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Blog Tour

on July 21, 2014

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One of the things I love the most about blogging is finding and connecting with other awesome bloggers!  A talented, fellow blogger, Lorrie Bowden, has graciously invited me to join her virtual blog tour in this post.  She writes inspirational poetry, and has an eye for photographing the beauty around her.  Lorrie never fails to lift my spirits with her positive posts and her encouraging words. Her tag line is “Blessitude- I am so blessed and full of gratitude” and this shows in every thing she writes. Please visit her lovely blog!

The rules are to invite three other bloggers to join the tour, and to give them a Monday to post on.  I am asking them to post on Monday, August 3rd. Then, they are to answer 4 questions about their writing…

  1. My first blogger is January, who blogs at  http://coffeewithashotoffaith.wordpress.com.  I am blessed to have her as not only a blogger friend, but a friend in real life as well.  She is a fantastic writer who shares straight from her heart about her personal walk with Christ, raising her three children – including one with special needs – and also about her ministry. Her openness and honesty in her writing is truly beautiful to read!
  2. The second blogger is Tanya, who blogs at  http://godscharacter.wordpress.com  She is one of the first bloggers I connected with when I started blogging. She has written several series of posts, including “A Family That Prays Together” and “Find us Faithful”. She shares scriptures and often writes about parenting.  Her love for the Lord shines through in her writing. Her posts are heartfelt, sweet, and always uplifting!  
  3. The third blogger is Chris Ludbrook, who blogs at http://unhiddenlight.com.  He has a wide variety of things on his blog- including original music he has written, poetry, and essays. A Christian, he describes his blog as a place to share his journey: “This is about letting my light shine, no longer will I live in the fear of who I am, my light is bright & beautiful & it’s time I stopped hiding it.”

I am also going to mention a 4th blog-  http://brittanymoultroup.wordpress.com.   Brittany is a worship leader with a lovely voice and a beautiful heart for following Christ.  I always look forward to reading her thoughts on scripture and worship! 

I hope you take the time to visit these wonderful blogs.  I truly enjoy following and reading each one of their posts!!  

Here are the answers to my four questions…

What are you working on/writing? 

I am currently working on recording a CD of original Christian songs I have written over the last few years.  It is a work in progress, and I am excited to be on this journey!  It has been a long process, but I am soaking up every new thing I learn along the way. I try to write blog posts once or twice a week, and write music or poetry as the Lord inspires me. Most of my creative focus is devoted to serving Him and leading the worship ministry at my church.  

How does your work/writing differ from others of its genre? 

I think everyone has a unique voice. I don’t write to be different- my writing is an expression of my heart and of my love for God. 

Why do you write/create what you do?

Most of the songs I write come out of spending quiet time with the Lord.  They are my personal,  heart-felt prayers, experiences, and desires put to music. Several of the songs I have written have been a collaboration with my husband.  He writes beautiful lyrics and I have set them to music. I began playing piano when I was about 10, and started making up my own songs right away. Funny enough, my first song was called “Sunset”…which is fitting because 25 years later, that’s what I love to photograph most- sunsets!  I love to take photos of His beautiful creation and sing His praises… so I create out of having a desire to share what God has done- and continues to do-in my life. I write out of obedience to Him.  

How does your working/writing process work?

I have to be inspired!  Most times, when I write a song it comes together in a very short time- a matter of minutes.  I don’t make myself write if I am not in the mood to do it.  So, I basically wait for Him to inspire me- and then it flows. He is always faithful and gives me MUCH to write about! 

Thanks for reading and I hope you take the time to visit these other blogs! Be Blessed!

 

 

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9 responses to “Blog Tour

  1. atimetoshare says:

    How fun to learn more about you.

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  2. lorriebowden says:

    Hey Julie! Thank you so much for your beautiful words…I am honored to call you a friend! I can’t wait to check out your fellow bloggers…you have given us all much incentive to 🙂 Have a super beautiful week…and thank you for keeping the tour going ❤

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  3. Good luck with the CD! That’s so cool.

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  4. Skye says:

    How wonderful to learn more about you!! I will keep your work in progress in prayer.

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