A song to sing, a note to learn, lyrics to memorize; all took me into a world I have loved since I was a little girl. From the first moments of singing in front of my class in grade school and church, I have longed for the time I could sing in front of audiences and those far beyond my reach. We all love stories and I too had a story to tell. There was a time, however, that I thought my dream would never be realized, but God would teach me differently. Throughout this incredible journey I was taught the meaning of patience and perseverance. In order to truly believe the lyrics and the melody lines of songs I would sing, I had to let go and let God take control of my life. Over and over again, God would gently remind me that my life depended on Him. Looking back, I Can See that God was preparing me for such a time as this.
In 2008 I met ASCAP Christian composer Brenda Lane, who assured me that God was not finished with me, that He was instead only beginning. For years she had, in her small home, been praying for a vocalist to sing her own songs, songs very dear to her heart. Several years later, when I attended the college near which she worked, I too lived in a small home and began praying for a songwriter. Brenda heard of me through a mutual friend and contacted me. Little did I know that from the moment I answered that phone call, the course of my life would change forever. I went to her home, listened to the songs, and fell in love with all of them.
It was at this juncture I realized God was answering my lifelong prayer. He gave me not just one song, but several. More than I had ever dreamed. “Be careful what you pray for”: that was all I could think! Although it has taken 20 years of praying and preparation, I feel extremely grateful for the opportunity given me to finally record my first CD. It has been a long road and I continually see the hand of God as I've traveled it.
As a military wife, I have been blessed with a husband who desires to serve his country and two daughters who are growing so fast that it's nearly time to let them go. It has been an honor for me to accompany my husband on our travels, where we have experienced and seen much of this amazing world we live in. It has been a joy to meet fascinating people and establish relationships worldwide. Although there have been many trials, God, in His word, has promised that He is nothing less than a FAITHFUL and FORGIVING God.
I pray that this CD will be an inspiration to you. That it will give you hope in knowing that you are loved. I pray that God will take your hand and comfort you in whatever you may be going through. I pray that you too will take a step forward and believe in the plans He has for you.
"For with God nothing will be impossible." Luke 1:37