Rita Springer Podcast

Rita Springer Podcast

Here’s the bottom line, we all need some Rita Springer in our lives. She’s that friend who doesn’t shy away from having hard convos. But she’s also the one who will lean in to breathe courage and love into you while she does it. The Rita Springer Podcast is your weekly invite to the kitchen table. Bring your coffee, questions, snack of choice, and pull up a chair… or simply keep driving! Join Rita and her hilarious stories, inspirational thoughts, candid wisdom, and brilliant friends from time to time. You’ll be sure to leave with a little more hope stitched back into your bones.


March 17, 2023 58 min

I love the local church and those who serve in and steward their call to it. Andrew Holt is that beautifully surrendered sort of leader I love to see come along. He worships stunningly, writes wonderfully, and pastors with his whole heart. He allows his relationship with Jesus to genuinely lead every other area of his life, creative gifts included; a rare thing indeed.

If you serve in the Church, this is for you. If you’re a songwri...

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An intimate relationship with the Lord doesn't happen on the other side of a seminary degree or working in ministry for a decade. That sort of beautiful relationship develops and deepens as we continually surrender and exchange our plans, hopes, dreams, and talents for the ones He's asked us to use that day. Although that invitation from the Lord isn't often the easiest to accept, its envelope comes gold-dusted. 

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March 3, 2023 53 min

I hope this series has been encouraging to you, whether you’re a songwriter, burgeoning creative, or simply someone hungry for more of God. As we round the corner of this specific conversation, I’m sharing a bit about about my experience writing for film. Why? Because God often calls us to steward new lanes of creativity and when we refuse to bring compromise along with us, He moves powerfully.

God wants to do new things a...

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February 24, 2023 51 min

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Songwriting Series for a powerful and timely conversation. Let’s talk revival. God clearly wants to, so I do too.

I had to call Lindy Cofer in for this one. I’ve seen what God can do when He moves, but how do we quantify His move when it comes to revival? Where do we look for it? How do we see revival right where we are? 

You don’t want to miss this one. Back to songwriting next week! 


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February 17, 2023 59 min

Hooks, structure, patterns, and walls - so many components go into building out a great home, a wonderful song. Today, we're talking through some real technical parts of writing, I'll show you one of my favorite songs and talk through it. My hope is to encourage you to dig even deeper in your creative expressions. It's not just about songs though, don't you worry non-songwriters. 

Whatever we put into t...

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February 10, 2023 59 min

This week, we’re continuing our series on songwriting and if you’re someone who writes or wants to write worship music, this is especially for you. I love writing for the Church, but I love the craft of writing period. So today we’re talking about the prayer and process involved in writing worship songs that feel like a safe house.

When we write without a foundation, without structure needed to support what we’re saying, we lea...

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February 3, 2023 55 min

What do you want to put into the atmosphere? As songwriters, as sons and daughters, we have to steward what we impart. 

In today’s episode we’re talking everything from process, navigating writing rooms, the creative influences we take in, and in the middle of all that- what we are called to create.

Where has God gifted you to run, what strengths do you have creatively to flex and operate in consistently? God’s go...

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January 27, 2023 74 min

Pastor Laura Lee is someone who knows the power of choice intimately. How we choose to live, serve, love, and faithful.- they matter. There’s nothing easy about giving God your full “yes,” but when you do He builds in you the strength you to walk your “yes” out even when the choice is hard. Laura is proof.

She’s been in ministry for decades, has walked with countless people beautifully, and has laid her life down for the cause of Ch...

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January 20, 2023 69 min

God’s the one who has the best and better way. He just does, and it doesn’t matter what we’re in the middle of or trying to understand, He shows up to partner with us. He’s got the way for us to move through whatever we’re facing, especially parenting. Sometimes it can feel like madness; any bit of obedience. He’s the truest Father my son or I could ever have so it only makes sense that I would lean in to hear His thoughts about th...

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January 13, 2023 63 min

Blissful and brutal- those are the two words I’d attach to my first years of being a single parent. But can I tell you what I’ve joyfully learned throughout 18 years of being a single parent? An act of obedience and a fulfilled desire of the heart don’t often look like we think they will. But goodness, the obedience is worth it and the fulfillment even more so. However, that doesn’t mean the process comes without questions, hurdles...

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January 6, 2023 56 min

Happy New Year! The calendar has flipped, and 2022 is gone! We are headed into a new year of wonder and blessings. I encourage you to surrender your heart and give your first fruits to the Lord this year.  Take a listen and be encouraged as we kick off the new year! 

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December 16, 2022 40 min

Have you ever thought about the origins of some of our most well-known Christmas songs? I know some might think, “Now why would I care about that?” But I have to tell you, it’s truly fascinating and on today’s episode we're digging into  this reality: You just never know what God can do, how He can use you, how He can use a song … Yes, even one like Good King Wencelsas.

Beyond that, I’d like to end this year by singi...

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December 9, 2022 54 min

If you’re someone who feels especially tender during the Christmas season I’d like you to know I fully understand. My mother’s birthday is the day before Christmas. This year marks another Christmas without her and each year I’m confronted with an invitation to that deep sadness. However, today I’d like to invite you to make a decision I have. I choose to force joy into my grief.

Join me in this episode as I tell the stori...

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November 18, 2022 62 min

It's one thing to know God loves us. It's another beautiful thing to know He wants to speak to us; not only to us for our lives, but to us for the sake of another's encouragement. When talking about the gift of prophecy, there can be a sense of overwhelm in knowing where to start. So that's why I've invited my wonderful friend, Lisa Corley, to talk about exercising this gift. 

I've always love...

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November 11, 2022 43 min

As we walk into the holiday season I know it can be tempting to reach for the melancholy that’s come with years before. Whether it’s been from loss, discord, heartache, or plain old stress… But I believe God has a different invitation for us. We often cling to fear because it’s what we’ve practiced most, but what if we practiced something different?

This year, let’s orientate ourselves in real gratefulness, practice the ho...

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This week we have such a treat for you. Tiffany Hudson from Elevation Worship is with me today and you’re going to love this chat. We’re talking all things accountability, purity, humility, and stewarding anointing. 

You’re going to be challenged by the humility and authenticity all over Tiffany. I pray this conversation invites you to a deeper intimacy with the Lord and honestly, I already know it will. Enjoy!


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October 28, 2022 70 min

I've never met anyone like my sister, Debbie. Today, I'm letting you in on my most recent season of grief and how God has met me in the middle of it. This is an incredibly vulnerable episode, but one I'm giving away like an offering. He's been merciful and loving in the midst of such pain, so today I'm showing you how God can meet a fractured heart; how He met mine. 
He and His peace are always ready to...

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October 21, 2022 59 min

Songs can unlock chains if God breathes on them. I mean, how cool is that? It's a beautiful reality and one of the many things I adore about songwriting. In the writing, in the mining for a right lyric/melody, I have been met with a true friend and partner in God. He met me at the piano bench as a teenager and He still does. If you like a story, you'll like this episode. If you just need some life thrown on you and to hea...

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October 14, 2022 105 min

There are few people I've encountered who have the amount of faith in the goodness, provision, sovereignty, and kindness of God. Mia Fielde's story is one she shares without a shudder and with eyes fully focused on the redemptive story God is telling through her life. Her craft as a songwriter, worship leader, and call as a spiritual leader wherever she is, is one that consistently leaves me challenged. 
I'd enco...

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If you're an aritist, writer, or in the music industry at all, you especially will enjoy this episode! Krissy Nordhoff is a legendary song writer and I am honored to know her and call her friend.
Krissy is also an independent worship leader, and writing mentor, and the writer of many well-loved songs, including, Your Great Name, Mercy Tree, and
hundreds more.
In this episode, Krissy shares her story of growing up h...

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