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Kristen Brewer on the P&W Podcast

May 6th, 2021 No comments

My latest guest on the Praise & Worship Podcast is Kristen Brewer, writer and producer for Sight & Sound’s production of Queen Esther! She is also heading up SEEN Collective, using original music to tell the stories of women in the Bible and the God who saw them. Kristen joined me to talk about the heart behind SEEN Collective, and shared about the characters and songs they’ve inspired. I hope you’re encouraged (like I am) by these insights! Be sure to listen to the end for information on how you can interact or get involved.

 

 

Plus, Kristen played the tambourine for a live performance of Tamar’s song “Roadside”, and I had a few questions about that experience!

 

 

 

Follow SEEN Collective on social media including Facebook and Instagram, and also Spotify and YouTube.

Click here for the latest project, “SEEN In The Line”.

 

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Pat Barrett on the P&W Podcast

March 13th, 2021 No comments

My latest guest is Pat Barrett! He’s a smiley worship leader known for writing church favorites like “Good Good Father” and “Build My Life”. @patbarrett just released a whopping 17-track project called “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly”. It’s creatively crafted with bits and pieces of hymns, Bible verses, colors, tones, and musical genres that span decades. It has praise songs, fun songs, slow songs, songs for family, songs for society and even a love song! You’ll also hear special guests like Chris Tomlin, Harrolddd and Franni from We The Kingdom. Catch this convo to hear Pat tell the stories behind these new songs!

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Elevation Rhythm on the P&W Podcast

March 5th, 2021 No comments

The latest guests on WJTL’s Praise & Worship Podcast are Tiffany and Davide of Elevation Rhythm! They were so fun-sharing their hearts on collaborating as a team, songwriting for youth, processing the past year and telling stories behind their latest singles “Quiet”, “IYKYK” and “Walk On Water”. Plus, Davide shares tips you can use to up your dance moves and even broke out into song several times in the interview! Watch the interview below or find the link to your favorite podcast platform: SpotifyApple PodcastsSoundCloud & Google Podcasts

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Praise & Worship Playlist

February 28th, 2021 No comments

This week’s Praise & Worship Playlist is inspired by my conversation with Brian & Jenn Johnson and their latest songs “God Of Revival” and “Sing His Praise Again”. That means mini-themes of revival and stirring up praise in our hearts to the One who makes a way! Check out the lineup below. And enjoy the video interview right here on my blog or find the podcast on your favorite platform! Here are all the links to this episode on my Instagram page–or find the audio version on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and more. Or copy this RSS link to search for it wherever you listen to podcasts: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:761337088/sounds.rss

 

Here is my “Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul)” Spotify Playlist based on Jenn’s song.

 

Here’s a “God Of Revival” Spotify Playlist based on Brian & Jenn’s song:

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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Love Came Down (feat. Brian Johnson) [Live] Bethel Live Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live] 2011
Selah / All My Life Hillsong Worship Take Heart (Again) 2020
I Will Rise (Live) Bethel Music & Kristene DiMarco Revival’s In The Air (Live) 2020
I Will Wait (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Morning By Morning Pat Barrett Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly 2021
My Hands Are Open (Live) Josh Baldwin Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Jubilee (feat. Naomi Raine, Bryan & Katie Torwalt) Maverick City Music Jubilee 2021
Peace (feat. We The Kingdom) Bethel Music Peace 2020
Hallelujah Jesus Evan Wickham Mysterious Things 2005
Come On My Soul Rend Collective Experiment Campfire 2013
Gratitude Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
7AM
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Way Maker Paul McClure Single 2019
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
I Wont Forget Brian Johnson After All These Years 2017
Promises Never Fail (Live) Bethel Music & Emmy Rose Victory (Live) 2019
You Never Fail Me (All My Life) Mosaic MSC HUMAN EP (Live) 2020
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008
You Never Fail (Live) Hillsong Live Glorious Ruins (Live) 2013
Make a Way (feat. Jon Egan) [Live] Jesus Culture Love Has a Name (Deluxe) [Live] 2017
Make A Way I Am They I Am They 2015
You Will Make a Way (feat. All Sons & Daughters) Stu Garrard Beatitudes 2017
All Praise (Radio Edit) Matt Redman Radio Single 2020
8AM
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Consuming Fire Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Valley (Live) Chris McClarney Single 2019
Do It Again Elevation Worship Speak Revival – EP 2016
God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call) Mac Powell City on a Hill 2000
God Of This City Chris Tomlin Passion: God Of This City 2008
God of Revival Brian Johnson & Jenn Johnson Single 2020
Revive Us Again Phil Wickham Living Hope (Deluxe) 2018
Pour Out Your Spirit/Let It Rain Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
9AM
RATTLE! (Live) Elevation Worship Graves Into Gardens (Deluxe) [Live] 2020
Break Every Chain Jesus Culture & Kristene Di Marco Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
Lord Send Revival (Live) Hillsong Young & Free All of My Best Friends (Live) 2020
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
REVIVAL ANTHEM Rend Collective REVIVAL ANTHEM – Single 2019
Send Revival Philip Herndon Send Revival EP 2020
Spirit Of Revival (Live) Life Center Worship Hope For All 2020
Living Hope (feat. Brian Johnson & Jenn Johnson) [Live] Phil Wickham Singalong 4 2019
Battle Belongs Phil Wickham Single 2020

Brian & Jenn Johnson on the P&W Podcast

February 27th, 2021 No comments

Brian & Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music are my latest guests on the Praise & Worship Podcast! This convo is packed with all the latest details: on their song “God Of Revival”, Jenn’s forthcoming book “All Things Lovely”, their encouragement to worship leaders these days and most recent finds, foods, hunts and more! Plus, track Jenn’s brilliant strategy for keeping the kids happy during a Zoom interview. Watch below, on WJTL’s YouTube Channel or my Instagram page–or find the audio version on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and more.

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2020 Praise & Worship Special Playlist

December 31st, 2020 No comments
Wow, what a year! I’m so thankful for the worship songs that released at just the right times to help us have hope in our hearts and praise on our lips through 2020. Check out the 2020 Praise & Worship special playlist below—and tune in Sunday morning for a rebroadcast of this lineup from 6-10AM!
I’m also grateful to have launched WJTL’s Praise & Worship Podcast right before the pandemic began. Our collective circumstances (and Zoom!) helped to bring out some great conversations with worship leaders–both national and local–sharing what songs are ministering to their own hearts and also their congregations. They also shared worship leading tips, inspiration and plenty of stories behind the songs we sang this year. And they, too, were surprised at God’s timing. Lining the right songs up for just the right seasons!

Speaking of, one of the biggest songs of this season has been “The Blessing”. I caught up with Kari Jobe to hear all about it!

Find the links to watch and listen below, and subscribe wherever you connect because there are more episodes coming soon!
 

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A very happy new year to you!

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Playlists on Spotify

Song Title Artist Album Year
Hour 1      
Way Maker (feat. Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes) Passion Roar (Live From Passion 2020) 2020
See A Victory Elevation Worship At Midnight EP 2020
Reign Above It All Paul McClure Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Christ Be Magnified Cody Carnes Single 2020
I Choose to Worship Rend Collective Choose to Worship 2020
Catch Me Singing Sean Curran Single 2020
Ill Give Thanks (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Ill Give Thanks 2020
Find A Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find A Reason 2020
Heavenly Pat Barrett Single 2020
JOY INVINCIBLE (feat. Jenn Johnson) Switchfoot Single 2020
Famous For (I Believe) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Tauren Wells Citizen of Heaven 2020
Beautiful Story Jaime Jamgochian All Things 2020
Hour 2      
Cherry Blossoms MoveSomebody Single 2020
Sparrows Cory Asbury To Love A Fool 2020
Alive & Breathing Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 2 2020
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Light Breaking Through (feat. Lauren Lee Anderson) North Point Worship Light Breaking Through / Sons And Daughters – EP 2020
Midnight Rita Springer Light 2020
Strike the Dark Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli Strike The Dark EP 2020
Everlasting One (feat. Ryan Lewis) Living Word Music With All Creations Song 2020
Encounter LCBC Worship Single 2020
Path To Peace Worship Center Music Single 2020
Promises Mission Worship Single 2020
Hour 3      
Send Revival Philip Herndon Send Revival EP 2020
Spirit Of Revival (Live) Life Center Worship Hope For All 2020
Revivals in the Air Melissa Helser Revivals in the Air 2020
God of Revival Brian Johnson & Jenn Johnson Single 2020
Awake My Soul (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) Hillsong Worship Single 2020
Battle Is The Lords (feat. Brandon Lake) Rebecca St. James Radio Single mix 2020
Battle Belongs Phil Wickham Single 2020
Protector (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
Man Of Your Word Maverick City Music Single 2020
Reaching For You (feat. We The Kingdom) Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin & Friends 2020
New Creations Josh Baldwin Evidence – Deluxe 2020
Hour 4      
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake) Elevation Worship Graves Into Gardens 2020
Dancing on the Grave (Live) Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship Heaven Come Closer (Live) 2020
Never Lost Elevation Worship Single 2019
Another In the Fire (Studio Remix feat. Taya) Hillsong UNITED Single 2020
Peace (feat. We The Kingdom) Bethel Music Peace 2020
Dancing On The Waves We The Kingdom Holy Water 2020
Whatever May Come Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 2020
Sometimes by Step Shane & Shane Vintage 2020
Heart of Worship David Leonard Open House Sessions – EP 2020
Clear the Stage 2020 Ross King Clear the Stage 2020 – Single 2020
Blessed Be Your Name (Acoustic) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Acoustic) – EP 2020
The Blessing (feat. Cody Carnes) Kari Jobe The Blessing Remixed 2020

Lauren Lee on the P&W Podcast

June 5th, 2020 No comments

Episode 12 features special guest, Lauren Lee of North Point Worship! She has released a couple new songs with the group in 2020, which is a year she hoped would have “less polish and more authenticity”. We talked about this season and worship leaders she’s appreciating lately. Plus, the story behind “Light Breaking Through“, which came out of her experience with postpartum depression. We talked about our middles names, her obsession with punctuality and much more!

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Praise & Worship Playlist

May 31st, 2020 No comments

Today’s lineup includes a “Victory Over the Grave” mini-theme! Plus, a New Release Roundup with Bethel Music, North Point Worship and Bright City. 

Here’s the link to the #GravesIntoGardensChallenge funny video I mentioned.

This week I caught up with Paul McClure of Bethel Music, who shared so many good things: a report on his recent 34th birthday, his love of golf, worship leading tips, perspective on navigating tough times, and allllll about the recent Bethel Music 17-song live worship project “Revival’s In The Air”!

I also talked with devotional music singer/songwriter Jon Guerra last week, and the visual album of his latest record, “Keeper of Days” is out everywhere! Here’s a link to watch.

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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 A.M.
AdorationLife Center WorshipSingle2020
How Great Thou ArtDavid LeonardSingle2020
Land of the Living (Live)UPPERROOMLand of the Living (Live)2020
Thank You (feat. Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore)Maverick City MusicMaverick City Vol. 3 Part 12020
Peace (feat. We The Kingdom)Bethel MusicPeace2020
GrowJason UptonGod Finds Us2020
StillRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
I Will Trust YouBryan & Katie TorwaltKingdom Come2013
His Eye is on the SparrowMichael W. SmithThe Hymns2019
Kingdom of GodJon GuerraKeeper of Days2020
Simple PraiseJon GuerraKeeper of Days2020
Lean BackProvidence WorshipLive On The Hill2020
7:00 A.M.
No One But You (Live)Hillsong WorshipAwake (Deluxe)2019
Light Breaking Through (feat. Lauren Lee Anderson)North Point WorshipLight Breaking Through / Sons And Daughters – EP2020
Let The Light InCody CarnesRun To The Father2020
Alpha & Omega (Live)LIFE WorshipSingle2020
To the End (feat. Amanda Cook)Mack BrockGreater Things2018
The Blessing (feat. Cody Carnes) [Cinematic Version]Kari JobeSingle2020
Youre Still GodPhilippa HannaSingle2020
You Never Fail Me (All My Life)Mosaic MSCHUMAN EP (Live)2020
My Soul Sings (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe) [Live]HousefiresHousefires + Friends (Live)2020
I Will SingMartin SmithExalt – EP2020
8:00 A.M.
I Choose to WorshipRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Holy (Song Of The Ages) (feat. Andrew Holt)The Belonging CoSingle2020
Fearless (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)Jesus CultureChurch Volume Two (Live)2020
O What a Miracle (feat. Seth Condrey)North Point WorshipHallelujah (Why We Sing) / O What a Miracle – EP2020
Hallelujah (Why We Sing) [feat. Clay Finnesand]North Point WorshipHallelujah (Why We Sing) / O What a Miracle – EP2020
Revival’s In The Air (Live)Bethel Music & Melissa HelserRevival’s In The Air (Live)2020
Change (Live)Bright CityChange (Live) – Single2020
Another In the Fire (Studio Remix feat. Taya)Hillsong UNITEDSingle2020
Champion (feat. Dante Bowe)Bethel MusicRevivals In The Air (Live)2020
Holy Water (Church Sessions) (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)We The KingdomSingle2020
Reckless Love (feat. Tori Kelly)Cory AsburyReckless Love (feat. Tori Kelly) – Single2020
9:00 A.M.
His Mercy Is MoreMatt Boswell & Matt PapaHis Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa2019
RATTLE! (Live)Elevation WorshipGraves Into Gardens (Deluxe) [Live]2020
Aint No Grave (Live)Bethel Music & Molly SkaggsVictory (Live)2019
Graves into GardensThe Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneGraves into Gardens – Single2020
You Reign (Live)Mack BrockSingle2020
Reign Above It All (Live)Bethel Music & Paul McClureRevival’s In The Air (Live)2020
Come Out of that Grave (Resurrection Power) [Live]Bethel Music & Brandon LakeRevival’s In The Air (Live)2020
You Came (Lazarus)Jonathan David & Melissa HelserBeautiful Surrender2016
Dancing on the Grave (Live)Corey Voss & Madison Street WorshipHeaven Come Closer (Live)2020
Death Was Arrested (feat. Seth Condrey)North PointNothing Ordinary2017

Praise & Worship Playlist

May 10th, 2020 No comments

This morning’s playlist is filled with songs led by worship leading moms! Moms who know highs and lows, the process of adoption, the journey of infertility, the pain of loss, and delight of many children.  Each one encouraging us to bring our praise in every season.

I recently spoke with Kirby Kaple, who experienced a 7-year infertility journey before her daughter Lollia arrived! She shares her story, and we compare a few notes in the latest Praise & Worship Podcast.

There’s also an episode of the podcast with David Leonard. He and his wife also had a discouraging season involving waiting and miscarriage. He talks about it, and the songs that came out of that experience.

Personally, after a loss this year, I’m feeling like this Mother’s Day is lemon juice on my raw heart. Click here to hear a little more of my story, and my encouragement to you if you’re in the same boat!

Here’s a link to my Spotify Playlist. Songs that really helped me fix my eyes (and heart and hopes) on Jesus through my own journey to becoming a mom.

Our circumstances are extra unusual and discouraging this year, but I hope today is still special and meaningful for you moms!


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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Wonderfully MadeEllie HolcombRed Sea Road2017
Faithful to the End (feat. Paul & Hannah McClure)Bethel MusicHave It All
Jesus What a SaviorHousefiresWe Say Yes2017
Forever (Live)Bethel Music & Kari JobeYou Make Me Brave (Live)2014
Forever My King (feat. Leeland & HopeUC)Darlene ZschechSingle2019
Mercy|Grace(the autumn)Songs of Mercy and Grace2018
Ever Be (Live)Bethel Music & Kalley HeiligenthalWe Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]2015
Driven by LoveLindy & The Circuit RidersDriven by Love (Live)2019
AbideProvidence WorshipLive On The Hill2020
Be Still (feat. Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger)Bethel MusicTides2013
7:00 a.m.
JOY INVINCIBLE (feat. Jenn Johnson)SwitchfootSingle2020
God I Look to You (Feat. Francesca Battistelli)Bethel MusicStarlight (Live)2017
Thy WillHillary Scott & The Scott FamilyLove Remains2016
ConstellationsEllie HolcombSingle2020
I Shall Not Want (feat. Bethany Barnard)The Worship InitiativeThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 172019
SparrowAudrey AssadHeart2011
SoarMeredith AndrewsSoar2015
Catch the Wind (feat. Melissa Helser)Bethel MusicStarlight (Live)2017
You Cannot Be StoppedLaura StoryI Give Up2019
You Make Everything BeautifulRebecca St. JamesI Will Praise You2011
Give Thanks to God (feat. Kirby Kaple)HousefiresWe Say Yes2017
King of My HeartJohn Mark & Sarah McMillanYou Are the Avalanche – EP2015
Goodness of God (Live)Bethel Music & Jenn JohnsonVictory (Live)2019
8:00 a.m.
Hes GoodRachael LampaSingle2019
My Delight Is In YouChristy NockelsPassion: Let The Future Begin2013
You Delight in Me (Live)Life Center WorshipDebut EP2019
Raise a HallelujahJonathan & Melissa HelserVictory2019
My HallelujahBryan & Katie TorwaltPraise Before My Breakthrough – EP2018
Beautiful ThingsGungorBeautiful Things2010
The Change in MeCasting CrownsOnly Jesus2018
In Christ AloneNatalie GrantWOW Worship Aqua2006
Let Your Kingdom ComeMatt & Kim GossThe Worship EP2019
For the KingPaul BalocheBehold Him2020
King of Kings (Live)Hillsong WorshipSingle2019
Ill Give Thanks (feat. Kirby Kaple)HousefiresHousefires V (Live)2019
9:00 a.m
Take Courage (Kristene DiMarco)Bethel MusicStarlight (Live)2017
Who You AreJJ HellerLoved2013
DefenderRita SpringerBattles2017
Praise Before My BreakthroughBryan & Katie TorwaltPraise Before My Breakthrough – EP2018
Awake My SoulHillsong WorshipAwake2019
Faith and Wonder (Live)Meredith AndrewsFaith and Wonder (Live)2019
RejoiceBrad+RebekahSingle2019
GlimpseKim Walker-SmithOn My Side2017
Cherry BlossomsMoveSomebodySingle2020
In Every WayChristy NockelsIn Every Way – Single2019
The Blessing (Live)Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe & Cody CarnesGraves Into Gardens (Deluxe) [Live]2020

Kirby Kaple on the P&W Podcast

May 7th, 2020 No comments

Episode 11 features special guest, Kirby Kaple of Housefires! I’m truly thrilled to bring you our conversation. Housefires is releasing brand new singles these days, with a very special new studio version of “I’ll Give Thanks”. Kirby co-wrote and sung it while on a 7-year infertility journey, and now is talking about it from the other side. IVF is part of her story, so listen for details on her process. There are also keys here for worship leaders, leading through their own very difficult seasons. And, as Kirby and I are both quarantined at home for this interview, spoiler alert, our kids and dogs adorably interrupt!

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Praise & Worship Podcast: New Episode

March 29th, 2020 No comments

Listen to Episode 7 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Soundcloud or right here!

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Today is the 3rd Sunday in a row that my family watched our church service from home. These weeks have involved new adjustments along with a lot to process. You can probably relate! Songs are helping. I heard from lots of friends about what they’re singing these days during this week’s #worshipleaderwednesday conversation on social media. And I caught up with worship leader, Jared Anderson, to find out how he and his large family are impacted by the Coronavirus. They’re on official lockdown in Colorado. I asked him about his song picks for this season, too. He’s been going LIVE on social media each evening for Nights of Song (6-7 Eastern), sometimes with a friend or family members. I loved that Jared shared his heart and mind, and that he’s sharing the gift of music as an offering to help others while also steadying his family. I also 100% love that Jared is fun to talk with and lives in a colorful home!

Episode 7 also features Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel: a filtering service with access to familiar titles and original content, allowing you to skip the stuff you’d otherwise fast-forward and mute. That’s good news if you need a laugh from Dry Bar Comedy or are looking for something spiritual for the family like The Chosen. You may have heard about this first-ever multiple-episode tv series based on the life of Jesus and the impact he had on those closest to him. My husband and I recently binged it. So, as a fan, I was eager to geek about about with Neal. Listen to the podcast to find out when season 2 is coming out – and how it’s being affected by the Coronavirus. Plus, Neal shares his favorite character and scene, and some fun stories behind-the-scenes.