Steady On

…I wrote this song during a difficult time…it is a message of encouragement and upliftment. Take it and run with it!
The first verse speaks of unburdening yourself and moving forward. It is also a call to be present and mindful …in His presence is fullness of joy, at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). Being transformed by its’ renewal, your mind is set apart from the world and focused on following a star (pursuing the God-given dreams and desires of your heart). As you focus on the bright morning star and take delight in Him, He freely gives you those dreams and desires (Psalm 37:4).
The chorus speaks of staying in His presence (where you are strong and where you belong), to keep moving forward and fighting the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12), and to never tire of doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:13), because we are called to live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) – “there’s nothing wrong with wearing wings and wanting things that you can’t see”
The second verse is an encouragement to speak things out and lay things down that keep you in bondage, to bring everything into the light so that you can know the truth and be set FREE (John 8:32). The sparkle in your eye is the joy and life that comes from slamming doors on lies, unbelief and darkness, and standing firm and confident in Him and your identity in Him because you’ve taken time to “fall into the sky” (surrender in and to His presence).

Hebrews 12:1 is also a good reference for this song. Enjoy…

Lion and the Lamb

…This is one of my favourite songs. The beginning is a call to worship and surrender…surrendering to His presence where His love is both fierce and gentle and we are at rest (Lay me down with the Lion & the Lamb). The upbeat bit would be the result of time spent in that presence where there is fullness of joy and we regain our strength to get up and fight again. It is also a declaration of not being satisfied with mediocrity and complacency and that there is an urgency to move out of double mindedness. ..

Adrian’s Song

…The music for this song was composed by a friend of mine, Adrian Rogowski. He came up with the riff and I got a lyrics download shortly after. It’s really just a call to becoming childlike and soft in our romantic relationships again, to return to the beauty and simplicity of a “first love” experience and to replace cynicism with hope, excitement and expectancy.
The chorus is an expression of my joy in having found that kind of love after having almost given up hope in ever finding it.
My favourite lines in the songs are “Cos love’s Heaven sent and I’m bent on being loved like Helen of Troy” – I believe the desire to play the leading lady in an epic adventure love story is a common theme in the hearts of women. 
“These battle scars have touched the stars, I’m calling on a new day” speaks of personal wounding in the realm of romantic relationship and that my healing and redemption have come through a touch from Heaven…“He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things NEW”

(Revelation 21:5)…

Above the Bar

…I wrote this song for my groovy husband, Jonathan. He has faced some huge challenges in his life but his outlook remains positive and he pretty much overflows with awesomeness. The lyrics reflect my admiration and respect for him, as well as my gratitude for the encouragement and lightheartedness he brings when i am facing my own challenges. The song is also a declaration of my support for him and my commitment to seeing him reach his full potential and realize his many dreams (He is very passionate about many things and i often refer to him as my walking encyclopaedia)…

Redeemed

…”Redeemed” is another one of my favourite songs…a real testimony song of how God rescued me out of darkness. I think the lyrics speak for themselves but absolutely welcome any questions you may have. The scripture that puts it best for me is Psalm 40:1-3:

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him…

Silver Linings

…This is an older song…it was written again from a place of gratitude for redemption. I especially like the line “every moment that you had my back, when i wondered off the beaten track” because it points to God’s protection in the times where i’ve chosen to take risk and follow a wilder path…

Maybe Baby

…The first verse reflects the intensity and vulnerability that a girl may feel when she exposes herself for the first time in a romantic relationship…the second verse refers to a dismissal and overcoming of the pain and shame of past romantic relationships where she may have exposed herself to unworthy partners and gotten burnt.

The chorus is a reminder to take care of her heart and an encouragement that she will ultimately move into a place of full redemption and victory. The final verse speaks of the comfort found in a romantic relationship where she can just relax and be herself. There is also a reminder to steward her passion well. The final bit expresses the excitement and freshness of new love and its’ capacity to overcome many obstacles in an uncertain future…

Hebrews 12:1 is also a good reference for this song. Enjoy…

Fire Lily

…Fire Lily is a very special song…the fastest download i have ever received from the Lord. It is also the name of the album. 
The song was originally written for a lady with cancer but i see it as a declaration of love from God for any woman who is in a place of suffering. Fire Lilies are among the first flowers to surface after a fynbos fire. They are the phoenix of flowers…a symbol of beauty rising from the ashes… 

Isaiah 61:1-3 says:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
 because the Lord has anointed me
  to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
  to proclaim freedom for the captives
  and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
   and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair…

The album “Fire Lily” is a product of this mandate from the Lord…

Yellow Brick Road

…This is an interesting song. My favourite movie as a child was “The Wizard of Oz” with its’ epic signature song “Over the Rainbow”, sung by Judy Garland. As you’ll see the song plays out over three verses where I refer to a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion.

There’s a cross over between earthly and heavenly awareness in each of the verses. I want to leave at least one of these songs open to your own interpretation but you are welcome to ask me questions…

Glowing on the Water

…In the first verse of this song i introduce the imagery of myself as a glow upon the water. I suppose the symbolism would be that I see myself as a reflection of the sun/son (His glory) out of the water (His Spirit). There’s a reminder here not to dwell on the past (we need to “forget how to rewind”) and to focus on what God is revealing in these days…the unspoken dreams He has put in our hearts, those that tie into the original plans and purposes He had for our lives at the beginning of creation, and the lies that have kept those dreams dormant and unfulfilled.

I then speak of knowing where I am ultimately going…Home to Him, but that my compass (my capacity to hear His voice and follow His direction) here on earth got broken somehow (brokenness/heartache/sin will do that to you 🙂
The second verse speaks of a yearning for myself…for all of us to move fully into who He created us to be. We have all been marked (made in His image) and in Him every wrong thing is made right.

The bridge refers to a habit of being led around by feelings and of being unwise and sharing our hearts with the wrong people. Matthew 7:6 says “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces” and Proverbs 4:23 says “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it”. A wounded heart and a loss of vision are the result of not following this direction (“But the way that it leads causes my heart to bleed ‘til i can’t see)

The final verse is a statement of relief that Jesus is with us and an expression of the desire to be used for His glory…YEAH!