“I’m tired.  I’m worn.  My heart is heavy from the work it takes to keep on breathing…” The lyrics to Tenth Avenue North’s latest radio single, “Worn,” seemed alien to me a week ago. What a difference a week makes. The thread holding me together unraveled when my foot doctor told me that I wouldContinue reading “Worn”

Friday Faves: Dealing with Bummed-Outness Edition

Since I’m going to a Women of Faith conference (full story) this weekend, you’d think I’d be in a great mood.  I mean, what a great opportunity to commune with the people of God, right?  Absolutely!  And I feel the need for it now more than ever.  Looking for a church in the area isContinue reading “Friday Faves: Dealing with Bummed-Outness Edition”

The BSW Raven Awards:: Where Everyone Wins!

Now that GMA Week is over and the Dove Awards have been handed out, I can finally announce the winners of the Backseat Writer 1st Annual Raven Awards.  Here’s the thing with the Raven Awards, if you’re nominated, you win!  Of course, our winners don’t get a cool looking-trophy (maybe next year). Heck, half ofContinue reading “The BSW Raven Awards:: Where Everyone Wins!”

Take 5 with Phillip LaRue

I remember seeing LaRue in concert when I was 21.  My single female friends and I all commented how we wanted to meet a guy like Phillip LaRue—who loved God, sang, played guitar, and had cool hair.  His sister, Natalie, seemed pretty hip, too.  But, really, we were all about the male half of theContinue reading “Take 5 with Phillip LaRue”

Raw Review: Over and Underneath–Tenth Avenue North

Release Date: May 20 By Amy Sondova Four guys who met in college and formed a Christian band–it’s a story that circles the industry over and over again. While Tenth Avenue North fits the mold, their national debut, Over and Underneath (Reunion) brings a different quality to the world of music. Instead of falling intoContinue reading “Raw Review: Over and Underneath–Tenth Avenue North”