First Try

Today Porch-Talk is welcoming a special guest, Travis Becknell.

It is my hope that you are blessed by the words and the music you hear as you listen to, “First Try.”

This song goes to the very heart of the hope we have in a Lord and Savior who never gives up on us. The depth of that ever-lasting love is what came across to me the very first time I heard the lyrics of this song. And, that is the reason I asked Travis if I could share it with you today, along with his post.

Thank you Travis, for sharing these words from your heart!

“More than any other song I’ve ever written, this song is one that I would ask that you listen to and then if so moved please share with others. Not all songs take on a such a special meaning, but this one has. It’s the first one I wrote after “settling down”, becoming a pastor, starting a church, and then after a couple of years feeling out of touch with some of the innermost parts of what I was created to be.

In the weeks that followed the writing of this, it became a worship song in our church (I didn’t share with the church who wrote it.) Within the next year it was the first song of the Lighthouse and Compass. My next hope is that it may connect on a deeper level with some who’ll hear it. Maybe some will want to sing it themselves? Maybe other churches? Maybe just in your radio or on your phone as you’re driving, running, meditating, praying… I’m hoping that those that need grace, forgiveness, and reaquaintence might find this to be the soundtrack for those very moments.

A big thank you again to two special guests on this song, Diana Springer-Doescher and Seth Anderson on cello and piano respectively.

Please enjoy our 2nd February Friday release; a very special song to our hearts, “First Try”.”


  1. Jackie Miller on February 19, 2020 at 1:15 am

    I listened to this from Travis fb page. Beautiful awesome song/message.

    • Regina Becknell on February 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      So glad you got a chance to hear it… I loved the lyrics because I felt like most of us have been there at one time or another…
      realizing God is always there is a precious truth!
      Have a Blessed Day

  2. Evon Davenport on February 21, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    What a beautiful message in this beautiful song, blessings

    • Regina Becknell on February 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Evon, that message is one that blesses no matter how old we are… and when it is put to music it seems to sink deep in the soul.
      Blessings to you guys too,

  3. NoraBays on February 22, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I love the song. A joyful reminder that He is always with us. Great message in the song.

    • Regina Becknell on February 22, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      So true…it is so comforting to know our Lord is always there! And thank you for your encouraging words! Those words in the song touched my heart too!
      Have a Blessed Day

  4. Janet Schehr on February 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    It was beautiful! It touched my heart as I know it does others. I love your family❤️ They are an inspiration to me. Thank you.

    • Regina Becknell on February 24, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you Janet, I have to say this song got to me too.. Something about the depth of God’s truth put to music gets in your soul…I sure do appreciate your encouraging words!
      Have a Blessed Day,

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