I Will Not Be Moved
Songs on the journey, in the struggle... I have long had songs in my heart - a fleeting melody, lyric or entire arrangement that came, it would seem, at the most inopportune time and/or place. However, many of them stuck and it was time to get them out of my heart and my head and into the physical universe. I also felt the strong need to fulfill a longtime goal & desire to record something of my own. Little did I know how hard it would be and how much it would shake me to the core of my faith. You see it is one thing to say what you're going to do and quite another to actually do it. Seems so elementary but, the actual doing really came more out of just being. I am already really good at doing. Oh yeah; do this, do that, keep busy, keep talking...oh, I'm really good at that one! However, when it came down to it, it was all about being with the One who made me, gave me the talents and the desire to sing to Him in the first place. That's where the song "Right Where You Are" came from and it was after wrestling with God on where I was. Desperate! It felt like I had talked myself into a corner and He showed me that I needed to be real in the earnest struggle of my faith. I am not alone in that struggle. Many people are discouraged, disillusioned, broken & hurting and we ALL need to know that the God of the universe is not indifferent. He is just a 'cry for help' away...anytime, anywhere. He is so faithful and it is my heart to help shine some light on the hope that only God can bring through His son Jesus and yet make it relatable to anyone, whether they know Him or not. I specifically wanted a sound for these 10 songs that was quality, timeless, had a groove and ultimately gave glory to God. This project was a faith walk for me and I know that He is the One that orchestrated all the details, including the artistic expression that shaped this recording. Something organic emerged in the music and the musicians as we collaborated. So many of the songs revolve around faith, trusting and dependence on Him and I know that I am a blessed man because He hears me when I call!