So out of David’s and my long conversation several months ago we were able to pull not one but two podcast episodes; the first one was two weeks ago (please check it out if you haven’t yet!), and here is part 2.

Here we go a little into what seems like one of the elephants in the room where church musicians are concerned–so many of us who for many years love our work and excel at it find ourselves at some point feeling completely overwhelmed and burned out, either choosing to leave professional ministry entirely or remaining in the work but being unhappy for years on end. This episode is a sort of reflection on the struggles pastoral musicians face; Interspersed with some of his music, here David talks a bit about how we need to take time to care for ourselves and keep our spirits going…

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Music heard in today’s podcast:

“I Will Live On,” G-8875
As recorded on I Will Live On, CD-970

“Come in our Dark Time,” G-9475 
As recorded on When we are Weak, we are Strong, CD-1011

“Dedicate Yourselves,” G-9488
As recorded on God Never Tires, CD-1010


SingAmen! the Podcast, with Jennifer Kerr Budziak
Sound by Jim Bogdanich

SingAmen! opening music: Promenade, by Bob Moore (from Let Every Instrument Be Tuned for Praise, CD-491, from Liturgical Suite #4, G-4789.. ©GIA Publications, Inc).
SingAmen! closing music: Amen, (from More Sublime Chant, CD-459, The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx, conductor. ©GIA Publications, Inc.)