My water bottle prayer…

Greetings, friends!

At last, the new album, NO LONGER MY OWN, is officially in manufacturing!!!

An interesting thing happened the other day. I was driving around town listening to final mixes of the new album. And, of course, when one has completed something one has worked very hard toward (in my case, the new CD), one must listen loud!

While driving, I had my right hand on the steering wheel and in my left hand was a bottle of water (one must also stay hydrated). I could feel the water in my hand vibrating to the beat of the music. I’m no physicist, but it seems the sound waves coming out of my speakers were powerful enough to affect the water in my hand. Think Jurassic Park.                          20150508_164007In that moment, I said a prayer asking God to cause this new album to effect change in a similar way to all who hear it…that lives would be moved, altered, and impacted for the Kingdom.

I googled the definition of a sound wave…the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy traveling through a medium (such as air, water, or any other liquid or solid matter) as it propagates away from the source of the sound. The source is some object that causes a vibration, such as a person’s vocal chords. The vibration “disturbs” (quotations mine) the particles in the surrounding medium; those particles disturb those next to them, and so on. The pattern of the “disturbance” creates outward movement in a wave pattern, like waves of seawater on the ocean…

May it be true of this music, Lord Jesus. That its vibration would affect one person, and then another, and then another, and so on. Let it propel each toward outward movement. To “propagate”...to make something, such as an idea or belief known to many people. To foster growing knowledge of, familiarity with, or acceptance of our Jesus. To cause to spread out and affect a greater number…

All that from a bottle of water.

God be praised.

It’s coming.

Cheri

Studio Update and Photo!

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NEWS FLASH!!!  I just figured out how to post a picture on my blog! I’m SO proud of myself. Just had to share my tech joy. Also, I just posted the following update via the kickstarter site for NO LONGER MY OWN and realized by posting it again here I could get more bang for my buck. Smart girl, I am. And here we go…

Hello, Beloved Backers!

I just returned from a “working” cruise, leading worship and music on The Wit & Wisdom Tour with Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. Luis Palau, and comedian Dennis Swanberg. It was a great week in the Eastern Caribbean with gorgeous weather, lots of laughs, and some really good teaching along the way. Not only that, my Mom and sister and I got to enjoy some rare girl time as they were able to join me from California.

Lest you think I’ve forgotten about the album at hand, rest assured I was able to get a good chunk recorded before I left and wanted to post an update to let you know how things are going in the studio. Pictured above is the group of very talented and fun fellas I have been blessed to work with. (L-R: Matt Pierson, Scott Dente, Ken Lewis, Billy Whittington, Blair Masters, and Dave Cleveland, and, of course, me). They call themselves the Nashville Session Collective. Me and the NSC have got some great sounding tracks headed your way! Some of these songs have a real intensity about them, not just lyrically, but vocally and instrumentally as well. I’m almost finished with lead vocals and then we’ll move on to background vocals. Overall, the aim is to capture the passion I feel in my heart toward God, His Truth, and His Kingdom, and I think that’s coming through loud and clear.

Next week, I’ve got a photo shoot scheduled to grab some new shots for the cover, packaging, and press. Thankfully, I’ll have help with hair and make-up (girl ain’t gettin’ any younger!). But, she is ever so grateful to still be singing for Jesus.

Well, that’s it for now. I am beside myself excited to share this new album with you, the project YOU have made possible by partnering with us in this Kingdom work. May God be glorified!

Lucky to be breathing His air…

Cheri

P.S. And that’s how to quickly generate a blog post when life keeps ya hopping!