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Matt Greiner on the P&W Podcast

April 2nd, 2021 No comments

My latest guest on the Praise & Worship Podcast is Matt Greiner! He’s a founding member and drummer for metalcore band August Burns Red, and is starting up a new worship band in Lancaster called Clay Collective. Matt joined me to talk about the heart of this group and share stories behind the songs of their debut album “Living Stones” (out April 4th!)

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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:


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
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
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
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
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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Chris Renzema on the P&W Podcast

February 2nd, 2021 No comments

I caught up with Centricity Music singer/songwriter Chris Renzema on Groundhog Day: the perfect occasion for a conversation about seasons and learning how God works as we observe nature’s process! In 2020, he released the album “Let The Ground Rest”–and in 2021, he put out the “Let The Ground Rest B-sides” EP! Chris’ latest music is rich with lyrics encouraging listening hearts to hold on for the harvest. (The instrumentation, especially the strings, conveys that potential, too!) Chris and I talked about the standouts: “Springtime”, “Not Finished Yet”, “Tear My House Down” and the title track. He shared stories behind the songs, what he’s gotten out of his own music after its release and the thing that makes him feel like he’s having a good gig.

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Praise & Worship Playlist

December 6th, 2020 No comments
Today’s playlist is filled with Christmas songs of worship from Chris Tomlin, Meredith Andrews, Hillsong and more. Our lineup includes local artists like Philip Herndon and Life Center Worship—and brand new songs from Planetshakers and Paul & Hannah McClure! Their new project, “Christmas Morning” is out now with wonderful Christmas worship songs to hear and watch. Here’s a link to the whole video version on YouTube.

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Song Title Artist Album Year
Today Is The Saviors Day Rend Collective A Jolly Irish Christmas (Vol. 2) 2020
Glory Hallelujah Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
Little Drummer Boy The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Worship Initiative Christmas – EP 2019
Receive Our King (feat. Mike Weaver Of Big Daddy Weave) Meredith Andrews (iTunes Single) 2016
Born That We May Have Life (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
Heaven Is Here (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
The First Noel David Crowder Band Oh For Joy 2011
O Little Town (The Glory Of Christmas) Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2017
The Day That Christmas Came Melody Noel and Ricky Jackson Influence Music + Harvest Worship Single 2020
Silent Night (Emmanuel) Matt Maher The Essential Christmas Collection 2010
Our Hope Endures (Christmas Version) Natalie Grant (single) 2008
Hope For All (feat. Philip Herndon) Pathway Music Encounters 2015
He Shall Reign Forevermore (Live) Chris Tomlin Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2015
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Meredith Andrews Receive Our King 2017
Come And Adore Lifepoint Worship Single 2019
Come And Worship Bebo Norman Christmas From The Realms Of Glory 2007
Come and Stand Amazed Citizens Repeat The Sounding Joy EP 2013
Christmas Amazing Grace Caleb and Kelsey Christmas Worship 2019
Seasons Hillsong Worship The Peace Project 2017
Song in the Air Christy Nockels The Thrill of Hope 2016
Messiah Francesca Battistelli Greatest Hits The First Ten Years 2017
Your Name (Christmas Version) Paul Baloche Christmas Worship 2013
A King Like This (Live) Chris Tomlin Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Glory In The Highest Meredith Andrews Christmas 2020
Angels We Have Heard On High Switch DREAM Christmas Vol. 5 2020
Arrival Jared Anderson (Single) 2015
When Hope Came Down Kari Jobe Where I Find You (Christmas Edition) 2012
Love Came Down Kim Walker-Smith Capitol CMG Christmas 2018 2018
Adore You River Valley Worship Single 2018
Adore Him (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Rejoice Life Center Worship Single 2019
Light Of The World (Sing Hallelujah) We The Kingdom Single 2020
Prince Of Heaven Hillsong The Peace Project 2017
Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin) (Live) Lauren Daigle Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Here Comes Heaven Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Heart Sings Hallelujah (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Behold The Savior Meredith Andrews WORD Christmas Singles 2018 2018
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (feat. Kari Jobe) Tommee Profitt The Birth Of A King 2020
Advent Hymn Christy Nockels The Thrill of Hope 2016
Hymn of Joy (Live) Chris Tomlin Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Joy to the World (Joyful, Joyful) [feat. Phil Wickham] Shane & Shane A Worship Initiative Christmas, Vol. 2 2018
Sing We The Song Of Emmanuel (Gloria) Matt Boswell  Matt Papa  Keith & Kristyn Getty Single 2019
High King of Heaven / Jesus We Love You (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
We Have A Savior Hillsong We Have A Savior 2013
Behold Him Francesca Battistelli Single 2020
Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Jeremy Riddle Joy to the World (Live) – EP 2018
Emmanuel (Hope of Heaven) North Point Worship Single 2018
Glory to You In the Highest (O Come Let Us Adore) [feat. Tasha Cobbs] Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
Glory (Let There Be Peace) Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas 2018
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) Meredith Andrews (single) 2009
Face Of God Phil Wickham Christmas 2019
Jesus Is Our King Mike Grayson (of Mikeschair) Centricity Christmas 2020 2020
Christmas Day (feat. We The Kingdom) Chris Tomlin Single 2019
O Come All Ye Faithful (Live) Planetshakers Its Christmas (Live) 2020

NationsWorship Event

November 17th, 2020 No comments

Global DisciplesNationsWorship event is happening this Friday, November 20th at 7:30 p.m. EST! You’re invited to join this live online celebration with worship leaders, artists, and musicians from around the world, sharing the language of heaven and worship as one.

Sandra McCracken wrote an extra special brand new song. It will premiere during NationsWorship, involving musicians from various nations playing their part. She joined me to talk about the heart of “Stand As One” and the importance of worship in this season.

I also caught up with some of the worship leaders involved, including Elissa Lee of Victory Church right here in the listening area–and Shandy Satya from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Register here to join in this special event!

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Hear or View the Praise & Worship Podcast

October 16th, 2020 No comments

Many of the songs we sing at church have a story. I think of them kind of like a banner flown after a battle is fought and won. The writer has been through so much to get to the point where they can sing those words! So, join me to hear the worship leaders tell their stories on the Praise & Worship Podcast.

Some of my favorites include:

The song Kim Walker Smith wrote for her son who was having nightmares,

David Leonard’s song written as he wrestled with his wife’s miscarriage,

Jeremy Camp’s song in response to the disappointment of the shutdown ,

The song that helped Kirby Kaple make it through 6 years of infertility ,

Brandon Lake’s almost-didn’t-make-the-album-turned-favorite-song and so many more.

Whether you’re a worship leader, or someone who loves to worship, knowing these stories brings the songs to life even more and gives us even more reason to sing!

Here are places to watch the video conversations:


WJTL’s YouTube Channel

Or listen to the audio versions here:


Apple Podcasts


Subscribe wherever you connect because there are more episodes coming soon!

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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

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 Playlist

April 5th, 2020 No comments

Happy Sunday!
Even though we’re not gathering to celebrate, today is a special occasion. It’s Palm Sunday! Listen in and sing along with me: songs of hosanna and hallelujah to the King!

I hope you are well, and pray you stay well. 

Be encouraged as you choose to worship,

Kristi Leigh , WJTL DJ
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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Cherry Blossoms (feat. Daena Jay)Vineyard WorshipSingle2020
Spring Is ComingSteven Curtis ChapmanBeauty Will Rise2009
My Soul Sings (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe) [Live]HousefiresHousefires + Friends (Live)2020
Holy (Song Of The Ages) (feat. Andrew Holt)The Belonging CoSingle2020
StillRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
I Choose to WorshipRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Egypt (Live)Cory AsburySingle2020
Rebels / Hosanna (Live)Influence Music & Michael KettererREBELS (Deluxe)2020
HosannaJosh GarrelsThe Light Came Down2016
Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane)Michael W. SmithGlory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship2007
7:00 a.m.
Come to Save UsAll Sons & DaughtersMajesty In a Manger2016
What Joy Is FoundJeremy RiddleFull Attention2007
Prepare The WayCharlie HallPassion: Our Love Is Loud2002
Glory to the KingEddie KirklandNorth Point Live: Here + Now2012
All Hail the KingVertical WorshipBright Faith Bold Future2018
HosannaJared Anderson51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits2007
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe)Chris TomlinBurning Lights2013
Prepare Ye the WayMichael W. SmithA New Hallelujah2008
Make WayAmber BrooksStill I Rise2009
Skeleton BonesJohn Mark McMillanThe Medicine2008
Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free)Rend CollectiveGood News2018
King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)Charlie HallThe Rising2010
Prepare The WayJeremy RiddleThe Now And Not Yet2009
8:00 AM
Shout To The NorthDeliriousCutting Edge 1997
King of Glory (Live)Kristian StanfillSingle2019
Sing To The KingCandi PearsonPassion: Sacred Revolution2003
Jesus MessiahChris TomlinHello Love2008
Hosanna (Live)The Belonging Co & Kari JobeAwe + Wonder (Live)2019
Here Comes HeavenElevation WorshipHallelujah Here Below2018
Be Crowned (feat. Bryan Torwalt) [Live]Jesus CultureLiving with a Fire (Live)2018
HosannaEddie KirklandKings & Queens2012
Joy to the World-The King Is ComingChristy NockelsThe Thrill of Hope2016
Come Adore the Humble KingMatt Boswell & Matt PapaHis Mercy Is More2019
Here I BowJenn JohnsonAfter All These Years2017
Crown Him I Am TheyTrial & Triumph2017
Prepare The WayJared AndersonLive From My Church2009
9:00 a.m.
Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)Covenant WorshipNever Going Back (feat. David Binion & Nicole Binion)2010
The King Is Here (Live)Kim Walker-SmithStill Believe (Live)2012
Holy, Holy, Holy (We Bow Before Thee)Shane & ShaneHymns Live2019
We Crown YouSteve FeeNorth Point Live: Awake2009
HosannaHillsong UnitedAll Of The Above2006
King Jesus (Live)Matt RedmanLet There Be Wonder (Live)2020
Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)Chris TomlinPassion: Hymns Ancient and Modern2004
HosannaPaul BalocheA Greater Song2007
Here Is Our King (Live Version)David CrowderPassion: How Great Is Our God2005
All Hail King JesusJeremy RiddleMore2017