Behind The Songs – A Still and Quiet Night

Christmas Single – A Still and Quiet Night One of the biggest (and I think), most difficult places to show the love of Christ is to our spouse: in which we have many opportunities to practice grace, allowing iron to sharpen iron to mature and prepare us for future glory. In marriage, many couples face an unintentional drift as they prepare for the Empty Nest. For many years the focus of the union has been…
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Where I Am – Hometown Gazette Support!

My local newspaper did such a nice job today with a write up on me and my new album Where I Am, Creative Soul Records and the upcoming release concert. Thank you Staff Writer, Matthew Nash and Editor, Mike Dashiell! If you live locally, I am personally inviting you to the concert THIS Friday night @7 p.m. Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Sequim Ave, Sequim, WA. I will be backed by an awesome band from my…
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Behind The Songs – Loved You Well

Can’t think of a better way to welcome in a release of a new album than to end Behind The Songs with Loved You Well! Releasing here on the West Coast on CD Baby in less than 15 minutes! Already released on iTunes!!! Woo hoo! Track 10. Loved You Well This was both a painful song to write and a liberating, healing song to write. Let me expound… After 13 years of marriage (married August…
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Behind The Songs – Intentionally

2 days left (sort of)… !!! Track 9. Intentionally It’s a good thing you can’t see me right now, because I am starting to cry as I write about this one. I am not sure if it’s because I know my CD is releasing in less the 48 hours or because of this song that I am going to tell you about. I hope my son doesn’t read this…(jk) Actually, this song was inspired by…
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Behind The Songs – Peace

Okay, getting seriously excited here…3 more days!!! Counting down to the release, this Tuesday, May 6th!!! Track 8. Peace When I first brought my song ideas to Eric, this was the very first song that I showed him that he liked immediately. I already had the first verse written. This is the one song on the album that was specifically written to reflect a specific scripture (not that the others haven’t been themed off of…
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Behind The Songs – So Hard To Find

4 more days until the release! Track 7: So Hard To Find With my background in mental health, my producer and I wanted to write a song that reflected how I work with people as a counselor with those who struggle in their lives: the ones who feel like they must be hard to find because they are too small, or hidden out of sight. With God however, they are never hidden out of sight,…
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Behind The Songs – For All The Ways

5 more days! Track 6. For All The Ways ©2013 Jen Haugland Jen Haugland Music (ASCAP) I had just sat down at the keys to pout. I had sent a song to my producer and he told me he didn’t like it. It was still fairly early,  pacific coast time and it was a beautiful summer morning. My window was down half way here in the Great Room, the sun was shining and a light…
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Behind The Songs – The Storm

6 more days… Track 5. The Storm/Track 11. The Storm (Instrumental) This is my absolute most favorite song on the whole album. I love the minor keys, because whenever I am moody or depressed, I can play them and they take me to deep places where I feel so connected in my soul. I feel the deepest, dream the deepest and imagine far away places that will take me to where Jesus is one day.…
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Behind The Songs – A Little Bit Crazy

7 more days!!! Track 4. Little Bit Crazy I remember writing this song so well. It often happens in the morning, as I am still half asleep and starting to wake up. If it’s really quiet in the house, I start to hear a melody in my head. If I don’t get out of bed right then and there to go jot it down, I will fall back to sleep and lose it. So, I…
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