song 11: the official march

this week's song is entitled "the official march" and Moses says, "it's like a battalion of soldiers holding flags, ready for a parade!" we honor and appreciate those who've devoted their lives to making peace, keeping peace, and fighting for our freedom. so for all our veteran family and friends, bless you! thank you for your faithful service and your willingness to sacrifice to secure and maintain the many freedoms we all enjoy...

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song ten: awake!

Noah wrote this song towards the end of our time in Jerusalem back in 2014... i think the first time we sang it was the last time we led worship there. it's based on Isaiah 44 and 52 and really captures our heart for bringing joy and hope to Jerusalem! and oh how we are longing to return...

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song nine: holder of it all

in the Spring of 2017, Noah and i took a songwriting class together at school — and collaborated on a song for the first time EVER! Noah has created music with many amazing musicians for many years, it came so naturally for him... but it was completely nerve wracking for me, for sure. music has always drawn us to each other, and we've contributed to each other's songs since we were married, but we'd never actually worked together to write a song before. in hindsight, it's a little weird that it took us 10 years to break the seal, but we're doing it now so hooray!

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song eight: you was my baby

in december 2015 Noah woke up from a dream with the first line of this song in his head... exact words, exact melody, exact timing. he laid awake a long time and wrote the rest of the song in his head while Moses and i slept, the three of us all cuddled up in bed together. the days may seem long, but the years fly by...

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song four: sweeter than honey

we had our 10 year anniversary on friday! ten years!! friday was also the autumnal equinox, as well as the end of Rosh Hoshanna, which is the Jewish new year — we are definitely feeling a huge sense of this being a turning point: a new season, a new year, a new decade! we spent 10 minutes together, trying to rattle off as many things as we could remember that we’ve done in our first 10 years together, somewhat in chronological order...

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song three: burn for You

in lieu of the promised old angry love song that got me the guy, we ended up recording a song of Noah's that has been stuck in my head and heart. i think he started in on it when we were in Jerusalem in 2014, but i'd never actually heard it until about two months ago. we had stopped by to catch up with our dear friends and my old pastors, Craig and Vicki, while we were home for the summer, and having seen us in all of our VW driving, bell-bottom wearing, patchouli smelling glory, Craig felt compelled to invite us to come be the token hippies at his annual Burning Boy youth retreat. the Burning Boy poster even featured a long, brown haired hippie that looks just like Noah, driving an old, orange VW van...

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song two: super sprinters!

while Noah and i are both chomping at the bit to release songs old and new, we decided that because Moses was so reluctant to record last week we should go with one of his songs, in hopes it would generate some excitement about the process and help him feel less shy about recording his voice. it could not have gone better!! we kept the song brief, and kept recording sessions quick and fun... and he quite obviously enjoyed himself! he was shaking his bum and getting sassy during his takes — it was the cutest...

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