I've been dreaming for months now of starting my own blog. Manila Drive
was a fun journey, but I have decided to let Andy keep that blog for his own musings and create a new one for mine. Please, visit often, comment if you wish and share your stories and your songs as I share mine.
In the summer of 2007, I had the privilege of putting together my first full-length record. After nearly a decade of penning lyrics and melodies, the best of these can now be heard on This Place, a record produced by Andrew Osenga
(of Caedmon’s Call and formerly of The Normals). Its songs are about the same things the best singer-songwriters have always reflected upon: the mystery of love, the ache of hope, and the grip of faith. Filling a listening space with melodious musings on the things that make life livable—this is one of my callings. With the release of This Place, I hope to sneak my stuff-of-life songs into family dish-washing sessions and long commutes everywhere.
When I first found out that I would be a mother, I was a bit surprised. But now, after only two years of mothering, I have found it to be the most fulfilling and the most challenging job that I’ve ever filled. I have two beautiful sons, Deacon and Owen. They are the reason for much joy and laughter in my home. Deacon’s little words and Owen’s little coos are wonderful music to my ears. I’ve been fortunate to take care of them full time at home. I have found that colors are much brighter, fabrics are much softer, and the music is much sweeter when you have little ones in your life.
Life is alarmingly beautiful. And the beauty often catches me while it is trying to dress up as something else.
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