New CD Not Planned for July

Unfortunately, I have not had the time or the inspiration to work on a new CD, so I can definitively say that it’s not going to be released this month. Maybe next month? Probably not. How about this for a new goal: sometime in 2014!

I do want to let you know about new song that I wrote two months ago. Unfortunately, the song came about through the death of a child–a younger brother to one of my piano students. I am very proud of the song, and I feel as though each time the song is played, it is honoring him somehow. I feel no shame in promoting the song, because it also promotes his legacy.

When I heard the news about this child, my first thought was that I can’t fathom what his parents must be going through right now. I am not a parent, so I don’t know what it’s like to have a child, much less lose one. “They must be just putting one foot in front of the other to get through this,” I thought. This thought actually got me thinking about how children learn to walk by putting one foot in front of the other. Eventually, step by feeble step, they learn to walk. And from walking, they learn to run.

Isaiah 40:28-31 comes to mind: “They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” With these verses in mind, I wrote a song for piano called “Step, Walk, Run, Soar”.

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  1. July 26, 2014

    […] I know too many (far, far too many) parents who have lost children. I am not a parent, so I cannot imagine what having a child feels like, much less losing a child, but I imagine that it hurts desperately. That’s why I cry in movies where parents lose children, because as King Theoden says in Two Towers, “No parent should have to bury their child.” (Several months ago, I wrong a song for piano because of the unfortunate death of a child in my community. This song came to mind again while writing this, so I thought I would share it with you.) […]

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