Brewton Parker College in Georgia asked me to contribute to a songwriting class, and I decided to share it with you. It has some bits in it you might find encouraging around the themes of how to write spiritual songs, worship songs, or in my case: songs about the struggle. 

If you are looking for God, you must know that he is also looking for you. And that he is searching at ground level.  That is one of the things that is just so amazing about the good news of God: he can meet us where we are at, on the ground, in our lives, right down in the middle of it.


God, God, save me! I’m in over my head,
Quicksand under me, swamp water over me;
I’m going down for the third time.
I’m hoarse from calling for help,
Bleary-eyed from searching the sky for God.
I’ve got more enemies than hairs on my head;
Sneaks and liars are out to knife me in the back.
What I never stole Must I now give back?
God, you know every sin I’ve committed;
My life’s a wide-open book before you.
Psalm 69:1-5 (MSG)


I am not kidding, the only acoustic strings I have played since 1999 are SIT Phosphor Bronze! I switched because I was pounding my Larrivee guitars so hard that I broke the 3rd string in almost every concert. Someone told me these strings not only "Stay In Tune" but were way more durable. I changed, stop breaking strings, and never looked back. Check these out and see if they help you too!