A little background: When I was young, my ambition was to be a professional singer and songwriter. I took voice and piano lessons for most of my life, and at the age of fifteen had a Christian producer who recorded a demo of my music to send to record labels in Nashville. But then God radically altered my life. I realized that my music, though done under a “Christian” banner, was actually for my own glory. I was following after an industry that promised fame, money and prestige – not a life radically poured out as a servant of Jesus Christ. He made himself of no reputation, and took on the form of a servant…
So that’s when I laid down the pursuit of a “music career”. I allowed God to overtake my singing and songwriting, and for the next several years, most of my music was simply a private extension of my own quiet times with Christ, not shared with anyone else – I began to understand what it meant to use this gift for the glory of my King alone.
When Eric came into my life, I found that he had gone through a similar journey with his own music. One of the things that brought us together was our like-minded heart for music – not music that pushed us into the spotlight, but music that led others into the presence of the King – us getting out of the way so that Christ would be seen.
When we started traveling around the country, sharing the hope of Christ with our generation, we had the privilege of using the God had given us to help facilitate the working of His Spirit within the hearts and minds of our listeners. I don’t enjoy “performing” music, but I love creating an atmosphere of worship to help usher people into the presence of God. Eric and I love to sing together; and I still continue to write music and sing on my own as well. We still have the first piano that we used to worship together on – after 15 years.
I hope you will enjoy these free downloads of some of my favorite songs! To buy the entire album, please visit our “store.”
WHITE AS SNOW
This song captures God’s heart toward sin, forgiveness, and restoration. So many of us feel that it’s too late for us to experience the fullness of all He has for us; that we’ve made too many mistakes in our past to have an unhindered, beautiful, intimate walk with Him. This song reminds us of the power of His cleansing blood, not only to forgive but to heal, restore, and set us free from the shackles of our mistakes.
FAITHFULLY - full length
When we first released our book When God Writes Your Love Story, we had a music CD in the back of it with this song. Faithfully is all about the beauty of setting your life aside in absolute faithfulness – body, mind, and heart – for one person for a lifetime. Eric and I sing this together and it will always be one of our favorite songs – because it reminds us of what God did between us, even before we met each other.
This is the most intimate worship song I’ve written – it’s coming to Christ holding nothing back, arms wide open, allowing Him to take my life and do with it whatever He chooses. That’s the essence of the Gospel – coming to Him in an attitude of absolute surrender and giving Him access to take over every part of our life. My life is no longer my own, I’ve been bought with a price!
This is a beautiful instrumental song that captures the beauty of God’s dreams and plans for His precious children. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him!
This is an instrumental song I wrote when I was 17 – and later Eric put words to it and I walked down the aisle to it at our wedding. It is a very special song that will always hold great significance and memories of God’s perfect faithfulness in our lives!