Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Journey Home or #thejourneyhomealbum

April of last year. 18 months ago..... that is when it started for us.  When at BJ's for dinner, we hopped on board with a project we knew nothing about....only that we KNEW God was telling us.."Get on board"
And this Saturday was the culmination of a lot of: prayers, tears, laughs, doubleshots, harmonies, lyrics, paint, photos, rehearsals, dinners and laughs.  So blessed to be a part of #thejourneyhomealbum.

Richard Andrew has written a collection of songs that will stir your soul, soften your heart, deal with your pain, and welcome you home.  I cannot encourage you enough to get this cd.  The first single is available on Indieheaven here, and on Itunes soon.  If you want it now, it's 15 bucks....just let me know.  You can send me Paypal and I'll ship it out to you.  Yes, it's that good, and that life changing, I guarantee it.
Album cover  "the Journey Home"
The cover art for this cd is my work.  And it was not done specifically for this cd.  Well, it was, only I didn't know it at the time.  You see, at the same time I was painting this.....Richard was writing this, and it wasn't until about a week later, when he asked me a question, that I said :"Hmmmm funny, I just finished a painting that speaks of this exact thing.  And that is how it happened.
My friend Heidi and I at the party

Richard introducing the artwork
The CD release party, also, just happened to fall on my birthday.  It was amazing! (As I thanked everyone who showed up, for coming to my birthday party..LOL) It was just a beautiful evening.  The opening acts of Gia Lucid   and  Michael Bunuan  were instrumental in ushering in the spirit that fell on the evening.  Technically, it was a breeze, so smooth, and by the time Richard hit the stage to play all the songs off the new CD, there was such a sweet presence in the room, that it was a beautiful place to be.
Kristi, Jay and I in the booth.  I brought the original artwork to display.

Me, Richard and Kristi <3 td="td">
And I got to hang out with tons of my favorite people all night long!!! Just a great evening and I have been, and continue to be, so blessed by being a part of the whole process.
Back cover artwork

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ireland-Worship and Wonder

So I have been back for a week from Ireland.  I still cannot wrap my mind about the trip.  It was more than I could have ever hoped for, and I definitely left my heart there.  The history, the heritage, the words we spoke over the land and the worship we ushered in:  all of it is still stirring around in my heart, without a way to release, just knowing I must go back...soon!  We had some of the most amazing times of worship and every single person on this trip brought something to the table when it came to the way we glorified Him.  Like I said, it is still so overwhelming to think about, so I shall just post pictures, because they speak volumes.
Martello Tower, Donabate

Donabate dunes


Garden path, Muckross House


At Glendalough

Glendalough, a Monastic settlement from the 6th century

The Wicklow Gap


Glenn worshiping at Dove Hill Castle

Worship at Dove Hill Castle. Leah Davis and Coty Sloan

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Daniels Church

Ballycarbery Castle


Ballycarbery Castle

Oceanside worship


Brian and Ramey Whalen and Ray Hughes leading worship

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall

Path to Muckross House

Dingle Harbor

Dingle Harbor

Slea Head

Slea Head

Sleah head/ Clogher Head hike

Coty Sloan, our amazing tour guide

40 shades of green

Askeaton Friary, still standing since 1389

Askeaton friary

so beautiful

This east facing window still intact after 623 years

Amazing worship

Shawn and Elizabeth Lombard joined in leading worship

self portraits at Bunratty Castle

Bunratty castle

Ennistymon waterfalls

path to waterfall

The crew! Gary and Debbie, Glenn and I

The Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Kylemore Abbey, one of the most beautiful scenes ever-breathtaking

Worship in side the Neo Gothic Cathedral at Kylemore Abbey

It was beautiful-with signs everywhere that said the Gothic church is a place of silence
We changed all that

Worship was so powerful

Coty's violin

The Abbey with the heather on the hillside

Boat at the Pontoon Hotel

hiking path at Slieve League

Slieve League

The cliffs at Slieve are 3x as tall as the Cliffs of Moher

It was awesome

Sheep everywhere

Low tide will ground a boat

abandoned house

underground cave at Dunluce Castle

Dunluce castle

Dunluce Castle

Ocean side beauty

Giants Causeway

Glenn at Giants Causeway

Fish eye shot at the causeway


a true wonder of the world

hay bales at Mussenden's Temple

worship at Downhill Hostel

Downhill Hostel

The beach view of the temple

Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge

The view from the rope bridge

Ray Hughes telling us about the Hill of Tara

Art installation, downtown Dublin

rainy morning in Dublin

The Famine Memorial

The Spire, it was amazingly tall

22 of the 44 in the group at Giants Causeway

Peace out, until next time