A Passion for Songwriting
Often, it seems, that the things we are meant to do find us, rather than the other way around. And so it is with this month’s Songwriter of the Month, Carol Chisolm.
Carol spent her early years playing around on the piano and writing music with a friend. While it was an enjoyable pastime, she didn’t give it much thought, and eventually stopped writing.
It wasn’t until after she got married and stepped fully into a relationship with the Lord that songwriting became a burning passion that could not be ignored.
“I never had a mentor,” she shared. She felt like she stumbled her way through life, with no one to give her real guidance. Over and over again she questioned whether music was her calling, or if she should leave it to those ‘more qualified.’
Carol Finds Her Purpose
In 2018, Carol realized that songwriting was something that God purposed her to do, and made the decision to fully pursue songwriting. Soon after, she discovered Nashville Christian Songwriters.
After a conversation with NCS President John Chisum, Carol quickly realized that NCS was the perfect fit for the mentorship that she had been longing for the past several years.
“I’ve learned so much about the tools I need to help communicate my heart authentically to those who listen to my music.
At some point in your life you have to make an investment so that you can perfect your gift. We make sacrifices for everything else we want to do in life, why would we not make the sacrifice in order to develop the gifts He’s given?”
Discovering New Boldness Through Vulnerability
In the midst of Carol’s work with NCS, God began stirring her heart in a deeper way. He was calling her to express a new level of vulnerability through her music.
He gently asked her, “How will they know to give Me the glory, if they don’t know your struggle?”
In 2019, Carol Chisolm obeyed this gentle whisper from the Lord and stepped boldly into light, sharing her 30 year struggle with Alopecia [you can watch her incredible music video, “Wonderfully Made” here. God used this step of honesty to take Carol’s songwriting to a new level of freedom.
“Every song He wants you to write is already written and waiting for you to develop the ability to hear the song and write it in the way it was meant to be written,” Carol shared.
“Carol is a beautiful, bold, and talented person,” remarks John Chisum. “I love her powerful sharing of who she is in Christ through her songs and her testimony of freedom from Alopecia. I didn’t know anything about it when we went into coaching, but I’ve watched an amazing transformation not just of her songwriting, but of her whole demeanor and ability to communicate hope. I know she’s going to encourage a lot of others struggling to be free.”
Carol’s Dream Is Realized Through NCS Coaching
Carol’s partnership with NCS fine tuned her ability to hear, write, and clearly communicate music that has been on God’s heart from the beginning.
Carol released her first album in 2005. She has since released a music video, two singles, and is scheduled to drop another album in Fall 2020. Connect with Carol, find her music, and learn more on her website.
Now you can realize your songwriting dreams, too, just like Carol Chisolm, through NCS Coaching. Read more about it and set up a free, no obligation phone call today by clicking this link: https://ncssongwriters.kartra.com/page/breakthough-call
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Amazing honor for an incredibly amazing woman!
Thank you for the encouraging words, Cindy.
Amazing singer!! Amazing voice. Just a really beautiful person all around!! Excited to see more.
Thank Patrice. I really appreciate the kind words.
From one woman to another “thank you” for no longer hiding behind the “hair”. You’re an absolutely beautiful woman, and what you are bringing forth now is going to free so many, spirit, soul and body. I decree abundant blessings upon your work.
Thank you so much. I appreciate your words of encouragement.
Thank you for the encouragement, Cindy.
God honors the gift he’s given you and expects a return on it. Thanks for being authenticly you.
Thank you so much, Emelda.
Your life is such an inspiration! You have given me the courage to unmask and take the next step. May God continue to Bless you and take you to even your wildest Dreams. Thank you for being such an awesome example of God’s A-Mayes-ing Grace.
Thank you, Joyce. Take that next step to shine and God will be with you. Love you.
An inspiration, indeed! It’s awesome to see what God is doing through Carol’s music and calling.
I appreciate it Ashley. Thank you.
I worked with this wonderful woman who I respect and love to no end. Her music is her calling and I am so proud of her. The Lord is also proud for sure. Thank you carol for your friendship. Keep singing as your an inspiration to all that know you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Your face shines in every pic I see. God is looking through your eyes and I can see it
Lynn, such precious words. Thank you so much for always encouraging me.
I love the song Wonderfully Made and the video awesome work. An your songs are an inspiration for me.
Thank you so much, Mary.