This is a brand new CD that we are currently recording. We were able to lay down 7 songs at the end of 2016 and plan to finish the second half hopefully in the fall of 2017. It is a collection that contains several new songs that have not been recorded including, “We will always remember you.” My dad passed away last year and about a month later, I was sitting in my office really missing him and just picked up my guitar and scribbled down what I was feeling. He was a courageous and loving man that suffered in this life but we are all encouraged to know he is now in heaven with Jesus. I was thinking that his legacy (like ours) will be recognized by God with how we lived for Him. It is evident that of all the things we do in this life, everything will be based on our love for God and others.
I want to give a huge thank you to Troy Brady for inviting me to come and lay these tracks down in his personal studio. He did all the engineering, mixing and added all the other instruments except my basic rhythm guitar. He is very talented with music, video and producing professional commercials. It has been a lot of fun and I look forward to working together in the future.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU
This project releases music that I have written recently and no one has heard these songs before. I named the CD, “Stay close to God” which sounds so simple, but also the reason I like it. I believe sometimes the most elementary thoughts and phrases can stimulate and stir our passion. For some reason, this song just sticks in my head and through the power of God’s Spirit, it ministers to my heart. I hope you like it also.
STAY CLOSE TO GOD
This is a song I wrote years ago and the original version is not very good quality. It is a simple song of love between our Heavenly Father and His children.
JUST TO KNOW
This is a new song that focuses on our lukewarm attitude about words. People say, pray for me or I will be praying for you, and sadly many times forget. We can talk about how bad everything is and just go sit down, but if we are really sincere about accomplishing our mission, it will take more than just talk. Our relationship with God is not just a socially correct religious language. We should learn the importance of our words and try to be more sincere in our faith. The Bible talks about demonstrating our faith but it is much easier to just talk about it.
IT’S EASY TO SAY
“Keeper of my Soul” is the name of my NEW narration album and was taken from the title of this song. I enjoy sitting around and worshipping and this is another song that was born from my meditation time with the Lord.
KEEPER OF MY SOUL
“All the way” is an older song that was originally recorded around 1986 and was a part of the “Whatever it takes” album with Larry Nelson.
ALL THE WAY
Here is another new song that has not been recorded before and just tells the simple story about obeying and following the voice of the shepherd. As with many of my earlier songs, this is written in the first person as if the Lord is speaking. “My sheep hear MY voice, and they follow ME.”
THEY FOLLOW ME