Thursday, May 28, 2009

In The Studio

I have so many things left to tell you about from our trip, but we are starting on a new album, and that has been my most pressing goal! I am recording at the Art House with Charlie Peacock this next week, and am anticipating good things. I love this process, as it is so unique and special each time. I will have time to write more about Rwanda soon, so check back!

Zach sets up his set for the week

Aaron settles into the vibe of the Art House studio

Charlie is having fun rockin out on Aarons bass

Technical difficulties

Killing Time In The Studio

Sneak Peek At A New Song!


  1. Stunningly beautiful!!! Cannot wait for the album!

  2. I can't wait for the new album.

    God bless you for all you do.

  3. Wishing I was a fly on the wall...

    Thanks for the sneak peek and for more of that blessed balm for my soul.

    xo, H.

  4. Lovely. Your albums are always a blessing to our family in so many ways. Can't wait!!

  5. Hey Sara! Fun to see your updates. Can't for your new album!! I'm glad I found your blog! (by the way, we have a baby boy that's 10 days old named Cody). Blessings to you!

  6. YAY! I am SUPER excited about your new album!!

    Honestly, I cannot tell you how much your music has repeatedly effected my life in so many ways.

    Beautiful Child has soothed my daughter, Sarah Jane, on long nights that I knew would never see sleep-- years layer we still sing that song to each other, Hello Lord undoubtedly sparked my heart enough to save my marriage, Tell me what you know changed me in ways I will never be able to explain...I could go on and on - every song is a blessing. I listen to your music on a daily basis and it has been a constant source of comfort and joy to me when nothing else seemed to quite hit the spot. Thank you so much for your dedication and your heart for God.

    Your work has changed me --- I can't wait to see what is next!


  7. I like what Jay wrote---Your work has changed me---. It is true. It resonates so well with the human soul. It is an anointing that you have on you!

  8. That's so pretty, Sara. I can't wait to hear the whole thing.

  9. SARA!! My friend Anna met you in Africa, she said she met you in Kigali and she talked to you and told you that I was the friend that did not like Christian music but LOVES your music. I know you are probably meeting people everyday, but I was just very excited that she met you. I feel like you're singing my heart when you sing and ever since I heard your first album in the backseat of my friend's mother's car when I was 15, I have LOVED listening to what is on your heart. I think your music has honestly been a way for me to grow closer in my relationship to God. Thank you so much! And I am so happy my friend got to meet you, that made me so happy!! Have a great remainder of your trip, it seems as though you are doing wonderful things!

  10. Sara-

    I must admit that I am always hesitant to write to someone who will probably get more mail/comments this week than I will in the next year:) But I took a drive with your music last night that left me wishing I had you in the passenger seat to talk things over. A friend of mine from the Christian Booksellers Association interviewed you a few years back and came back saying, "Man Katie, you two would be friends." I have often wished since then that you were a Colorado girl like me, so that I could find out!

    After spending a year living in a low-income neighborhood, I moved into homeless ministry about 7 months ago. I work with those that many would call the "undeserving poor." Not homeless families or needy children, but chronically homeless and primarily alcoholic individuals. It is a beautiful thing to work with the homeless and low-income, but often heavy and seemingly hopeless. Even at the recent Colorado Coalition for the Homeless conference, I walked away feeling like I was on the margins; no cute kids and single moms here. Just some dirty drunks whom few are apt to love. Anyway, I can't tell you how encouraged I was yesterday when, after a particularly discouraging day, I put "Tell Me What You Know" into my CD player on the long drive home from Denver. To recall those faithful ones who have gone before me, to be reminded of the worthy cause of love, to allow the pain I see to call me to consider what I know of God, to honestly express the difficulty of what often feels like a long defeat....those words offered relief to me when I felt like I didn't know how to voice my own thoughts. So thank you. Thank you for writing about the outcast and marginalized. Thank you for honestly describing the challenges that come with following God's heart into the broken places of the world. It has meant a lot to this homeless case manager in small town Colorado.

    Many blessings on all that you do. It calls to mind Jeremiah 22:16, a very hopeful verse for me: "'[She] gave justice and help to the poor and needy...Isn't that what it means to know me?' says the Lord." As Hosea says, let us press on to know him. Thanks again for your encouraging words and life.


  11. Sara,
    I can't wait for the new song. Is there any talk right now of an "Art, Music, Justice" cd? I really hope that you are doing well, and I am so excited to see God using you and your music to help all the needs of our brothers and sisters over seas. I can't wait to see what else God has in store for you!

    PS- my offer to help with your blog in any way I can still stands.

  12. Hey I have question. In the intro to one of your songs on a cd you say "the stars speak every language so that no man goes without hearing God" where did that quote come from, or did you just make it up?

  13. I'm so thrilled to hear you're at work on a new album! Your songs inspire, cajole, and motivate me to work on my own writing.

    I also wanted to say thanks for coming to Tampa so much recently! I've loved every visit. I sponsored a child in Rwanda at your ART*MUSIC*JUSTICE concert, and I've continued to promote IJM to anyone who will listen.

    Honestly, your words touch me more than any other writer I can think of -- and, that's saying something. Looking forward to hearing more!

  14. Sara~
    Thanks for being so faithful to create fresh and God-honoring music even when I'm sure you'd rather be helping in Africa or just being w/family. Your music touches so many of us. It not only sounds good, it's SOUND doctrine, which makes it so worth listening to. Can't wait for the latest album!
    fondly, Marybeth

  15. YEAH! One housewife on a hobby farm in rural Virginia anxiously awaits the latest journey through shared self-reflection, heart-cries for Jesus, and glimpses into the lives of people afar off (and yet in our own back yard). Love you!

  16. Can't wait for the new album!!! Thanks for sharing some sneak previews!!! PLEASE come back to Chattanooga, TN, on your next tour!!!!

  17. Sara,

    I have heard you share the story of the girl who was taken by her neighbor and sold to a brothel in another country. And how when IJM came in and rescued her, there was scripture written above her "bed." I was wondering if that story is written anywhere on the internet. I ask because I am trying to get a team to participate in a GlobalFast ( project with me to raise money to support IJM, and I wanted to tell them that specific story.

    If you have a chance to reply, I would greatly appreciate it.


  18. Oh, such great news!

    I´m from Brazil, just waiting and praying with all the world for your next work. Your songs have so much truth and honesty, it´s our souls and hearts put in words and melody! Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. Can't wait for the new album. You are such a blessing! Thank you!

  20. Sara:
    Thanks, again, for helping me to "pay closer attention" to the many sacred intersections that God places in my everyday path. Your heart and music are a great source of inspiration and encouragement for me.


  21. Sara, I introduced myself to you after you sang at Walter Reed on Easter and I've been listening to "I saw what I saw" so often since then because it just touches my heart and epitomizes everything I want to be and see from others in this world, the video is so hopeful, compassionate and rips your heart out all at the same time, thank you for writing it. I'm trying to figure out how to contact you and request permission to use it on my inpsirational and christian products website ( I will be pleased to add a link to your site, I think my customers, if they don't know you already, would adore your music! Please contact me at! God Bless You and all those you pray for, Jordan

  22. I'm so glad a new album is coming out! In fact, I just checked your web-site a couple days ago to see if that was going to happen.

    You're the best. I can't really put into words how much I appreciate your music. I'm still hoping and praying that I get to see you in concert sometime in my lifetime.

    From one Sara Lee to another,
    Sara Lee Behrends