Love at First Sight
My husband asked me to write a song for him. How could I say no? I got a smirk out of him when he saw this video. :)
Come Run with Me
Although I cannot speak for the asylum seekers, as I have not walked in their shoes, I was moved to write this song expressing the difficult choice they have to make, fleeing violence to come to a hostile country in 2020.
This is for all the prophets among us who go unheard.
Song of my Leaving (Kindred Spirits)
We all experience many "leavings" throughout our lives. Some are huge, like packing up everything you own and moving. There are the ones where you change jobs. Leaving life as a single person and finding your soul-mate, maybe even having children--these also involve saying "goodbye" to your former way of living and embracing the new. Conversion experiences, and sometimes just a simple change in perspective or attitude can make us feel like things are new and we have shaken dust from our feet. This song celebrates a minor "leaving" that I experienced during the Pandemic of 2020.
I'm Glad I Have You (The Pandemic Song)
This song celebrates the people I have been privileged to spend quarantine and pandemic time with. I am so grateful that my husband and kids are enjoyable to be around. We've spent time mourning the past, and looking forward to the future. We've played board games, spent time in the pool (grateful for that!), and are doing upkeep on the house. I chose my husband well and did a great job raising the kids!
Steal the Rain
I was staring out the window, thinking of a conversation I had recently had with my 17 year old, and imagining the rain as spikes of cold, hard steel plummeting down and destroying the earth. This song sprang out of that thought. Laura's observation that all of the social justice issues that people are protesting about--police brutality, discrimination, climate change, an unjust criminal justice system, and laws designed to concentrate the wealth into the hands of a few--stem from just one cause: white male supremacy.