The Lighthouse MP3 stream
Lighthouses have always
provided reassurance and direction. Even those of us who have
never traveled the sea can relate to the security afforded by
the beacon of a lighthouse that is constant and rooted in place.
The Child In My Heart MP3 stream
Each one of us has a small
voice that knows the best of all things for us. Sometimes, in
the challenges of life, we ignore that voice, or doubt its value.
When we do listen, things always work out.
Flanders Fields MP3 stream
In the county civic
center are several memorials honoring the bravery, sacrifice
and service of county men and women in law enforcement, fire
fighting and the military. One of these plaques honors World
War I servicemen and women. I was walking along "the mall"
as it was called, and saw this plaque, with its simple inscription.
As I read the lines, "In Flanders fields the poppies grow,
between the crosses, row by row" I felt the tune and words
that developed into this tribute to World War I patriots.
Lock-keeper MP3 stream
This has become one of my
favorite Stan Rogers songs, filled with richness and texture.
Stan tells a story of two men conversing about their completely
different lifestyles. While the world traveler chides the lock-keeper
for wasting his life, the lock-keeper smiles, contented with
his wife and new baby boy.
The Wedding Waltz MP3 stream
When my nephew married his
true love, I wanted to give them something special. So I wrote
this little song to share with them my perspective on life events
and the blessings we find in relationships, especially marriage.
MP3 Sally Ann stream
A poignant tribute to the
faithfulness of a young wife and mother as she prays hopefully
for the safe return of the soldier she loves. Sally Ann represents
women throughout history who have embodied patriotism and courage
as they lovingly raise their children & patiently wait for
war to end, and loved ones to return home.
MP3 It's Too Late stream
Everyone knows someone who
was a skunk to you then disappeared. This song is about that
person, a chance meeting, and the question, "I wonder if
he got what he deserved?"
Healing Hands MP3 stream
(Steve Gillette/Rex Benson)
Steve Gillette has
a way of writing songs that speak my mind completely. This song,
about trust, faith and healing, is particularly special, because
it talks about grandparents. I was privileged to know all four
of my grandparents for a number of years. Steve's line, "they
taught me where there was love, there was always a way"
sums up my grandparents. They were as close to unconditional
love as we'll ever find on this earth, and Steve captured that.
I'm glad he likes the way I sing it.
Find Your Way Home MP3 stream
Many of us live with feelings
of isolation, even in large, crowded cities, schools, or businesses.
But we are never alone. All we need do is reach out and there
will always be a hand waiting to help us through our troubles,
no matter how dark they seem.
Lies MP3 stream
Another of my favorite Stan
Rogers tunes. Every time I sing this, I wonder how Stan got into
the head of this woman and captured her train of thought so completely.
Because, to move beyond the despair of growing older, raising
a houseful of children, and living in isolation, she has to have
that warmth inside, that confidence that she is special, that
she will always be special, to the man she loves so much.
The Reason We Hope MP3 stream
As a Christian, I know human
beings need a relationship with God to give life meaning. God's
promise, through the gift of Jesus Christ, is hope and assurance
that all things work for good, even in the midst of the worst
You Never Told Me MP3 stream
I have a photo of my Dad
during World War II, standing on a muddy road in bombed out Aachen,
Germany. Knowing he was one of millions involved in those events
that changed the world is part of my heritage. Seeing pictures
from that time of his life makes it much more personal.
Danny Boy MP3 stream
This traditional song has
always been a favorite during live performances. The words of
a father to his son, as the son goes off to war, fit well with
the patriotic and spiritual theme of this project.