July 19th, 2017

All-In Discipleship

Zeal for the Lord should consume us (John 2:17): zeal for Jesus, zeal for our Heavenly Father, zeal for His Kingdom on the Earth as it is in Heaven, and zeal for more of Holy Spirit living in and loving through us. The King of kings and His Kingdom IS this life’s goal. He should be the desire of our hearts individually, and also His command to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 AMP). There is no way to obey that command apart from His supernatural love.

Some in obedience to His command were used to dramatically change the course of my life when I was saved at a Lay Witness Mission, sponsored by several churches on behalf of the youth in our small community, at the age of 14. I have served the Lord with the music He placed within me in the church and in ministry from the age of 11. In my late twenties, I began to sense the Lord drawing me to a wholehearted, 24/7 lifestyle of living for Him that only continues to increase in this NOW time.

We are living in times of Kingdom preparation. There is an urgency to train up this generation to live eternally NOW. How we invest this life matters for all eternity. This generation is called to possess a testimony of having always known and walked with the Lord. You see, when we comprehend at an early age that our identity is rooted and grounded in Christ alone, and that nothing and no one else can ever define us, we become empowered to live for the glory of His name alone and for the advancement of His Kingdom on the Earth.

What are we going to do to prepare our children and youth to live with a personal zeal for the Lord that consumes them? Churches have asked this question amidst the multitude of cultural distractions and diversions. A Willow Creek REVEAL Study by Russ Rainey, Ph.D.. states the following: “Before the research, Willow Creek had been assuming that “the more a person far from God participates in church activities, the more likely it is those activities will produce a person who loves God and loves others.” However, this assumption was found to be invalid by the research. To quote the study: “Does increased attendance in ministry programs automatically equate to spiritual growth? To be brutally honest: it does not.”1

Additionally, 2017 Barna Research states, “Millennials are the least likely generation to regularly go to church; less than three in ten (28%) attend weekly. Only 11% of today’s women see church or religious ‘activities’ as a top priority. However, the research also reveals that people who are disconnected from church – even those who self-identify as Christian – are less likely to engage in other faith activities that include Bible reading, prayer, volunteering, and charitable giving. ‘Whether we want to admit it or not, church attendance roots believers in regular faith rhythms and increases many other related faith practices.’” Barna states, “Millennials are seeking life-shaping relationships, vocational discipleship, are drawn to serve, and desire more of Jesus.”2

The world offers an infinite array of exciting fun, activities, distractions, and diversions. The church, in an attempt to attract attendees, oftentimes tries to offer a vast array of activity options. Realistically, church activities are not the answer. Jesus is the only answer the world is searching for. The church is supposed to be the place where the lost can go to connect with the love of Christ and to encounter more of His living Presence. In searching the Scriptures and the research, however, the bottom line is that activities are not creating disciples who love the Lord and others with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. It’s all about His love living in and flowing through His sons and daughters on behalf of those needing to encounter Him.

It’s time to raise up a generation who are all-in for a discipleship journey of being laborers of love, in the midst of a broken and lost harvest that is plentiful. Our Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, but we do know there are different seasons in our lives and for the body of Christ (Ecclesiastes 3:1-14). In that way, as believers we can look ahead with the hope of Christ in us to navigate in a new way that looks much different than we have in the past (Isaiah 43:18-21 AMP, “Do not remember the former things, Or ponder the things of the past. “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. “The beasts of the field will honor Me, Jackals and ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. “The people whom I formed for Myself Will make known My praise.”)

This generation needs to possess an intimate personal relationship with the living God, i.e. with the Word that is “living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]; sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 AMP). This generation has been created and called to know intimately their identity in Christ, the Word, and how to recognize and fervently obey the leading of Holy Spirit. It is vitally important they learn how to press into worship and prayer, and how to BE vessels of His supernatural love to a hurting world. The few hours per week spent in church on Wednesdays or Sundays, if attendance is even regular, must be focused on awakening these truths. Equipping their spiritual lives – their spirits – is paramount in the times in which we live.

Jesus exhorted His disciples to “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14 AMP). Jesus instructed the children in the exactly the same time, place, and manner as He instructed the adults. I am thankful and blessed someone responded to Jesus’ instruction, and took the time to lead me into an intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father, His Son, my Savior, Lord, and King, and with Holy Spirit, “the Spirit of Truth who guides us into all the truth [full and complete truth], and does not speak on His own initiative, but He speaks whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He discloses to us what is to come [in the future]” (John 16:13 AMP).

We are called to be in the world and not of it. Jesus is worthy of a multigenerational, multicultural Bride who has set herself apart solely as His and His purposes on the Earth as it is in Heaven…wholehearted, 24/7…all-in. It is through this lens I passionately seek to be His vessel of preparing this generation for such a time as this. This is the heartbeat and calling of my Heavenly Father on my life. All glory to Him as His Body co-labors as His hands and feet in the lovingkindness of Him who first loved us!!!

  1. http://www.christiancoachingcenter.org/index.php/russ-rainey/coachingchurch2/
  2. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barna+trends+2017
February 10th, 2017

The Atmosphere of Healing

I have not posted much lately, as I have been about Kingdom teaching and psalming intercession/ministry much of the time in this NOW season. Kingdom teaching involves empowering this generation with their Christ-centered identity, as well as opportunities to practice hearing the many different ways Holy Spirit speaks to us, grounded in His Word. Absolutely essential, critical, and central to the words we speak to and about others, as well as to all of the prayers we pray for individuals/nations, and to all of our actions, is being grounded in and focused on our Heavenly Father’s love (John 3:16-17, “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.”).

People who have been wounded, rejected, broken, hurt, abandoned, sick, grieving, etc. need to encounter our Heavenly Father’s love first and foremost; above all else. The Body of Christ must become and reflect His agape love in word and action in order for individuals to truly encounter the only One who heals; the only One who saves; the only One who delivers; the only One who comforts; the only One who restores; the only One who extravagantly loves with an infinite acceptance that knows no limits in depth, height, width or separation of any kind. Jesus Christ fulfilled that separation. In Him, we are Beloved. In Him, we are complete. In Him, we are made whole. In Him, we are forgiven. In Him, we are Healed. In Him, we are comforted. In Him, we are restored. In Him, we are embraced. In Him, we are empowered. In Him, we have purpose. In Him, we have destiny. In Him…in Him…in Him…infinite…eternal.

The intention of my psalming ministry and CD recordings: to love the One who is most lovely; to seek Him – His presence on Earth as it is in Heaven – wholeheartedly, passionately, fervently, and unabandoned, in order that He has a vessel through whom He can encounter all who seek Him, and be who He alone is and can be. Loving on the Lover of our souls – praising, thanking, worshiping and adoring – creating an atmosphere for the Creator Himself to encounter those He loves and is drawing to Himself to realign and restore their very being and purpose – encountering Love itself in a way that no human being can fulfill. This is how individual lives are set free. This is how we make disciples. This is how communities and nations are transformed. This is the love, compassion, and mercy Jesus modeled in His earthly ministry: loving our Heavenly Father loving the Son, and loving one another in THAT very love. For such a time as this we have been born.

November 26th, 2016

Sound & Healing Therapy Christmas Special

I want to get my Sound & Healing Therapy music out into the atmospheres of those who desire to encounter the Healer – body, mind, soul, and spirit – and for those who desire to bless others with the gift of Sound & Healing Therapy! Therefore, I am running a CD Christmas Special through December 24, 2016. Choose any three CDs from the Products Page of this website, click on this Three CD Christmas Special iconSound Expressions (renewing the body through sound) Christmas CD Special – make your purchase with Paypal, and then send me an email indicating your three specific CD Title choices. Three CDs for $30 plus $2.95 shipping total! That’s a savings of $11.80 on the CDs and shipping!

Don’t miss out on this Christmas Special opportunity to give family and friends the gift of Sound & Healing Therapy CDs TODAY! Also consider giving the gift of a Sound & Healing Therapy/VoiceBio Sound & Healing Therapy Session!

Check out my newest and best Sound & Healing Therapy CD Release, Healing Expressions, also available wherever digital downloads are sold!

Check out Testimonies on this website, as well as the WCCO News Segment on Sound Therapy in Minnesota.

October 1st, 2016

Healing Expressions: New Sound & Healing Therapy CD Release

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Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrew 13:8). Everywhere He went, people were saved, delivered, and set free from whatever held them in captivity and bondage, including and especially physical and spiritual infirmities. He said that whoever believed on Him would also do greater works than Him (John 14:12). How could anyone do greater works than Jesus, the Son of God our Father? Through a Bride (Revelation 19:7) who has made herself ready in wholehearted love, devotion, intimacy, obedience, and a lifestyle of worship to the One who loves us most. It’s NOW time to see His prophecy manifest all across the Earth through sons who go wherever He sends them to be His vessels of encountering the Healer Himself.

This Healing Expressions CD has been recorded by Holy Spirit leading on behalf of every listener who would choose Him. Scriptures, tuning, and keys are very specific, yet the CD itself was recorded spontaneously by following the Conductor of the Orchestra of Heaven. One of the melodies was sung in my right ear by the Wind of Holy Spirit (when there was no physical wind present that day) while mountain biking in Dupont Forest, NC. I promptly went home and let Holy Spirit breathe on it again through my fingers. I am believing for manifested healing, body-mind-soul-and spirit, on behalf of each and every individual who chooses to seek Him as Healer in this hour for such time as this. Let the Spirit-breathed healing movement of the One who gave His precious life, not only for our forgiveness, but also for our healing, begin to the glory of His Holy Name!

In the Great Commission Jesus exhorted the following to all of His disciples: Matthew 28:18-20 (AMP), “Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”

In Mark 16:15-18 (AMP), Jesus also said, “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God’s wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Healing Expressions Song Titles, Scriptures, Keys in Sound & Healing Therapy Tunings

Copyright Tammy Sorenson/Sound Expressions October 2016
All Rights Reserved.
Mixed by Jaran Sorenson
Jewel Case Design by Jadan Advertising And Design

1. Our Refuge
Psalm 91
Key: D
2. Our Freedom
1 Peter 2:24-25
Key: C#/Db
3. Our Healer
Matthew 8:16-17
Key: B
4. Signs & Wonders
Mark 16:17-18
Key: A#/Bb
5. Our Victory
Isaiah 41:10
Key: G
6. Our Response
Hosea 6:1
Key: A 444 Hz
7. Heirs of Glory
Romans 8:15
Key: F#/Gb 741 Hz
8. His Gifts Revealed
Isaiah 53
Key: F
9. Choose Life
Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Key: C 528 Hz
10. Let Healing Rise
Malachi 4:2
Key: D#/Eb 639 Hz
11. Healing Breath
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Key: gm 396 Hz
12. Healing Faith
James 5:14-15
Key: G#/Ab 417 Hz
13. Our Restoration
Jeremiah 30:17a
Key: G#/Ab 852 Hz
14. Words of Life
Proverbs 4:20-23
Key E
15. Our Freedom Reprise
1 Peter 2:24-25
Key: C#/Db
16. Our Testimony (Psalm 91 Reprise)
Revelation 12:11
Key: D

Available NOW on this Website Store under Latest Products on the left sidebar, and at Sound Expressions under Products Page. October 4, 2016 Release Date on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital distribution is available.

September 16th, 2016

New Sound & Healing Therapy CD Coming Soon!

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My newest Sound & Healing Therapy CD entitled, Healing Expressions, is coming soon and I am very excited about this CD project! The entire focus of this CD is healing Scriptures and meditations, impacting the atmosphere not only with specific tunings, settings, and frequencies, but most importantly, with the power in the Word!

In addition to Sound & Healing Therapy and a passion for people to encounter the Healer Himself, I also have a passion to equip a generation of sons and daughters who walk in the fullness of their salvation and callings. I have recently embarked on a new journey and equipping position that utilizes my Teacher gifting. Therefore, if you don’t see as many Sound & Healing Therapy posts and updates in this season, it is because I am focused on my equipping calling at this juncture. I somehow expect that both – 1) Sound & Healing Therapy/people encountering the Healer Himself, and 2) equipping a generation of sons/daughters who know who they are in Christ, who know how our Father has uniquely gifted them, who know His voice and His Word, who rise up as His Kingdom ambassadors and warriors – will merge on the path ahead. We are abundantly blessed to be living for the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth in some of the most exciting times to manifest yet!

Look for Healing Expressions Release Date, October 2, 2016, on this website, at Sound Expressions, on CD Baby, iTunes, and where ever digital distribution is available!

July 26th, 2016

Sound & Healing Therapy Three CD Summer Special

Sound & Healing Therapy Three CDs Summer Special!

I want to get my Sound & Healing Therapy music out into the atmospheres of those who desire to encounter the Healer – body, mind, soul, and spirit! Therefore, I am running a Summer CD Special through August 31, 2016. Choose any three CDs from the Latest Products on the left sidebar of this website, click on the icon Sound Expressions (renewing the body through sound) Sound & Healing Therapy Three CD Summer Special – make your purchase with Paypal, and then send me an email indicating your three specific CD Title choices. Three CDs for $30 plus $2.95 shipping total. That’s a savings of $11.80 on the CDs and shipping!

Don’t miss out on this summer special opportunity to get the Sound & Healing Therapy CDs of your choice TODAY!

July 15th, 2016

How Did We Get To Here And How Do We Get To Where We Need To Be?

How did we get to here, and how do we get to where we need to be? 

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I AM

Copyright 2015 Tammy Sorenson/Jaran Family Ministries/The Arts Expressed/Sound Expressions

I SEE EVERY FACE ON EVERY SINGLE CHILD
THAT NOBODY WANTED
THE WORLD THREW THEM AWAY.
I SEE EVERY TEAR ON EVERY SINGLE FACE
OF EVERY BROKEN HEART
NEEDING SOMEONE TO LOOK THEIR WAY.
I AM THE ONLY ANSWER.
DON’T BELIEVE THE LIES THEY SAY.
I AM THE ONLY HOPE
YOU’RE ALL CRYING OUT FOR THIS DAY.
HOW DID WE GET TO HERE
AND HOW DO WE GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE?
JESUS IS MY NAME.
I SEE EVERY CHILD, HUNGRY, SICK, ABUSED
CRYING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE AWAY THEIR PAIN.
I SEE EVERY CHILD EMPTY AND ALONE
FEARING THAT NO ONE CARES OR KNOWS THEIR NAME.
I AM THE ONLY ANSWER.
DON’T BELIEVE THE LIES THEY SAY.
I AM THE ONLY HOPE
YOU’RE ALL CRYING OUT FOR THIS DAY.
HOW DID WE GET TO HERE
AND HOW DO WE GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE?
JESUS IS MY NAME.
I AM THE LOVE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.
I AM PEACE AND SO MUCH MORE.
I AM YOUR WAY, YOUR TRUTH, YOUR LIFE
I AM.
I AM THE FREEDOM THAT YOU SEEK.
I AM YOUR STRENGTH WHEN YOU ARE WEAK.
I AM YOUR SHELTER FROM THE STORM
I AM.
HOW DID WE GET TO HERE
AND HOW DO WE GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE?
I AM THE ONLY ANSWER.
DON’T BELIEVE THE LIES THEY SAY.
I AM THE ONLY HOPE
YOU’RE ALL CRYING OUT FOR THIS DAY.
HOW DID WE GET TO HERE
AND HOW DO WE GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE?
JESUS IS MY NAME.
DO YOU HEAR MY VOICE?
DO YOU KNOW MY WORD?
JESUS IS MY NAME.

July 6th, 2016

Second Compilation CD Release Available NOW! SOUND EXPRESSIONS VOL. 2

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Sound Expressions Vol. 2
is my second Sound & Healing Therapy compilation CD. This CD collection includes my very best and favorite Spirit led spontaneously recorded instrumental piano and keyboard sounds from my first seven Sound & Healing Therapy CDs: Alignment, Waves, Into Me See, Behold, Salt & Light, Waterfalls, and Joy Overflowing. For specific details on tunings, frequencies, intention, Scriptures, keys, etc. read the album notes under each CD included on the left sidebar of this website under Latest Products, under the Products Page at soundexpressions.net, CD Baby, and iTunes. For those having difficulty deciding specifically which of my Sound & Healing Therapy albums to choose, Sound Expressions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 together provide an excellent option. Sound Expressions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 combined comprise the full spectrum of 12 tone keys and solfege frequency ranges for the most effective Sound & Healing Therapy benefits.

Copyright Tammy Sorenson/Sound Expressions July 2016
All Rights Reserved.
Mixed by Jaran Sorenson
Jewel Case Design by Jadan Advertising And Design

Song Titles 

Isaiah 43:8
Isaiah 41:10
Kingdom
Blessed
Arise and Shine
Restored Mind
Hope
Behold
The Glory
Romans 15:13
Psalm 144:1
1 John 1:4

July 5th, 2016

Online Piano Instruction

Now Offering Piano Instruction with FaceTime or Skype

Have you always wanted to play piano/keyboard, but never found the time? Did you take piano as a child and now have a desire to brush up on your skills or learn to play again for your own enjoyment? OR did you always want to take lessons as a child but it never happened? Good news! It’s never too late to learn to play the piano/keyboard. It’s never too late to improve your playing skills. It’s never to late to set goals for yourself as a musician – beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Playing an instrument is something one can enjoy throughout life, and scientific research is validating the benefits of studying an instrument. (Check out my post on Scientific Research On the Brains of Musicians. There is additional extensive research available on the internet on this topic.)

I teach technical and theoretical instruction targeted specifically for songwriting, improvisation, and spontaneous playing. Scales, chords, arpeggios, musical line, and theory, etc. for equipping the endless possibilities of tapping into potential and skill. I am also a classically trained professional pianist, having taught students of preschool (Suzuki method) through adult ages for 35+ years. I am able to facilitate improvement of learning note reading pieces on most levels and genres for those goals as well.

All levels. All ages. Especially enjoy working with adults in this season. Online instruction facilitates the ease of taking lessons in the convenience of your own home, conducive to your own schedule. Requires computer, iPad, phone, or any other digital device that has FaceTime or Skype applications.

$25 per 30 minute lesson
$40 per 45 minute lesson
$50 per 60 minute lesson

Use the Paypal option under Latest Products on this website or send personal checks.

July 3rd, 2016

Scientific Research On the Brains of Musicians

The following articles and links contain fascinating research pertaining to the brains of skilled musicians: pianists, guitarists, and drummers. The piano research reveals much about how pianists are able to play their instrument while overriding the typical recognition of melodic/harmonic/rhythmic changes to ‘hear’ Holy Spirit speaking to them through visions, words, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, literally “conversing” while playing. As a Kingdom psalmist, I already knew this truth, but the scientific validation is amazing!

The research on guitarists reveals them to be very spiritual, intuitive people with an an incredible ability to synchronize their brains while playing. (Having raised a son who is a professional and skilled guitarist, I also know this to be truth.) The research on drummers explains their superior intellectual ability in problem solving, as well as their capacity to profoundly shift the atmosphere. (Having raised another son who is a professional and skilled drummer, I also know this to be truth.) I was in the midst of my graduate research on gifted, talented, and skillful musicians for my master’s degree in music while pregnant with our oldest son. Everything I learned in my research I applied to all three of our unborn children, including a set of twins, from the womb to graduation. We currently have three professional musicians in our family (not counting us, their parents). I share our story in my book, Was I Not Listening OR Did Someone Not Tell Me, available on this website under Latest Products or on Amazon.

The following articles are must reads for serious gifted and skilled Kingdom musicians:

Science Shows How Piano Players’ Brains Are Actually Different From Everybody Elses’
By Jordan Taylor Sloan June 20, 2014

Science Shows How Guitar Players’ Brains Are Actually Different from Everybody Elses’
By Jordan Taylor Sloan April 29, 2014

Science Shows How Drummers’ Brains Are Actually Different From Everybody Elses’
By Jordan Taylor Sloan May 14, 2014