Dreams Come True
One of the greatest honors and joys of staffing the last Awaken DTS-July school and co-leading a seven-person team to Barcelona, Spain was meeting and doing life with Shawn Kim. Born in California and hailing from Chicago, Illinois Shawn is unlike anyone you have ever known. He possesses the purity of what it means to be childlike while grasping the wildest revelations of the Kingdom I have ever heard. While in Barcelona,  the Lord unleashed a new level of musical creativity and boldness in him. I witnessed a boy becoming a man by stepping further into his destiny and trusting God  for who he was created to be: one in passionate pursuit of His Spirit. Here is a taste of transformation and glimpse into the power of dreaming with the Lord.  // Ba Rham(Wind)- A Good Shawn Original// AMag: Why are you passionate about creating music? Kim: Music is awesome! I’m…Continue Reading
Emily Cole Chasing Fireflies
Here at AwakenMag we like to keep you up-to-date on up-and-coming artists/worshiper leaders. The minute I heard the music created by Emily Cole, I knew I had to spread the sound. Don’t let Emily’s youth fool you, her lyrics are full of deep wisdom beyond her years combined with a refined sound. The below interview is our attempt to pick her brain! Enjoy her sounds here: BUY ON AMAZON – BUY ON ITUNES AMAG: What spurs you to create music? EC: Jesus and his love for me, haha. I know it sounds like a typical answer, but it’s true! He’s done so much for me and I can’t help but write songs about his love! I would say also seasons of life spur me to create music, I’m an introvert and I don’t really talk to people what I’m going though so putting what I’m feeling into a song is my…Continue Reading
Projecto En
Today is one of those Mississippi days to remember. I’m at a coffee shop in downtown Jackson surrounded by wonderful people and the sun is shining so bright I can barely read the words I’m typing on the screen. After being back home for a bit, I’m reminded why I love this place so much. I believe Faulkner nailed it when he said “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” God abundantly rewards the bold and the faithful I left off my last piece with the worship project that I’m apart of in Spain called Proyecto En releasing our first full length worship album. The project is basically a group of worshippers, song writers and musicians living in Barcelona that recorded a worship album to give away for free so that Spanish-speaking people could worship to songs written in their own language. Reminiscing about the…Continue Reading
Step up to the mic and worship
Back in March of 2009, I made the plunge to leave good ole’ Mississippi to be an English teacher in Barcelona, Spain. I decided to leave behind so many things that made me who I was back in the States. I didn’t want anyone to know that I was a musician when I got here, mainly because I associated a lot of my running away from God with music. I pretended like I had never seen a microphone before and at the beginning it was incredibly refreshing but you can only run from who you really are for so long. I got to start over and figure out who I actually wanted to be as a person outside of the music game. It was an incredible gift to learn who I was in Christ without feeling the necessity to sing about it. My past with music is a bit weird.…Continue Reading