Singer-songwriter Joy Dame is on the Creatively Christian podcast, interviewed by Andrea Sandefur. Joy Dame writes both worship songs and songs geared toward reaching the next generation. She talks with Andrea about how God opens doors through collaboration, specifically song co-writing (she's a pro at this!). We also get to hear one of Joy’s original songs at the end of the episode, so be sure to stick around to enjoy that. Growing up in Michigan, Joy dreamed of writing and singing Christian music since the day her dad took her to a Steve Green concert. After Bible school, she and her husband moved to France to serve as missionaries. There God further formed her as a worship leader and songwriter through the pain of loss, joy of healing, and her passion for reaching others with the gospel in song. Her ministry in the U.S and overseas have involved Productions and Concerts in schools, prisons, camps, and social events. She and her husband and three boys now live in Florida. She enjoys writing songs for other artists as well and is currently working on her own next two singles. This episode can also be found on YouTube. Show Notes The following resources were mentioned in the show or are useful resources recommended by the guests. Links might be marked as affiliates, meaning we earn a commission if you buy through the link. God Songs by Paul Baloche: https://www.amazon.com/God-Songs-Write-Select-Worship/dp/1933150033/ref=sr_1_4?crid=O6JV2OM4MQSP&keywords=paul+baloche+god+songs&qid=1659912902&sprefix=paul+baloche+god%2Caps%2C794&sr=8-4Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric and Structure by Pat Patterson: https://www.amazon.com/Songwriting-Essential-Structure-Techniques-Writing/dp/0793511801/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3FG4GKPLQF6VV&keywords=pat+patterson+songwriting+essentials&qid=1659912964&sprefix=pat+patterson+songwriting+essenti%2Caps%2C494&sr=8-2The Songwriter’s Workshop: Melody by Jimmy Kachulis: https://www.amazon.com/Songwriters-Workshop-Melody-Berklee-Press/dp/0634026593/ref=sr_1_1?crid=W0NM00OZ847O&keywords=jimmy+kachulis+melody&qid=1659913019&sprefix=jimmy+kachulis+melody%2Caps%2C434&sr=8-1Andrea Stople on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreastolpeofficial/Lake City Lights Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/488962356343614 Learn More About Our Guest You can follow this guest on several platforms, including: Joy's Website: https://joydamemusic.com/Joy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joydamemusic/Joy Dame Music Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/joydamemusic Credits Today's episode is hosted by Andrea Sandefur. Andrea is a civil engineer turned stay-at-home mom and singer-songwriter. She plays the piano, leads worship at her church, and loves to write new songs. One of Andrea’s favorite activities is encouraging creative artists in her congregation through hosting artist showcases. Follow Andrea on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Support this show and get access to exclusive content by donating at https://www.patreon.com/creativelychristian. This show is produced by Theophany Media (https://www.theophanymedia.com). The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. Our logo is by Bill Brooks. This show is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth, Andrea Sandefur, Dave Ebert, and Rachel Anna. Jake Doberenz produces. Follow Theophany Media and the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.