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.
Including me. As a little child I sang in front of the church with no fear. Singing was my thing…being on the stage was my greatest desire. Fast forward through many years…..many sorrows (abuse, brokenness, hypocrisy, self-hate, depression, disease and time)…and that gets us to today. In 2016 the Lord gave me my voice back and I haven’t stopped writing since then.
My debut album, “A Walk Through Me” is my story to wholeness that only comes from a relationship or connection with God. I tells my story as it was with the heartache, pain, and realness it deserves to be told with. I write and create music that is real, raw and heartfelt. My prayer is that it helps you grow, brings you to Jesus and brightens your day. I do not shy away from the hard issues….I am coming into this at an older age then most because of life so I want to share what I have learned through it thus far. All our music was thought up by my honey (Andrew) and some of my newer stuff has some of my son’s compositions in them. Quite the musical family we are.
So as our music 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!”