Palma Pascale is an award winning composer-lyricist with a long history in the popular and Broadway show music fields. Her song, 'Love Me For What I Am' was recorded by the Carpenters, and remains a favorite among fans of that super group. Palma's style of straighforward lyrics and memorable melodies has made her a favorite songwriter for those who cherish a clear message, and a soaring emotional style. She is known for her power ballads, but has written the varied scores of two musicals, commercials and special use projects. Her singing style is most closely associated with that of Karen Carpenter. People have always noticed the similar clear tones, rich lower register and uncluttered delivery, but Palma's range is higher and richly emotional. Her songs are very melodic and highly memorable, and the album is lushly orchestrated by Palma as well.Her skills as an arranger are evident on this album, and are sought after by other artists, including other well-known Christian artists, including Al Barbarino. In 2001, Palma experienced a personal connection with the Lord, and began writing these inspired songs that have literally changed lives. It is one of the most joyful experiences of her personal and musical life to see how this album has touched people throughout the world. Her music ministry was an unexpected turn in a long, successful career. People have reported the healing effects of this music, and claim the songs carry an annointing. The album has found it's way into healing masses, and the lives of people who seem to need the messages to bring about changes in their lives. The subjects deal with God's compete and eternal love for us who are 'broken' and the composer asks and answers many questions all people hold in their hearts. Topics include talking to God in a regular way, asking him the tough questions, getting up and trying again with God's help when our lives are in despair, knowing we are not alone even in the the depths of sickness and despair, and praising of the enormity of God's hands, and his amazing love and grace that helps us get through everyday, one day at a time. Some of the most popular songs that are requested all the time are 'Did You Talk To Him Today,' 'Heal Me,' 'Get Up One More Time' and 'Enough Grace For Today.' The album contains a nice balance of ballads and uptempo songs, that keeps you playing it over and over. There is always more to discover in the messages contained in 'The Broken Cup.'