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Josh's most recent blog posts on music, counseling, and the liturgical life.

"Soul care requires hard work, sincere grief, and profound laughter. Placing one’s self on the gurney of personal growth is physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Effective soul care always, always involves grief because grief and soul care are both interested in the same things: movement, change, and transformation. But if you stopped by Journeys Counseling Center where Mindy and I have an office, you probably wouldn’t believe the amount of laughter sneaking out from the otherwise soundproof counseling rooms." - Josh Bales


The Birds Their Carols Raise

Josh’s newest release is a project of hymns and sacred songs- some originals. Recorded in his home and counseling office in Orlando, this album has been ten years in the making!

Somehow I Knew

An album of Nashville-infused pop songs. Josh was born in the 1980s, in Tennessee…which means he had Phil Collins in one ear and Country Music in the other. It was a great time to be alive for a songwriter to be. This is road trip music best enjoyed at top volume with the windows down.

Count The Stars

Josh teamed up with award winning producer, Ed Cash, to put together a new collection of songs about hope, identity, forgiveness, and grace- themes of every human story, and God’s story, too.

Underneath The Armor

On this project are some of the songs Josh is most known for- “Only The Sinner,” “Ten Thousand Places,” and “Your Love Holds On.” It’s a beautiful album with intricate guitar work and reflective songwriting.

There is a sense in which we may talk about the Christian life as entering into the life of the Trinity. Our Christian lives begin with baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit! We are thus made participants in the very life of God.

About Josh

Josh Bales
Artist Therapist Pastor

Josh Bales is a singer/songwriter, pastor, and mental health therapist in Orlando, FL. With four diverse albums and more than ten years of touring under his belt, Josh has gained a following of fans from all walks of life. In 2006 Josh released "Underneath The Armor" (Only The Sinner, A Hymn For All The World, Ten Thousand Places). In 2012 Josh's fans funded "Count The Stars," an album recorded with multi-award winning producer, Ed Cash. In 2014 Josh released a Christmas album, "The Holly & The Ivy." And in 2015, in addition to "Somehow I Knew," Josh will be issuing a collection of hymns and sacred songs (projected release date of July 14th, 2015).

  • Music

    Songwriting is how I learn to tell my story.

  • Counseling

    Therapy is about learning how to listen to the stories of others.

  • Speaking

    The liturgical life is about telling God's story.


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