Story Behind the Song: Make Something Happen  

Three little words.  One song.  Responsible for revolutionizing my life and the way I think about it. 

I promise I'm not over-dramatizing it for a good read (well, maybe just a smidgen).  I truly believe that "Make Something Happen" was divinely dropped into my spirit for such a time as this. 

We live in a world of victims.  Every little thing is made into something big.  Think about it:  how many articles have you seen spouting negativity about some politician, some celebrity, or some family?  We are a…

Read more

Story Behind the Song: More of You  

The words from the song "More of You" were inspired by my desperate need for more of God in my life.  And by one of my favorite human encounters with Jesus while he walked in the earth:  the story of the Samaritan woman. 

"So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from his journey, sat down by the well. 

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, 'Will you give me a…

Read more

Story Behind the Song: "You Have Not Forgotten Me" 

This song seems to be a favorite among those who have purchased the album.  I think it's because it comes out of one of those desperate places that everyone at some point in their lives has felt:  the place of being forgotten. 

Just writing about it gives me a pit in my stomach.  Being forgotten causes a knee-jerk reaction, doesn't it? 

I was never the sporty-type in school.  I tried to pretend that I could hang with the athletic people, and even managed to make it through one excruciatingly awkward year…

Read more

Story Behind the Song: "You Through Me"  

Some of my songs come to me at odd times, when I'm doing things that you wouldn't think would inspire a song. 

The chorus for the song "You Through Me" came while I was making my bed one weekday morning. 

As I was tucking the sheets neatly away, I started singing, "May I love them like You love them...Let the whole world see You through me".  

I pieced together the rest of the song at my day job as a teacher and later at home in front of my piano.  It became the first song on my album, Make Something

Read more

Story behind the Song: "I Am the Lord's" 

My grandma sat in her chair in the living room, looking so different from the brave, joyful, and spirited woman I have known her to be all my life. 

The woman in the chair was tired, ragged, and weak. 

She had just returned from the hospital with a diagnosis of Stage IV cancer all over her body.  I was visiting from out of town for what I figured would be my last time with her.  It was. 

When I heard she was in the hospital the week before, I sent my dad the digital file of my song, "I Am the Lord's".  I…

Read more

Make Something Happen - More than a Mantra  

Welcome to the first official blog post of Kristin King Music. 

Even though I'm not a mountain climber, I have an idea of how one feels standing at the bottom of a very tall mountain I'm getting ready to scale. I have no idea what danger awaits me. But all I care about is the beauty I'll behold as I'm making my way to the summit. 

“Life is about the journey, not the destination.” We've all heard a quote like that. This music project I'm about to release has been one wild ride that has taught me much. And…

Read more