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As I walked to my car after work, I was trying to wrap my head around all the things I was thankful for. I got in my car and realised that in that little 2 minute walk - my list was far from finished. That's when this lightbulb moment took place. First the idea was to just do one large post about all the things I was thankful for but then I thought, "if I was to go into detail of every little thing I was thankful for - that'd be an extremely long post. What if I did a BLOG SERIES?!" and that little thought has brought me to where I am right now - sitting on my bed writing this post.

I guess you could say I've been inspired by things and people to write this series. Here's my lil list of inspo;


  • My friend Danielle wrote an awesome blog post about being thankful. Such a great read - I highly recommend checking it out.
  • One of my brothers in Christ will post one (or more) things on his Snapchat each day with the hashtag #TYJ - which stands for Thank You Jesus. He does it for most things, right from the beautiful day down to the fact he got his favourite meal for lunch. I always look forward to his Snapchat stories because it's always so full of encouragement.
  • Every prayer guide/pastor/worship leader/even the freaking Bible has said, at least once, to always give thanks for everything God has provided you with - the good and bad. I've never been the best at daily devotions and honestly that's just because I'm lazy - but lately I've been trying to step up my game. Every time I start my daily prayer guess what I start with; yup you guessed it, all the things I'm thankful for

So as I walk into this series, I hope you understand I am letting you into some of the greatest (and worst) parts of my life, and I'm not planning on sugar coating anything. This series is all about being real and raw and hopefully this series will help you realise just how great our God is (cause if you didn't already know, He's pretty great). I pray you'll see God in this series and in no way is this me trying to flaunt my life. I'm going to show you my highs and my lows. You'll see the big things plus the small things - because gratitude comes in many sizes. 

With all that being said, welcome to Blessings Upon Blessings.

BLESSINGS UPON BLESSINGS: A SERIES

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


As I walked to my car after work, I was trying to wrap my head around all the things I was thankful for. I got in my car and realised that in that little 2 minute walk - my list was far from finished. That's when this lightbulb moment took place. First the idea was to just do one large post about all the things I was thankful for but then I thought, "if I was to go into detail of every little thing I was thankful for - that'd be an extremely long post. What if I did a BLOG SERIES?!" and that little thought has brought me to where I am right now - sitting on my bed writing this post.

I guess you could say I've been inspired by things and people to write this series. Here's my lil list of inspo;


  • My friend Danielle wrote an awesome blog post about being thankful. Such a great read - I highly recommend checking it out.
  • One of my brothers in Christ will post one (or more) things on his Snapchat each day with the hashtag #TYJ - which stands for Thank You Jesus. He does it for most things, right from the beautiful day down to the fact he got his favourite meal for lunch. I always look forward to his Snapchat stories because it's always so full of encouragement.
  • Every prayer guide/pastor/worship leader/even the freaking Bible has said, at least once, to always give thanks for everything God has provided you with - the good and bad. I've never been the best at daily devotions and honestly that's just because I'm lazy - but lately I've been trying to step up my game. Every time I start my daily prayer guess what I start with; yup you guessed it, all the things I'm thankful for

So as I walk into this series, I hope you understand I am letting you into some of the greatest (and worst) parts of my life, and I'm not planning on sugar coating anything. This series is all about being real and raw and hopefully this series will help you realise just how great our God is (cause if you didn't already know, He's pretty great). I pray you'll see God in this series and in no way is this me trying to flaunt my life. I'm going to show you my highs and my lows. You'll see the big things plus the small things - because gratitude comes in many sizes. 

With all that being said, welcome to Blessings Upon Blessings.

Photo credit to Amos Ling ©

Have you ever had the strangest sense of deja vu? Not just your typical, oh I've experienced this feeling before, but more like a strong pulling of, you've been here before, just as if you were reliving the moment? For me, that was Worship Camp 2017.

Okay I'm exaggerating a little bit. The whole camp was a completely new experience for me. It was something I've never ever experienced before - except for this one moment which might sound completely minor to you - but for me, it was a huge deal.


This is a story I thought I'd never share because I never thought this would happen to me, but here I am, sharing this story that did indeed happen.

I'm not really sure how to word this story at all because there's a lot of detail that you would only understand if you've visited the camp site we went to for yourself, but I'll try my best.

So the story starts about half a year before I even knew that I was going to be a worship intern and help plan and run a worship camp. One night last  year, I had a dream. You know how you can remember some dreams and then completely forget the others? Well this was one that I wanted to forget, but for some reason I just couldn't.

 The dream all starts in that room. Yes, look a lil  to your left, there's a room circled. I knew  exactly where I was and I knew exactly who I  was with. I'm not going to mention any names in  this post due to privacy but the jist of the dream  is this:

 I was standing at the front of the room, by the  door, looking out at the room. Three rows of  chairs were set up in front of me and there were  a few people scattered around the room and  sitting in some of the chairs but I couldn't make  out their faces. There were 3 boys that caught  my attention. They were sitting in the front row,  smiling and clapping at something someone said or did. I knew 2 of the boys quite well because I played in the band with them but the other boy, I had seen his face around school but I'd never spoken to him until this year. I woke up the next morning ready to move on with my life. Sure I did the typical oh what a funny dream! Probably means nothing talk but then I proceeded to get ready for my day. I had completely forgotten about the dream, and to be clear - I wanted to forget about it. I didn't want to think about the fact that I had a dream about 3 guys in the year below me - do you know how weird that would be if they ever found out? (hence another reason why I'm not mentioning names, but they can probably figure out who they are).

Guys the point I'm trying to make is this: I dreamt of worship camp before I even had anything to do with it.

The last day of camp I was standing at the front of the room by the door looking out at all the pupils who were seated throughout the 3 rows of chairs. Nathan had just said something funny and I looked at the front row and there were the 3 boys, clapping and smiling and that's when I was hit with my sudden sense of deja vu.

Like I said earlier, some of you are probably wondering why I thought this was such a huge deal that I decided to make a blog post about it. Well, I just wanted to let you know that you are always part of a bigger picture. That camp already meant so much to me so when I experienced that moment of deja vu, it just meant so much more because I knew in that moment that I was exactly where God has wanted me to be months before I even thought I wanted it for myself.


We can totally push it to the side and ignore all the signs - just like I tried to do with the signs - or we can stop and say actually, what if this means something?

Okay I know some of you are probably thinking what's a sign and what isn't a sign but that's the thing. We just have to keep our eyes open and our hearts and ears willing to hear whatever God has to tell us. He can tell us in many different ways - dreams, through our daily Bible readings, through other people, messages, worship etc - we just have to keep coming back to the core question:

God, what are YOU trying to tell me right now?

I've heard many stories of dreams coming to life from quite a few of my really close family and friends - I just never thought it would happen to me. It's crazy how such a small moment can change the whole dynamic and meaning of a situation for one person. It's also crazy how we can forget about something for months on end, but as soon as it's right in front of our eyes - it's like it never left our mind in the first place. It's cool to hear stories like this, but always remember how you were able to tell the stories in the first place. (hint: He's kind of a big deal

With that being said, do you have any cool stories/experiences like this or anything similar? I'm a sucker for stories like these - they're so intriguing! Let me know below or through message, I'd love to hear! 

I HAD A DREAM

Monday, 22 May 2017


Photo credit to Amos Ling ©

Have you ever had the strangest sense of deja vu? Not just your typical, oh I've experienced this feeling before, but more like a strong pulling of, you've been here before, just as if you were reliving the moment? For me, that was Worship Camp 2017.

Okay I'm exaggerating a little bit. The whole camp was a completely new experience for me. It was something I've never ever experienced before - except for this one moment which might sound completely minor to you - but for me, it was a huge deal.


This is a story I thought I'd never share because I never thought this would happen to me, but here I am, sharing this story that did indeed happen.

I'm not really sure how to word this story at all because there's a lot of detail that you would only understand if you've visited the camp site we went to for yourself, but I'll try my best.

So the story starts about half a year before I even knew that I was going to be a worship intern and help plan and run a worship camp. One night last  year, I had a dream. You know how you can remember some dreams and then completely forget the others? Well this was one that I wanted to forget, but for some reason I just couldn't.

 The dream all starts in that room. Yes, look a lil  to your left, there's a room circled. I knew  exactly where I was and I knew exactly who I  was with. I'm not going to mention any names in  this post due to privacy but the jist of the dream  is this:

 I was standing at the front of the room, by the  door, looking out at the room. Three rows of  chairs were set up in front of me and there were  a few people scattered around the room and  sitting in some of the chairs but I couldn't make  out their faces. There were 3 boys that caught  my attention. They were sitting in the front row,  smiling and clapping at something someone said or did. I knew 2 of the boys quite well because I played in the band with them but the other boy, I had seen his face around school but I'd never spoken to him until this year. I woke up the next morning ready to move on with my life. Sure I did the typical oh what a funny dream! Probably means nothing talk but then I proceeded to get ready for my day. I had completely forgotten about the dream, and to be clear - I wanted to forget about it. I didn't want to think about the fact that I had a dream about 3 guys in the year below me - do you know how weird that would be if they ever found out? (hence another reason why I'm not mentioning names, but they can probably figure out who they are).

Guys the point I'm trying to make is this: I dreamt of worship camp before I even had anything to do with it.

The last day of camp I was standing at the front of the room by the door looking out at all the pupils who were seated throughout the 3 rows of chairs. Nathan had just said something funny and I looked at the front row and there were the 3 boys, clapping and smiling and that's when I was hit with my sudden sense of deja vu.

Like I said earlier, some of you are probably wondering why I thought this was such a huge deal that I decided to make a blog post about it. Well, I just wanted to let you know that you are always part of a bigger picture. That camp already meant so much to me so when I experienced that moment of deja vu, it just meant so much more because I knew in that moment that I was exactly where God has wanted me to be months before I even thought I wanted it for myself.


We can totally push it to the side and ignore all the signs - just like I tried to do with the signs - or we can stop and say actually, what if this means something?

Okay I know some of you are probably thinking what's a sign and what isn't a sign but that's the thing. We just have to keep our eyes open and our hearts and ears willing to hear whatever God has to tell us. He can tell us in many different ways - dreams, through our daily Bible readings, through other people, messages, worship etc - we just have to keep coming back to the core question:

God, what are YOU trying to tell me right now?

I've heard many stories of dreams coming to life from quite a few of my really close family and friends - I just never thought it would happen to me. It's crazy how such a small moment can change the whole dynamic and meaning of a situation for one person. It's also crazy how we can forget about something for months on end, but as soon as it's right in front of our eyes - it's like it never left our mind in the first place. It's cool to hear stories like this, but always remember how you were able to tell the stories in the first place. (hint: He's kind of a big deal

With that being said, do you have any cool stories/experiences like this or anything similar? I'm a sucker for stories like these - they're so intriguing! Let me know below or through message, I'd love to hear! 

March was one of the best months. Yeah the worship started a lil bit rocky at the beginning but we fought through and with worship camp at the end of March - we were unstoppable. All of the students were literally on fire for God.

With that being said, I'm going to do a seperate playlist with the songs we played at camp. Here's the playlist for March!

WAKE: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
We don't need the devil cause the devil, he's a liar



PURSUE/ALL I NEED IS YOU: HILLSONG

Seriously guys, this song is so beautiful. And when she breaks through with the "All I Need Is You" bit - seriously *enter heart eyes emoji here*



THE STAND: HILLSONG

Such a powerful declaration song



YOU ARE GOOD: ISRAEL HOUGHTON

Seriously one of my favourite praise songs ever



YOU MAKE ME BRAVE: AMANDA COOK/BETHEL

This song was one of my favourite songs to sing last year, and still is! There is such a powerful message in this song and I pray that we all believe it



TOUCH THE SKY: HILLSONG UNITED

This song is gorgeous. The metaphor of touching the sky when your knees hits the ground is so beautiful.



GREAT ARE YOU LORD: ALL SONS AND DAUGHTERS

Thankful that God continues to put breath in our lungs so we can sing songs as beautiful as this




What songs are your church/organisation singing at the moment? Let me know in the comments!




THE SONGS WE PLAYED: MARCH

Thursday, 4 May 2017


March was one of the best months. Yeah the worship started a lil bit rocky at the beginning but we fought through and with worship camp at the end of March - we were unstoppable. All of the students were literally on fire for God.

With that being said, I'm going to do a seperate playlist with the songs we played at camp. Here's the playlist for March!

WAKE: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
We don't need the devil cause the devil, he's a liar



PURSUE/ALL I NEED IS YOU: HILLSONG

Seriously guys, this song is so beautiful. And when she breaks through with the "All I Need Is You" bit - seriously *enter heart eyes emoji here*



THE STAND: HILLSONG

Such a powerful declaration song



YOU ARE GOOD: ISRAEL HOUGHTON

Seriously one of my favourite praise songs ever



YOU MAKE ME BRAVE: AMANDA COOK/BETHEL

This song was one of my favourite songs to sing last year, and still is! There is such a powerful message in this song and I pray that we all believe it



TOUCH THE SKY: HILLSONG UNITED

This song is gorgeous. The metaphor of touching the sky when your knees hits the ground is so beautiful.



GREAT ARE YOU LORD: ALL SONS AND DAUGHTERS

Thankful that God continues to put breath in our lungs so we can sing songs as beautiful as this




What songs are your church/organisation singing at the moment? Let me know in the comments!





... to come die on the cross for us? Folks here it is - The Worship Intern's first ever Easter post.

I love Jesus - I think we all know that by now. But for real, He's incredible. He just honestly keeps surprising me. Firstly, He died on the cross for us while we were still sinners and didn't deserve it whatsoever. Secondly, He rose again?! I don't know about you but that seems impossible yet He did it. He continues to bless and guide us. He set us free - we are no longer slaves to fear.

This year, Easter was something special. There was something different about it. Growing up in a Christian home, I've experienced a lot of Easter services so I thought I knew it all - but here's the thing about God - there's always so much more to learn.

I think most of us know the story of Easter, and if we don't know the full story, we definitely know the jist of it - Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later. Classic, simple, can't forget it. But there's so much more to it that I've heard year after year but it's only really stuck out to me this year.

We were there. You and I were both there when Jesus said His final words on the cross. We were both there as they beat Him and mocked Him. We were there.

You're probably thinking, "What do you mean we were there? I wasn't alive back then, I don't remember witnessing any of this!"

Correct. We didn't witness it with our own eyes, but we were there. We were in His heart - we were the reason He was dying in the first place. He loved us so much, He stepped down from His throne and gave up His life just so we could live. He rose again and ascended into Heaven to prepare our home. He's alive, He's alive, He's alive - and His love is very real.

We can't let fear hold us back now. Christ gives us strength and the resurrection changes everything. We shouldn't feel the need to live in fear when Christ did what He did. He died to give us life and I don't know about you, but I no longer want to live my life in fear knowing that Christ set me free.

I simply can't put into words how much this Easter meant to me. I finally found my role in the crucifixion. I'll never know the pain and suffering Jesus went through but I can feel His love. I see His love every single day. I see it when I first open my eyes in the morning because it's a blessing I'm still alive. I see it through the people God has placed in my life because they wouldn't be there without Him. I see it through the way I have a roof over my head and plenty of food to eat.

Guys, the Trinity is incredible. I'll never have the words to express how grateful I am that God continues to bless me even though I feel like I don't deserve it.

"Jesus said to her,
'I am the resurrection and the life. 
Whoever believes in me, though he die,
yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me 
shall never die. 
Do you believe this?'"
- John 11:25-26

Do you believe that? Do you believe that we can now live without fear because our Saviour is alive in us today? Through Christ we have life - what more could you ask for? 

Thank you Jesus, You set me free.
Thank you God, You robbed the grave. 
Thank you Holy Spirit, You're constantly with us.

What other King leaves His glory to die for His people? My redeemer - that's who. 


WHAT OTHER KING LEAVES HIS THRONE

Monday, 17 April 2017


... to come die on the cross for us? Folks here it is - The Worship Intern's first ever Easter post.

I love Jesus - I think we all know that by now. But for real, He's incredible. He just honestly keeps surprising me. Firstly, He died on the cross for us while we were still sinners and didn't deserve it whatsoever. Secondly, He rose again?! I don't know about you but that seems impossible yet He did it. He continues to bless and guide us. He set us free - we are no longer slaves to fear.

This year, Easter was something special. There was something different about it. Growing up in a Christian home, I've experienced a lot of Easter services so I thought I knew it all - but here's the thing about God - there's always so much more to learn.

I think most of us know the story of Easter, and if we don't know the full story, we definitely know the jist of it - Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later. Classic, simple, can't forget it. But there's so much more to it that I've heard year after year but it's only really stuck out to me this year.

We were there. You and I were both there when Jesus said His final words on the cross. We were both there as they beat Him and mocked Him. We were there.

You're probably thinking, "What do you mean we were there? I wasn't alive back then, I don't remember witnessing any of this!"

Correct. We didn't witness it with our own eyes, but we were there. We were in His heart - we were the reason He was dying in the first place. He loved us so much, He stepped down from His throne and gave up His life just so we could live. He rose again and ascended into Heaven to prepare our home. He's alive, He's alive, He's alive - and His love is very real.

We can't let fear hold us back now. Christ gives us strength and the resurrection changes everything. We shouldn't feel the need to live in fear when Christ did what He did. He died to give us life and I don't know about you, but I no longer want to live my life in fear knowing that Christ set me free.

I simply can't put into words how much this Easter meant to me. I finally found my role in the crucifixion. I'll never know the pain and suffering Jesus went through but I can feel His love. I see His love every single day. I see it when I first open my eyes in the morning because it's a blessing I'm still alive. I see it through the people God has placed in my life because they wouldn't be there without Him. I see it through the way I have a roof over my head and plenty of food to eat.

Guys, the Trinity is incredible. I'll never have the words to express how grateful I am that God continues to bless me even though I feel like I don't deserve it.

"Jesus said to her,
'I am the resurrection and the life. 
Whoever believes in me, though he die,
yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me 
shall never die. 
Do you believe this?'"
- John 11:25-26

Do you believe that? Do you believe that we can now live without fear because our Saviour is alive in us today? Through Christ we have life - what more could you ask for? 

Thank you Jesus, You set me free.
Thank you God, You robbed the grave. 
Thank you Holy Spirit, You're constantly with us.

What other King leaves His glory to die for His people? My redeemer - that's who. 



And our heads are pounding.


To all the people that have planned camps I have attended in my life - thank you so much. I never fully realised just how much work goes into planning a camp and I'm utterly grateful for all the hands and brains that contributed to making every single camp what it was.

I've attended some amazing camps in my life so when the idea of planning one for the worship students at school came about, I jumped for joy. I just knew that this camp is going to be amazing and lives will change - and being an admin freak, I was stoked I finally got to use my gifts. The idea was all peachy in my mind and I constantly thought 'How hard could it be?' but friends, as the day draws near, the stress levels are rising and I'm starting to realise just how much effort and just how much of yourself you need to give to plan a camp.

We originally thought that all 46 kids were going to agree and be able to pay for the camp but turns out that we forgot that kids have other trips and things that they need to pay for. So when some of our most needed students said they couldn't come due to cost - we started to freak out. What if none of the other kids can come because of cost? What if we don't get enough kids to break even? What if only 3 kids hand in forms and we need to cancel the camp? What if no one pays on time? What were we thinking? Why did we think we were capable of this?

Doubt started filling our minds as we realised just how many forms the kids needed to fill out and just how much money/time we needed to spend to make this camp successful. As we started to list out all the things we needed to do, from the big things (like forms, transport etc) to the nitty gritty (cabin allocations, decor etc) I personally started to freak out because who on earth knew so much work needed to go into a 3 day camp?!  

One thing I must say is that I am so grateful for the team we have for this camp. Despite our busy schedules, we always seem to make time to sit and think about how we can make this camp the best for the students. We're very big on the students focusing on their own personal relationships with God and we're praying that this camp will be a nudge in the right direction.


"I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth,
and even forevermore."

- Psalm 121

No doubt, I'm stressed. But I think that's completely normal and I don't think stressing about being stressed is going to help. I know for a fact that God wants us to succeed and I'm going to do all I can to make that a reality. If we put our hope and trust in Him, where can we go wrong? If our God is for us, then who can be against us? 

Please pray for the team, the students, and the camp as we draw closer and closer to the first day. God's waiting for us, and we're ready to go meet Him there. 

All is, and will be, well.

ps. detailed blog post about everything you need to know before your first camp + a blog post about the camp + some resources will be coming very soon!




OUR FIRST WORSHIP CAMP IS EXACTLY A WEEK AWAY

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


And our heads are pounding.


To all the people that have planned camps I have attended in my life - thank you so much. I never fully realised just how much work goes into planning a camp and I'm utterly grateful for all the hands and brains that contributed to making every single camp what it was.

I've attended some amazing camps in my life so when the idea of planning one for the worship students at school came about, I jumped for joy. I just knew that this camp is going to be amazing and lives will change - and being an admin freak, I was stoked I finally got to use my gifts. The idea was all peachy in my mind and I constantly thought 'How hard could it be?' but friends, as the day draws near, the stress levels are rising and I'm starting to realise just how much effort and just how much of yourself you need to give to plan a camp.

We originally thought that all 46 kids were going to agree and be able to pay for the camp but turns out that we forgot that kids have other trips and things that they need to pay for. So when some of our most needed students said they couldn't come due to cost - we started to freak out. What if none of the other kids can come because of cost? What if we don't get enough kids to break even? What if only 3 kids hand in forms and we need to cancel the camp? What if no one pays on time? What were we thinking? Why did we think we were capable of this?

Doubt started filling our minds as we realised just how many forms the kids needed to fill out and just how much money/time we needed to spend to make this camp successful. As we started to list out all the things we needed to do, from the big things (like forms, transport etc) to the nitty gritty (cabin allocations, decor etc) I personally started to freak out because who on earth knew so much work needed to go into a 3 day camp?!  

One thing I must say is that I am so grateful for the team we have for this camp. Despite our busy schedules, we always seem to make time to sit and think about how we can make this camp the best for the students. We're very big on the students focusing on their own personal relationships with God and we're praying that this camp will be a nudge in the right direction.


"I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth,
and even forevermore."

- Psalm 121

No doubt, I'm stressed. But I think that's completely normal and I don't think stressing about being stressed is going to help. I know for a fact that God wants us to succeed and I'm going to do all I can to make that a reality. If we put our hope and trust in Him, where can we go wrong? If our God is for us, then who can be against us? 

Please pray for the team, the students, and the camp as we draw closer and closer to the first day. God's waiting for us, and we're ready to go meet Him there. 

All is, and will be, well.

ps. detailed blog post about everything you need to know before your first camp + a blog post about the camp + some resources will be coming very soon!





The past month has been so wonderful. The senior worship band have set the bar high this year in terms of expectations of what we want to see happen within the school - and it's only been one month. I'm incredibly excited because I've definitely felt God move already and we can only go up from here!

I'm a person who loves music, and even though people say that worship isn't just singing/playing - it's a lifestyle, the music plays a huge part. Worship and praise songs are essentially thoughts and prayers put into words, sometimes words we can't even think of ourselves. I personally connect with God a lot more through the music, but it's not the only way!

I'm going to start doing these monthly playlists because maybe your worship playlists needs some new songs, or maybe you could even suggest some of these songs to your church! I hope this is helpful. With that being said, let's get into the playlist.

FREEDOM IS HERE/SHOUT UNTO GOD: HILLSONG UNITED

My band from last year played this song because we have this vision that the theme for this year is freedom and this song fitted perfectly. 


HERE AS IN HEAVEN: ELEVATION WORSHIP

I may or may not have gotten chills while singing this song.



WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME: HILLSONG WORSHIP

The first time we played this song, there was just 3 of us (2 vocalists, 1 keyboard) and it was beautiful. Don't always feel the need to have a full band! Sometimes you need the acoustic sets to remind yourself why you're doing this.


ALIVE: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

This song was a party.



GOOD GOOD FATHER: CHRIS TOMLIN

A classic, simple song that holds such a powerful meaning.



HERE I AM TO WORSHIP: HILLSONG WORSHIP

Imagine hundreds of little kids shouting these lyrics back to you - adorable & unreal.



ONLY WANNA SING: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

First time ever singing this song at school! The band killed it.



SINKING DEEP: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

This song was one of my bands favourite songs to play last year and I'm so happy we're bringing it through to this year. Props to whoever wrote this song - it's absolutely beautiful.



What songs are on your worship playlist right now? Got any recommendations?  Let me know in the comments! 

THE SONGS WE PLAYED: FEBRUARY

Monday, 6 March 2017


The past month has been so wonderful. The senior worship band have set the bar high this year in terms of expectations of what we want to see happen within the school - and it's only been one month. I'm incredibly excited because I've definitely felt God move already and we can only go up from here!

I'm a person who loves music, and even though people say that worship isn't just singing/playing - it's a lifestyle, the music plays a huge part. Worship and praise songs are essentially thoughts and prayers put into words, sometimes words we can't even think of ourselves. I personally connect with God a lot more through the music, but it's not the only way!

I'm going to start doing these monthly playlists because maybe your worship playlists needs some new songs, or maybe you could even suggest some of these songs to your church! I hope this is helpful. With that being said, let's get into the playlist.

FREEDOM IS HERE/SHOUT UNTO GOD: HILLSONG UNITED

My band from last year played this song because we have this vision that the theme for this year is freedom and this song fitted perfectly. 


HERE AS IN HEAVEN: ELEVATION WORSHIP

I may or may not have gotten chills while singing this song.



WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME: HILLSONG WORSHIP

The first time we played this song, there was just 3 of us (2 vocalists, 1 keyboard) and it was beautiful. Don't always feel the need to have a full band! Sometimes you need the acoustic sets to remind yourself why you're doing this.


ALIVE: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

This song was a party.



GOOD GOOD FATHER: CHRIS TOMLIN

A classic, simple song that holds such a powerful meaning.



HERE I AM TO WORSHIP: HILLSONG WORSHIP

Imagine hundreds of little kids shouting these lyrics back to you - adorable & unreal.



ONLY WANNA SING: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

First time ever singing this song at school! The band killed it.



SINKING DEEP: HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

This song was one of my bands favourite songs to play last year and I'm so happy we're bringing it through to this year. Props to whoever wrote this song - it's absolutely beautiful.



What songs are on your worship playlist right now? Got any recommendations?  Let me know in the comments! 




Photo credit to Amos Ling ©

I love the song Unashamed Love by Jason Morant. It's a beautiful song about setting aside time to worship and spend time with God. We used to sing it at my church all the time when I was younger, I wish we still did, it's beautiful and the meaning behind the song is so touching.

At the first band practise of the year (which was yesterday), everything that came out of people's mouths were all about what God had wanted them to share, and what had been placed on their heart. When I was asked if I had anything to say, I was suddenly in a state of shock. Nothing had been placed on my heart and it felt like God didn't want me to share anything. I felt so incompetent. I gave the generic "God's got huge plans for you, I'm excited to see where this goes" talk but I knew deep down there was more I could've said, I just didn't know what. Until I lay in bed that night and began to pray. God suddenly placed all these words on my heart and it was truly incredible. I got to band practise this morning, and as the band finished off their last song, I grabbed a mic and told them I needed to give them a little pep talk. I love pep talks - but that's irrelevant. They all sat on the edge of the stage and the students were so involved in what I had to say. So I'm going to give you a pep talk - are you ready?

Once a term, my school has a full school assembly. This is the time when students from both the Junior Campus and Senior Campus can come together and celebrate/worship together as one body of Christ. I always look forward to it, the kids are always so cute! I remember my first ever full school assembly I led worship for. I was a nervous wreck, I was incredibly awkward on stage, and I honestly didn't give it my all. During one of the praise songs at the beginning, I remember looking down at the little kids down the front and I was in awe. I was in awe because of how excited they were to be praising God and how all of them just didn't care about what the others thought. From then on I was inspired, and it's so weird saying I was inspired by a 5 year old but it's so true! They were going hard, nothing was holding them back. They were jumping around, some of them were lifting their hands, they were shouting out the lyrics, some were even on their knees!

It's so easy for us to be afraid to worship God through body gestures. We're constantly wondering what the person next to us will think if we lift our hands in worship or if we jump around, and if you're on stage leading, it can sometimes be intimidating to look out at the congregation and just see people standing in their seats staring back at you. It sucks that this matters to us humans. It's sad that we care so much about what our peers think.

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."
- Psalm 150:6 NIV

We shouldn't have to worry about what others think. We are free to worship our God whatever way we please. Christ died on the cross so we could have this opportunity! 

If you're to take anything away from this post, this is it: 

Have that childlike faith. Dance like no ones watching, sing like no ones listening. Don't worry about what the person next to you is thinking because at the end of the day, it's between you and God, not between you, God and the person you probably never talk to. Don't be afraid - this freedom is yours, praise our God with all you have. Chase Him and seek Him constantly - don't let others intimidate you to do otherwise. Do what you need to do to worship, don't let anything hold you back, and don't ever feel ashamed for how you worship. God's worthy of your unashamed love.

If I could tell you anything, be that little kid. 

UNASHAMED LOVE

Friday, 17 February 2017





Photo credit to Amos Ling ©

I love the song Unashamed Love by Jason Morant. It's a beautiful song about setting aside time to worship and spend time with God. We used to sing it at my church all the time when I was younger, I wish we still did, it's beautiful and the meaning behind the song is so touching.

At the first band practise of the year (which was yesterday), everything that came out of people's mouths were all about what God had wanted them to share, and what had been placed on their heart. When I was asked if I had anything to say, I was suddenly in a state of shock. Nothing had been placed on my heart and it felt like God didn't want me to share anything. I felt so incompetent. I gave the generic "God's got huge plans for you, I'm excited to see where this goes" talk but I knew deep down there was more I could've said, I just didn't know what. Until I lay in bed that night and began to pray. God suddenly placed all these words on my heart and it was truly incredible. I got to band practise this morning, and as the band finished off their last song, I grabbed a mic and told them I needed to give them a little pep talk. I love pep talks - but that's irrelevant. They all sat on the edge of the stage and the students were so involved in what I had to say. So I'm going to give you a pep talk - are you ready?

Once a term, my school has a full school assembly. This is the time when students from both the Junior Campus and Senior Campus can come together and celebrate/worship together as one body of Christ. I always look forward to it, the kids are always so cute! I remember my first ever full school assembly I led worship for. I was a nervous wreck, I was incredibly awkward on stage, and I honestly didn't give it my all. During one of the praise songs at the beginning, I remember looking down at the little kids down the front and I was in awe. I was in awe because of how excited they were to be praising God and how all of them just didn't care about what the others thought. From then on I was inspired, and it's so weird saying I was inspired by a 5 year old but it's so true! They were going hard, nothing was holding them back. They were jumping around, some of them were lifting their hands, they were shouting out the lyrics, some were even on their knees!

It's so easy for us to be afraid to worship God through body gestures. We're constantly wondering what the person next to us will think if we lift our hands in worship or if we jump around, and if you're on stage leading, it can sometimes be intimidating to look out at the congregation and just see people standing in their seats staring back at you. It sucks that this matters to us humans. It's sad that we care so much about what our peers think.

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."
- Psalm 150:6 NIV

We shouldn't have to worry about what others think. We are free to worship our God whatever way we please. Christ died on the cross so we could have this opportunity! 

If you're to take anything away from this post, this is it: 

Have that childlike faith. Dance like no ones watching, sing like no ones listening. Don't worry about what the person next to you is thinking because at the end of the day, it's between you and God, not between you, God and the person you probably never talk to. Don't be afraid - this freedom is yours, praise our God with all you have. Chase Him and seek Him constantly - don't let others intimidate you to do otherwise. Do what you need to do to worship, don't let anything hold you back, and don't ever feel ashamed for how you worship. God's worthy of your unashamed love.

If I could tell you anything, be that little kid. 

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