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BRIAN DOERKSEN – Songs As A Companion For Life

Brian Doerksen is a songwriter, recording artist, conference speaker, and songwriting instructor, but most of all he loves spending time with his high-school sweetheart Joyce (they have been married for 36 years.)

Brian & Joyce have 4 daughters and 2 sons with Fragile X Syndrome. His songs are known and sung in faith communities around the world including ‘Come now is the time to worship’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, ‘Hope Of The Nations’, and ‘The River.’

On today’s episode, Brian and John talk about Brian’s long and distinguished career as a singer-songwriter. They also discuss several of Brian’s classics and how they came to be. The episode concludes with Brian performing an acoustic version of ‘Everlasting Arms.’

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET ON TODAY’S EPISODE

  • 07:30 Looking back at the decades of being in worship 
  • 11:56 The backstory of ‘Refiner’s Fire’
  • 22:53 Songs as a companion for life
  • 28:45 Brian’s perspective on being ‘vibrant’ despite the hardships he has faced
  • 32:22 Brian introduces and performs an acoustic version of ‘Everlasting Arms’

WE HOPE THIS SONGWRITING TIP HELPS YOU

Brian says, “I spend a good portion of my passion investing in and encouraging other writers. I desperately need other people’s songs because I know I’m not going to write all the songs.”

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