I’m currently working on my seventh recording project. I can’t believe it. There’s something unique about the content of the project. I have had a lot of people ask me questions like, “Is this love songs to God?” “Is it a Christian album?”…that kind of thing. So I just wanted to share a couple of my thoughts about why I’m doing this now.
I think these are great questions. And if we had a cup of coffee between us we could talk at length about my goals with this project. One of my goals is to magnify LOVE…. to me GOD = LOVE. I believe the more we can know what love is and how to express it to each other, we become one…just like Jesus prayed in the garden (John 17:21). I also would love this project to be “bait” to draw people into my other projects. You know what I mean? Many people who would never listen to a “Christian” album will listen to this one…I’m very excited about that. Also, some of these songs are simply amazing songs…and as a singer, they are just a blast to sing — they are so emotional and beautiful. I love to feel things when I listen to music…that’s healing for me, which I need all the time! I truly believe that the only way we can truly know love is by understanding unconditional love, as best demonstrated by God sending his son for our salvation. While, I don’t explicitly say that in these songs…I don’t want to steer you in that direction wrongly…it’s my hope that God will be glorified and will use this to help build his kingdom in ways I can’t even fathom. Personally, I’ve struggled with understanding unconditional love my whole life….so I don’t want to waste anymore time thinking that somehow I’m less than. I want to grow in my understanding of what it means to be the Beloved….this is all part of the process.
In some ways, this new CD project might be my most important. I’m (tentatively) calling it FUELED BY LOVE and while it’s love songs…some that you already know, and some that are new…each song is a new way at looking at love, hopefully guiding listeners further down the path toward truly knowing it in its fullness. I’m so excited to share these beautiful songs with you!
Lots of Love & Gratitude! XOM