Everyone from the beginning of time has been searching for something or someone bigger then themselves. There is a natural pull to this ‘thing’ from birth. A newborn baby comes out crying, needing. Totally helpless, the newborn continues to cry until comforted by its mother or father. The baby needs this connection, comfort and sense of attachment. What happens when they do not receive this love? The child will more than likely fail to thrive and in extreme cases, death. It is obvious that even from birth we need something besides food, water, clothing, safe place, etc. Even with the basics, a child will not continue to thrive without connection. Each one of us is searching for this hole to be made whole.
“A Walk Through Me” is my story to wholeness that only comes from a relationship or connection with God. Each song on the album represents a certain chapter in my life. With experiences of happiness, love, and joy to the more dark aspects of my life: sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, depression, and hypocrisy at its finest. “A Walk Through Me” encompasses it all with a twist….so much darkness overcome by His light in the end. I tell my story as it was with the heartache, pain, and realness it deserves to be told with.
Growing up listening to all genres of music, from classical, country, pop, rock and rap, this album is full of different styles. I wanted each song to have its own feel and leave you wanting to hear what is next. My husband Andrew and I started writing, composing and recording simple samples of this story over 2 years ago. We then sent them to Creative Soul Records, Eric Copeland, who took my simple ideas and ran with them producing an incredible album.
So as this goes out to the world I pray you will be able to hear my story, but most importantly see all of His glory through it. Never once was I alone, even when I felt so alone. Never once did He leave me. I wrote my story not only because He has called me to share it but also because I think so many times we stay quiet about the hard things. If we continue to stay quiet in a world of chaos and upside down beliefs, His light will get harder to see. I will not stop praising Him for what He has brought me through. I will not stay quiet about His healing power and saving grace. I will continue singing His praises for I am honored to be called His.
To those who listen to my story and are still searching for healing and wholeness. Take His hand and allow Him to have all that pain, sorrow and guilt. Find someone to talk to about what you have been through. True healing and happiness only comes through God my friend. -Rachel
“My story all for His glory!”