a quarter of a century.
tomorrow we officially release a 2-cd collection of songs that represent the first 25 years of my career...
my first solo album, Beyond the Charade, was released in 1987. i was 18 years old. i remember the box of records arriving at the college i was attending (Point Loma Nazarene University). i remember my roommate, Julie, and i tearing it open in our dorm room and jumping around screaming together. there's nothing quite like that feeling of finishing something, reaching a goal. and with every subsequent album i've completed and released it's been the same feeling of elation and relief. well.... except that was only time the jumping and screaming occurred in a college dorm.
i've since recorded more than 20 such albums, covering nearly 3 decades. the memories i have are precious... and extensive. many of the stories that have reached my ears of the ways God has used these songs in peoples hearts and lives have brought me to tears, largely due to the fact that i can't believe that HE would allow ME to be a part of such things. those stories have served to support, strengthen and steer my career, this ministry. i never set out to do anything other than be available. always i have just tried to walk the path that's been made clear to me... even when that path was barely lit and all i had to go on was a promise. and God was faithful. he has been and he will be...
i pray that as this album is released, and as these songs make their way (back) in to your heart, that God would use them to revive, renew, refresh, restore and even resurrect as only HE can. i believe that he is "able to do immeasurably MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to HIS power that is at work within us" (Ephesians 3:20)
you can order your physical copy here: Metro1Music.com
you can order your digital copy here: iTunes
here's to the next 25!