Category Archives: Music

Worship Interludes: Carry [with Russ Hutto, Guest Artist]

Today’s Worship Interlude is provided by Russ Hutto, a guest artist for the Worship Interludes podcast.

From Russ:

Today as I sat down to play I was reminded of an old worship chorus that I wore out when I was just a young worship leader learning to play chords and sing at the same time. It was a simple chorus that I could almost play on auto-pilot while worshiping.

Although this is not directly an arrangement of that song, as I sat and played, I felt that neat rush of enjoyment that I remember as a young man when learning to use music to worship my God. It was as if the Lord took me away, back to one of those “first love” times in my youth.

My prayer is that this simple chord progression, with a little piano freestyle will bless you as the Lord desires to carry you into the fullness of His love.

Russ Hutto is a worship leader who wears several other hats: author, social media marketer, and graphic designer. You can peek into his other heart project, Marching Band Is Awesome (a community of over 150 thousand band kids, young and old, spread across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat), where he spends his time supporting, celebrating and showcasing the marching and music arts like marching band, winter guard, drum corps, concert band, and jazz band. for more instrumental music: http://bit.ly/MBIAmusic

 Find Russ Hutto on:
Twitter:  @russhutto
Facebook:  Facebook.com/RussHutto

In addition to being an amazing musician, Russ Hutto is also an accomplished author, under the pen name, “RK Slade”.   Check out his music-themed fiction novel on Amazon.

Worship Interludes: Scattered [March 20, 2017]

Today’s interlude is called “scattered”.  How many times do we find ourselves in a hurry … hectic, rushed, scattered, and pulled in many different directions.    As I prepare to leave town for a week, that’s how I felt this morning.  My normal devotional time in the morning was abandoned out of the hectic rush to pack and pull together everything needed for my trip.

As I played this interlude I found myself closing my eyes and taking long, deep breaths.   I could feel the stress and tension inside of me and began to release it as I played.   I hope you can do the same.

The beautiful photo on this post displays scattered rose petals.  A rose is beautiful yet fragile and with enough force, the petals fall to the ground and are scattered.  Yet, in the midst of the scatter, they are beautiful.  May our lives be the same.

Peace.