Creative Blog

Welcome to Broadmoor's Creative Blog. We hope these stories, thoughts, and devotionals encourage and inspire you as we celebrate the ways God is working in our church.

 

Songwriting Story: Exalted

By David Leonard (Worship Associate) Songwriting isn’t easy. Most of the time, songwriting is a frustrating exercise of trying make words rhyme...all the while trying not to unknowingly copy a melody from a Justin Bieber song. But, songwriting also gives us opportunity. When we write, we have the privilege to spend time in God’s Word, considering His truth. We have the privilege to spend time in prayer, seeking the Father's heart as we aim to write songs that... Read More
at Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Honoring The Platform

By Lauren Luckey (Worship Associate) For the sake of better understanding a worship leader’s responsibility, I think it’s helpful to start by contrasting the words ‘ stage ’ and ‘ platform ’ (definitions from Merriam-Webster): Platform • A place or opportunity for public discussion Stage • A center of attention or a scene of action When it comes to leading worship, perspective matters! Worship leaders do not stand on... Read More
at Saturday, August 12, 2017
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My Favorite Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

By David Leonard (Worship Associate) As a worship leader and songwriter, I oftentimes find myself looking to some of the great hymns for inspiration. We as Christians, have an incredible heritage of music; songs that have, for centuries, built up the faith of believers and encouraged congregations all across the globe. One of my favorite hymns is Be Thou My Vision . Melodically, the song has a way of imprinting itself on my mind. So complex in structure, yet so easy to remember.... Read More
at Friday, August 11, 2017
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What Has Made Some Songs So Potent?

By Terry Winch (Associate of Instrumental Music & Special Projects) Taking full responsibility for being the “elder statesman” on our worship team, I love when go beyond our incredible wealth of newer worship songs into less familiar territory.   I’m speaking of songs that PRECEDE our present, wonderful diet of deeply important and worshipful songs—just to examine what made some of those earlier songs so potent and relevant.   One of... Read More
at Thursday, August 10, 2017
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It's Not About Me. It's All About Him.

By Ricky Kennedy (Worship Associate) Psalm 19 has three sections to it, and all of them tie in together supporting one another beautifully. David is the author of this Psalm. Verses 1-6 : The heavens declare the glory of God. Day and night the heavens declare the glory of God, there is no one that doesn’t see God’s work. The first section is verses 1-6. These verses poetically describe how “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His... Read More
at Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Finding The Gold In Others

By Lauren Luckey (Worship Associate) Think about the work of a gold miner. On faith, he looks at a mine, labors hard for the potential of what he knows is inside and comes away with something priceless. The same can be said of people when it comes to leadership development. It takes the faith and vision of leaders to look at those around them, see the potential that is there and work to bring out the best in them. When I think about leadership development, the first thing I... Read More
at Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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A New Creation

By David Leonard (Worship Associate) By far the most exciting thing going on in my life right now is the upcoming birth of my son. My wife Emma and I are expecting our little one later this September. When I found out we were pregnant, I wanted to learn everything I could about our boy as he developed. So, naturally I turned to my expert Google-researching skills to gain every ounce of knowledge I could. As I read countless blogs and articles (and updated my baby apps), I was... Read More
at Monday, August 7, 2017
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