I have recently begun releasing a new song every week, on Mondays!
Weather it be a song that invites you, the listener and singer to join the recognition of God at work or a song that beckons the weary soul to find rest, I consider it a true privilege to unearth and express what I believe many people are searching for:
Language to describe what we know to be true about God as we wrestle with life's uncertainty and the complexity of this world that we live in.
For me, songwriting is like breathing.
If I cease to do so I will inevitably flat line.
Each of these songs are merely my daily journey of trial, redemption, suffering and hope.
The desire to capture and to share is very simple in nature: to capture the raw energy and life in each song, oftentimes without layering on the complexity of production. In this collection of songs, most of the time you’ll hear the song how it was in it’s original state as it came to life. And, at times, you’ll hear more complex production as each song takes shape in a different and unique way.
Regardless of the sonic form, I’m excited to share this part of my heart and my story. If something moves you, I’d love to hear about it. If a song makes you think of someone, share it with them.
I don’t know where this journey will lead, but thanks for joining me in real time as I share my unpacking of the mystery we call life.
Thank you for taking the time to listen!
My prayer is you would be encouraged and challenged by what you hear.
LAY IT ALL DOWN
BY MARK ALAN SCHOOLMEESTERS
No matter what we walk through in life, we eventually discover that the way of trying to force outcomes seldom works. The hopes and dreams we once chased have a funny way of coming back around when we are willing to die to our dreams and submit to the process. A song of journey and discovery.