Water...it is one of the basic elements we must have to sustain life. Our bodies contain it, we wash in it, play in it, we drink it, the dry ground is replenished by it and much of the earth is covered with it, but too much of the wrong kind, in the wrong place at any time is devestating. Many of the songs on this project are about thirst, water, diving into the deep, getting out of the shallows, and storms. We were deep into the recording of this project when hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit, devestating the gulf coast. I sat watching the news coverage of this horiffic natural disaster and wondered, 'Lord, have I missed it? Who wants to dive into the deep when all water means right now is death and destruction?' I watched people stranded on rooftops begging for water, mothers holding dehydrated babies who would die without water, and entire buildings engulfed in flames while surrounded by and flooded with water. Why Water? Then He showed me...because they are thirsty. Civilization is drowning in a flood of the wrong kinds of water, destroyed by their thirst for things other than God's Spirit, yet their spirits remain parched and dry. Isaiah 44:3 says, 'I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.' That is the premise for this project. God knows where you are, He loves you, He wants to fill you to overflow with the fullness of Himself, wash you with His healing rain, and He will sustain you through the storms of this life. Thank you, Lord for the truth of these songs. 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.' Matthew 5:6 A portion of the proceeds from Water will be donated to the Children of Breast Cancer Foundation, established by MaryEllen Locher.