Why did I feel the need to write these songs ?
I simply felt the need to give something back
I have learned that no matter what the difficulties I may face in life are, I need to step away from the situation; and to focus my life on Jesus example. His word through scripture and prayer invariably provides a timely answer which enables me to allay my fears and to grow in strength.
As a former music teacher; having experienced both the love of Jesus and the reassurance and guidance His word has brought to my life through scripture; I wondered whether I could compose songs which could bring this comfort and reassurance to others by enabling them to memorise His scripture, and therefore Jesus’ example for our lives, in an enjoyable way through song.
We all know that music can be an incredibly powerful medium. I prayed that God would both inspire and enable me to write music which was perhaps a little different from other praise and worship songs many of which have nevertheless so inspired me
It has come to my notice that there are churches which seldom sing songs which enable us to learn more about Jesus example for our lives. This greatly concerns me.
With all my heart I hope that these songs may encourage anyone whose life is in disarray and who is simply curious about God, to listen to the sentiments of God’s word in song and perhaps to realise in time as I did that God is very real; that He is always there for us; that His love is unconditional and that His word can transform our lives in a most beautiful, peaceful and permanent way through music.
Such is my growing passion for this God who had in His perfect time given my life renewed purpose that I began to listen even more intently to the messages at my local church each week and to make notes as I listened. I made a commitment to composing appealing, singable songs which hopefully would get stuck in your head but which more importantly embodied the sentiments of God’s Word.
With the patience and recording and editing expertise of Luke Hart from Tran Aqua Studios; and more recently embracing a most generous (gratis) contribution by vocalist Bianca Groza who features so beautifully and so compassionately in several of the songs; together we went on to produce numerous songs
As each song unfolds on the screen it features lyrics for singing or reflection; enhanced by many photographs kindly donated courtesy of Travis Easton
Music can remind us constantly of the example of Jesus in our lives. You may wish to introduce these new songs to your church and/or simply download them to your personal playlist for hours of enjoyment.
My prayer is that when you sing, reflect and share with others the sentiments within these songs you too will feel that you are more earnestly praising Him both as our Saviour and as our perfect role model
My joy is simply to share with you my reassurance and my love for Jesus in song