LAKE CITY LIGHTS - CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS RETREAT CONFERENCE  -SEE BELOW!

LAKE CITY LIGHTS - CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS RETREAT CONFERENCE -SEE BELOW!

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CUTS AND COMING RELEASES

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Thank you so so much for visiting my page! Thank you for taking this journey with me! Some new music of a variety of Christian genres is coming!    

CO-WRITES AND COLLABS!!

Coming next year! This month,  An EP of "Witness" songs was recorded in Nashville- several vertical worship lyrics with a witnessing theme for unsaved.. This project  is waiting on funds for production and release  as well as some worship songs below. Thank you for your prayers and support if God leads you. We are praying fervently for the release of several of these songs in January and February. 

The Newest Releases Coming are several Collaborations- a hip hop song with artist and children's pastor Scott DeClaire "Qualified by the Call"  that we wrote at the first Lake City Lights Retreat!..  thanks for giving my instagram AND Spotify a follow for more updates. http://www.instagram.com/joydamemusic and scottdeclairehttp://www.instagram.com/scottdeclaire

Scott also plans to release another single we wrote- a CCM song called "Wreckage"about God finding us in our need.

A worship song written by Jonathan Curtis Turner and myself "Worship in the Waves"  which is almost done and will be recorded as a co-release with Natalie Barbierhttp://www.instagram.com/nataliebarbier and myself this fall!

Cornel Gracehttp://www.instagram.com/cornelgrace will be releasing a worship song "City on a Hill" this fall and has asked to co-release it so I'm excited to start recording on that! Release dates should be January or February.  Find him, follow, and  listen to his other releases streaming!

Josh Clayhttp://www.instagram.com/joshuaclaymusic is working on the production of "Good Morning New Mercies" and it's going to be amazing with his voice! find josh at joshclaymusic on instagram and his other music streaming on platforms.

The Newest Releases Coming are several Collaborations- a hip hop song with artist and children's pastor Scott DeClaire "Qualified by the Call"  that we wrote at the first Lake City Lights Retreat!..  thanks for giving my instagram AND Spotify a follow for more updates. http://www.instagram.com/joydamemusic and scottdeclairehttp://www.instagram.com/scottdeclaire

Crystal Hott will be releasing a worship song we wrote in her style this summer.

Julia Schmidt plans to release a duet this spring she will be singing with Zach Maurer -cowritten by the three of us on the subject of their testimonies.

Ryan Chew had his LIVE recording this summer with his choir and is releasing our co-writes "Blown Away/Amazing Grace" and "Bread of Life" very soon! see clips on his instagram http://www.instagram.com/ryanxchew

The picture above are artists the Lord has brought to record and sing our songs we wrote together. Not pictured is Scott DeClaire(pictured in the retreat photos) 

NEW NEWS! LAKE CITY LIGHTS SONGWRITERS RETREAT was an amazing blessed time IN SOUTH MICHIGAN! All of the prayers God answered a resounding yes.. I prayed for a sweet spirit, a family atmosphere, bonded hearts, some amazing songs, artists who are recording the songs, and a Tim2:2 group with older and younger. We had three pastors, several worship leaders, and some older teens!

Come for the Florida Retreat on February 9-12th, 2023 (sign up on the link below) Several other artists, writers, producers are planning on escaping the northern cold and joining us in Florida! Early Bird Rates until Dec 1st! perfect Christmas gift!

FEBRUARY RETREAT REGISTRATION AT  http://www.lakecitylights.com

For now you can check out.."Fight for You" below which is now on all streaming platforms (iTunes, Spotify, youtubemusic, etc)

and a cut by the talented Ellie Hope co-written by Ellie Hope, Cristaña Carlton and myself in and released in 2020 find Ellie on Spotify, Apple and other streaming platforms and http://www.instagram.com/elliehopemusic

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Watch the MUSIC VIDEO of  "Fight for You" here..   https://youtu.be/sc3nYAwbeCY

Also check it out at the bottom of the page below in the yellow section "Fight for You".

 

Behind the Lyrics of "Fight for You" 

"Fight for You" is based on the Bible verse Exodus 14:14. "The LORD will fight for you, you need only be still".  Several years ago, I was walking through a difficult season, overwhelmed, and fighting depression. I felt like no one was fighting for us. I felt alone in our struggles and like nothing was ever going to change. Then I was reading one day in Exodus chapter 14, and verse 14 jumped off the pages like it never had before.. just as God had been fighting for the Israelites, He was fighting for me!  I was again reminded that all I needed to do was 'be still' in my heart before my Father and Defender who held every tear I cried. That moment began the seed in my heart which over time grew into the song "Fight for You" written in 2017 and early 2018.  The lyrics also include the theme one of my favorite verses Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God." 

Why is this song so special to me?  I have personally seen God fight for me so many times. The 'God stories' in my life of His Sovereign hand, His providence, His provision, and His healing are reminders of the fact that He is always fighting for me. I finished "Fight for You" in January of 2018 and began to finally obey God as a full time songwriter in the fall of 2019. Having committed to attend a songwriting conference in Nashville in 2020, doubt set in when I suddenly lost my job as a piano teacher during the pandemic.  Despite my husband's support, I struggled about attending the conference due to finances and the world in chaos. Attendees of the conference needed to bring 2 complete songs to share and purchase their flight tickets and conference fees. 'I don't want to go ahead of God' I thought. I threw myself on the bed in complete desperation asking God again for wisdom I prayed.."Lord, if I even went to the conference.. what song would I bring?" Immediately, my phone lying next to me dinged with the verse of the day... and it was Exodus 14:14. That was my song I'd written!  "Ok Lord I'm going!" I cried out. The word "obedience" which is what motivates me to continue what God told me to do in songwriting while still in France. I have not always obeyed God right away and I've seen the consequences.

"Fight for You" was written from a first person point of view, as if God your Defender is speaking the words to your soul directly from His lips.  As the world attacks the faith of Christians, as disunity rises, as trials come,... I pray this song will bring comfort and encouragement that God is fighting for you. Moses spoke the words of Exodus 14:14 to the Israelites as they ran (for their lives) from the Egyptian armies before God parted the Red Sea.  I believe He wants us to know and remember that..He fights for us and He will fight for us. He is doing miracles and He is about to do more for His Glory!(Exodus 18:14). 

 

Latest Track

"Fight for You" released on all streaming platforms on Friday, January 28th. Listen Below on the Sitewide Player(yellow section) For a free download, sign up for my monthly updates! 

Booking

To book Joy to share in song and testimony for a church event, woman's ministry, teen event, or "Rise to Worship" songwriting event .. contact LakeCityLightsLLC through joydamebooking@gmail.com