Brooke Fraser was born and raised in a not-so-hip area of a hip little city in the most beautiful country on God's green earth - Wellington, New Zealand. She studied piano from the age of seven, began writing songs at 12, played clarinet very averagely from 13, and at 15 got sick of writing slow piano ballads and playing "Baby Elephant Walk" in the school concert band, so taught herself the acoustic guitar. She still has quiet aspirations of being a drummer in a hardcore band or a forensic anthropologist, or a really great knitter, but these remain pipe dreams for now.
Brooke was co-erced into playing in public during her first year in high school, when the dean of the senior year wanted an assembly ‘item' and one of Brooke's so-called 'friends' dobbed her in. This led to a semi-humiliating but character building bi-weekly 'gig' at the senior assembly. Over the next few years as her songs stopped being about insects, her 'gigs' became music festivals, support shows and fundraisers for a charity that she remains committed to and passionate about today - World Vision.
In 2002 at 18, Brooke signed with Sony Music (now SonyBMG) and moved to Auckland where she played regularly at the grassroots/indie/acoustic venue 'The Temple' (no longer in existence) whilst continuing to write material for her debut album.
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From Abraham to David, we are reminded of what it means to be the children of Kingdom builders. Our roots are what connect us to our Father in heaven. It is God’s Holy household that is carried in the shape of earthly connection. It is His marriage with the church that blesses our communion with one another. Our generations are the testimony of our faith; constant and connected to the guidance of Him. Here is a list of songs focusing on the generations of God’s people.
The process of confession is what aids God in the restoration of His kingdom. He desires to see us made righteously, and asks us to kneel before Him in humble repentance so that we may be sanctified. God is faithful and eager for those who’s hearts reach out to Him in surrender, so now and forever, we confess. Here is a list of songs focusing on confession.
We are cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, which was poured out as a testimony of His sacrificial love. The cleansing of our Spirit is how God intends for us to be purified, healed, and guided back to Him. This is the divine offering that is intended through the death of His son, who stood unblemished and untouched by evil. It is His purity that beckons our confession, and out of this blooms an eternity of belonging beside the divinity of God’s throne. Here is a list of songs focusing on cleansing.
There is no match for the glory of our great God. Through whatever we face, the boldness of God’s glory reminds us that darkness trembles at the hand of His power. Proclaimed as our King, God's glory demands praise, and nothing compares to the wonderful heights of His brilliance. Here is a list of songs focused on bringing praise to His glory.
As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we give thanks for and embrace the power of the Holy Spirit with the authority given through Christ. This is a list of chord charts, special arrangements, and orchestrations designed for your congregation as you declare and celebrate Pentecost or the theme of fire.