I’ve tried writing something several times – and yet I find myself at a loss for words. Not normal for me. I wrote this song for David for our 15th anniversary. We’d been through infertility, losing a house, and me being…me, and came out better on the other side. The song was my promise that we’d be ok without children if that’s what God had in mind. Less than 3 months later, we got our boys, Wyatt and Levi. The song has new meaning to me every year. Here it is: http://soundcloud.com/user-278211553/weve-got-it-all-right-here
As a parent, it drives me insane when my kids don’t obey. In those moments, it gives me insight into how God the Father must feel when we don’t listen and obey. I have a really great job – and part of it is that I get to lead worship in chapel at a Christian school for elementary and middle school students. Not long ago, our principal set up what she called a listening chapel. She had an awesome Pastor lead it. During different sounds (like waves crashing on a shore or a campfire crackling, for example) and in silence, students were asked to write down what the Lord was speaking to their hearts. I heard from students of all ages in the days following this chapel, independent of each other, that they heard the word “go”. It affected me so deeply how sensitive to the Holy Spirit our students…
A video I did for my dad’s 64th birthday, featuring the boys! https://youtu.be/LxY1PIlp3Ks
https://youtu.be/l380U3hWOtE Cover of Joy to the World/Go Tell It On The Mountain (accompanied by Alex & Ryan Caporale on guitars) Photography by Tiffany Redwing
https://youtu.be/a9pj4IZ5AME Cover of What Christmas Means to Me Photography by Tiffany Redwing
A couple years ago, my friend Alex came over and laid down some guitar tracks for me to sing along and record later as time allowed (after boys went to bed). We called it Acoustic Christmas. This year, Alex had the idea to record video instead and also pull her brother Ryan in on the fun. I have known these 2 wonderful people for a decade. We were their youth pastors. It is humbling that they not only are my friends as adults, but that they are such a source of encouragement for me. I adore them. (They also worked with my crazy mom/wife/work schedule. They are SO patient.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy our music – and we hope this is just the start of more to come. https://youtu.be/Yqm6derVnoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmPxyIoNxsI&t=4s Ok – this last one is MY personal fav. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEZ0iDLX_4 Thanks for watching, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Time After Time is an 80’s classic. I have a lot of memories of listening to Cyndi Lauper’s album She’s So Unusual as a kid. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gEsl2CGTg] Also, Alicia Keys is amazing. I love this song. Love the John Mayer-esq flavor my dear Alex brought to it on guitar. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCgnVMhYic] Thanks for watching and for your support, friends!
I know, friends. Shameless self promotion. My narcissism truly knows no bounds. I know, I know. I love me some me. KIDDING! Sheesh, don’t be so serious. I can’t tell you how much I love this song. Loved it when Garth did it. Love Adele’s version. A good song can transcend genres, conquer charts and be timeless. Anyway, here it is. We did this a few weeks ago. Hope you like. Thanks for watching! Love, Jenny Lind [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FysWn_UrPQ]
Dear Pat Benatar, I celebrate your entire catalog. On behalf of everyone who grew up in the 80’s, thank you for anthems such as Love Is A Battlefield and Hit Me With Your Best Shot. Here is my tribute – a cover of We Belong. Sincerely, Jenny Lind [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-cClznbqGg]