New EP Release
Songs In The Key Of Leigh
A new and a very different journey for me this time around, with a very
special EP of five original songs
I am deeply grateful to the Lord for this new project, ready to be released in February 2023. It was birthed from worship sessions of ministering to the Lord, that my dear friends and producers, Nigel Cameron & Julie Cameron-Hall shared with me, for the National Heart of Worship online platform. I want to thank Poppy Szkiler for her generous support to see this happen. I also want to thank Raindance Studios and all the amazing musicians that created the sound I could only dream of, in my head.
There are many prophetic words about not giving up on your dreams and they will be resurrected if we pray and believe. I can share with you now, after thirty years, that the Lord in his kindness can make that happen
within a day. I always had a sound within me that didn't seem to come out as good to others as it sounded in my spirit and in my head. The Lord has taken me through years of learning, crafting and honing me and building my confidence to bring me to this point. For those who have been waiting a very long time; despite the present darkness and the turmoil, it's never too late to see what you know
God has given you inside, come to fruition.
The Lord's definition of 'A day' can be literal or a season of time. Since August 2022 however, things have changed dramatically from a place of waiting and sometimes frustration, to a time of dreams being realized. Like all of us, I experienced great change and loss of relationships in the last five years, and I was pulled right out of my comfort zone. Only now I see that it was absolutely necessary to embrace the great challenges of the new and to grow in an even deeper dependency on the Lord.
He has shown me that it's important to find new friends of like mind and vision who not only celebrate you, but are already doing what you are called to do. It will challenge your mindset and all your insecurities will surface, but it is really worth it! His timing is perfect and never when we would like it to be.
However, in his wisdom he has left it until now. In our weakness he becomes strong and all the glory goes to him. It's time to make Jesus famous again.
The reason that I live...
I have lingered in the Song of Songs for a long season and Isaiah 60 is my scripture
for 2023. And so in this time of great darkness, his glory is shining upon us.
This doesn't mean that we have to strive to shine. If it is really dark and the
Lord is living within us, then we are already shining.
I believe it is also the time to release our own authentic sound; the songs that the
Holy Spirit is giving us. Not to copy the popular sounds that have gone before, as
relevant as they have been to the church. A new, authentic sound is arising and there
are many leaving the church, not because they are 'falling away', but because they are desperate for Jesus and his presence, without the frills, the religion, the formulas
and the entertainment.
As we move forward, it is only the sounds birthed from the Holy Spirit that will remain true.
What sound does our nation have, our local community or our own personal relationship
with the Lord? What about the marketplace?
I have played in the foyer of a bank, the police station and in people's homes and recently
in my Mum's retirement complex. My new challenge for this year; it's not just time to think outside the box, but live with no box at all.
I am no celebrity or big ministry, but through his love and grace, I am called to usher in the King. And so as an act of joyful obedience, I present to you my best offering from my heart and pray that it brings you to the feet of Jesus, wherever you are.
He is the only reason that I do this, and the only reason that I live......