Modern Worship Songs by Craig R Pennell

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I am Writing Songs Again

I am Writing Songs Again

I’m Back, maybe I never left.  Anyhow, I’m writing songs again but with a renewed passion and a new rhythm. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Noel Richards and his wife Tricia.  This couple have been an inspiration to many Christians all over the world, and although I had chatted […]

Worship the Creator – a lesson ...

worship the creator - to kiss

This year we are growing sunflowers in our garden.  I’ve been carefully watering them every day and seeing them grow.  I love the way nature can teach us about our relationship with God, but can it teach us about true Worship of our Creator? It’s interesting that a sunflower looks a bit like the sun, […]

Trusting God – Consider the bir...

bible verses trusting god

Trusting God I’ve been going through some big changes lately.  Maybe I’m always going through changes.  I guess God doesn’t want me to remain the same. It’s at times like these that I need to take note of certain Bible verses, trusting God to come through for me. Last week, Monday morning, I was feeling […]

Walking in Obedience – Two Sons

two sons parable vineyard

The Two Sons Parable “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work in my vineyard.’ He answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went. He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will […]

Tentmaker Missionary


Thoughts of a Tentmaker Missionary As Christians we need to consider that we are all on a mission, the one that Jesus gave us before he returned to the Father.  All of us, no matter where we are, should be answering the call to “go and make disciples of all nations”.  And for some of […]

Clear away the Rubble – Nehemia...

Rubble - Nehemiah 4

Our lives can be complicated, and are full of all sorts of distractions, obligations, commitments and everyday stuff. When we first moved to Spain our lives completely changed and in some ways had to become more simple because of the life-style:  We rented a house and didn’t know how long we were going to be […]

My Father is the gardener – Joh...

John 15 Mandarina tree

There are mandarina trees planted in our garden. I call them mandarinas because that’s the Spanish name for them.  There are maybe 25 trees, and some bear more fruit than others, but there is one tree that bears both mandarinas and oranges. I like this tree, the oranges are few but very good.  It’s interesting […]

Searching for meaning


A friend asked me “why are we living?”. This is the question of a man searching for meaning. It’s a difficult question to answer, even if we know Jesus. I mean, if I had said to him “I’m living for Jesus” would that have helped him in his search? Is that the answer he is […]

Christian Prophetic Songs

Christian Prophetic Songs

Christian Prophetic Songs convey God’s heart to the hearer. Of all the songs I have worked on so far, the prophetic songs are the most important to me. I wrote “Father’s Love Song” many years ago, when my children were still small, and the Father was speaking to me about how he feels towards me. […]

This is your heart Calling

This is your heart Calling

I was in a conversation recently with some people who are very dear to me, we hadn’t seen each-other for 7 years. We got to talking about how hard it can be to look into the deepest desires of our heart and dare to believe that God is calling these things into being in our […]