Christian Review Magazine Issue 3 - March 2015 - Page 72

for me because I was able to transition out of the group and just be mom for the first year of my son’s life. I was able to be home and write for the new record. It was such an inspiring time for me...writing my life story in song and learning to love in a whole new way with my son.” As she wrote, the past spilled forth its secrets, its hurts and victories in new ways, with new perspective. “With a lot of prayer, over time the birth of my son became not only the birth of my child, but the birth of a new season or chapter,” she says. “Anyone who knows me knows that is pretty big. I’ve always been a fearful person. And the thought of stepping out was scary for me.” Soon, stories of her childhood poured forth. She grew up in a broken home. Her dad was involved with drugs and alcohol. She experienced sexual abuse from a family member. Years of insecurity and feelings of unworthiness coursed through the ink of her pen as she daily faced a battalion of memories that could easily have overtaken her resolve at any point. Rather than chip away at her determination to allow God to turn these things, these hard, painful th [