As a person and as a singer/songwriter, I stand convinced God has led me and continues to lead me on a fascinating journey of discovery through Jesus Christ. This journey enables me to find my personal pathway to mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being and helps me step-into every day wholeness. It also soothes my 'pilgrim's heart', one that gets broken-down and built-up; one that laughs and laments. All in all, this journey allows me to tap-into a deeper intimacy with Him and others. Through soul-profitable realtionships of all kinds, whether with family or friends, I find a reflection of the providential, Father's Heart of God. This kind of community, this circle of love, celebration and diversity has brought about a fresh awareness in me that continues to enrich who I am in Christ. It also inspires me to write. Finding my dwelling place in Christ has made all the difference in the world for me, especially in light of having a long-term illness. I've lived with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for many years now. And though I haven't been completely undone by it, living with this kind of challenge can be quite daunting. MS is quite unpredictable so I've had to learn how to manage it by continuing to lean-into a lifestyle of faith. When I was first 'hit' by the disease (one that neurologically 'short-circuits' you at any given time) I was 16 years old and symptomatic with exacerbations that I sometimes felt would ravage me completely. To this day, I'm ever mindful that it was my mom who played a significant part in raising me up and out of being a victim and into becoming a victor. She was instrumental in teaching me how to overcome misfortune by getting above and beyond it psychologically and staying above and beyond it spiritually. Her love, her faith, and her strong resolve had a positive affect on me and I was determined to adopt it. She tenderly persuaded me that the disease never had to define who I was and who I could become. Case in point: Young and paralyzed on my right side, she watched me trip and fall in a heap on our driveway. To this day I believe she held back tears and a ready embrace when she demanded I pick myself up and get on with my day. She knew if I didn't do it then...I never would. I believe we're all 'called to' our own personal mission in life. I believe the Spirit of God woos us into living with passion so we can pursue this mission effectively. My mission is communicating. And I use words and music to do this. I pray the various 'MESSAGES' I'm given will touch your heart and stir your soul.
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