one reason: we have always had those who don't go to Church, those who are still searching for God but who have not landed yet, in our hearts. We wanted a name that would be inviting and curious. Language is so important, and it is not about hiding the message of Jesus, just introducing the message with some measure of courtesy, intrigue, maybe even mystery. So nothing new age to see here, just a creative experiment by some folks who wanted to allow the conversation of the Psalms to weave a warm welcome just for you. You are welcome to join us as we pursue our own conversation with God. Bring you fears. Bring your questions. Bring your curiosity. Let's go together ...

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Freedom or Truth?

Freedom or Truth?

We often ask the question, "What is more important freedom or truth?" The answers vary. What do you think?

We think most people are quick to vote freedom because, frankly, it just sounds more fun. But the question quickly comes, "How great is freedom if you are living in a lie?" On the contrary, like  Solzhenitsyn's Gulag we respect courageous stories where men lose all their freedoms, but still cling to the truth. Reminds me of Christ on the cross, as well as the cross that Jesus has asked us to bear. Maybe there is something beautiful to see inside of restriction? That is what the song Tie Me Down is all about:

I was wandering, You captured me
You tied me down just to set me free

Karla mentions this horribly challenging verse from the Psalms in the audio podcast.

Psalm 118:17–18 (NLT)
    I will not die; instead, I will live
      to tell what the LORD has done. 
    The LORD has punished me severely, 
      but he did not let me die.

I suppose, if we are looking for fluffy freedom in our spiritual sonship journey, we will have to stand at this crossroads for awhile.

Karla also mentions this book that you might want to check out especially if your work is building relationships, promoting a work, or sharing a message:  Jab, Jab, Jab, Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck - https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/books/

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