A lot of my writing comes directly out of worship. Usually in the morning after morning prayer and worship and sometimes during. There is no ONE way really.... sometimes I sit down and write a word or a sentence, and other stuff seems to evolve out of that... other times I think about a particular theme, like, Sept 11, and begin to free associate. Other times I write lyrics in a book , forget about it and come back days or weeks later. Ive learned NOT to PUSH or FORCE the creative process. It's elusive when you do that... I DO find its important though, to move forward. I try to write SOMETHING every day, or at least perform something even if it means going over my old stuff and reciting it.