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Friday, May 25, 2007

about my great big secret recording projects

I don't post a lot about music on my blog. I love singing and I love writing songs, and sometimes I post lyrics (sometimes people call them poems) and mention some singing project. If I was doing it more I would probably mention it more; I'm not being secretive or hiding any big recording project.
I'm just not a musician. I'm not like my brother Steve and I'm not like my brother Gabe and I'm not like my sister Sunny. I don't have the power to barrel through with my pulsating talent and shine like a shooting star. What I do have, is a love for music and singing that comes from Jesus, and a desire to sing to glorify Him. I live in a home where I can't sing so much, but I do other things to try to make Jesus happy, so I figure I'm doing okay.
So as far as singing goes, I'd love to sing, and I'd love to record songs, but there aren't many opportunities. I look forward to the opportunities in the future, since the Big Mister says that singing will be a big part of our witness in the offensive. Hooray!
So there's the fairly detailed answer to that question.
I get so many encouraging comments from people who somehow have heard something I've sung and take the time to appreciate it. That's very sweet, it always takes me by surprise. That's what I call true Family-style love and appreciation. THANKS a lot.
Love ya!

10 comments:

Anonymous Steve said...

Oh, stop being so deceitfully modest.

5/25/2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

oh stop being so misanthropically divulging.

5/25/2007 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really are good singer (got to hear a lot of it from the Christmas jumbo), and I hope you will have a chance to do more songs in the near future.

5/25/2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

You may not have a "dinamic stage precense" but your voice is as good as Sunny's if not better. I'm a big fan. Hope to hear more from you soon.

5/26/2007 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Miss B said...

"A love for music and singing that comes from Jesus, and a desire to sing to glorify Him"

Sounds like the most important thing right there.

It's only a matter of time, and the time will come when we'll get to hear you more.

The Lord always told me to put music on the back burner. I was regularly moving away from studios and bands. Until one day the Lord said, "Now it's time to put it on the front burner". He said that when He was telling me to leave Mexico City (where all the studios were) and move to Texas (where there was no music going on at all). Didn't make sense at the time. Just about all the music I did for the first year in Texas was busking to Mexicans who I had to beg to clap for me.

But then the Lord started dropping opportunties in my lap and I've been able to do a lot with music recently. But the Lord chose the timing.

Anyways, don't know why I just shared that. Kind of personal info for such a public venue.

I'd like to stay in touch with you. I can be reached through the Wordstock e-mail. LY!

5/27/2007 1:41 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

I didn't say anything about dynamic stage presence. That's kind of relative, I don't know if I have that or not, but that's not what I mean.
I just mean that I don't have the strong burning feeling in the front of my mind always telling me that I'm nothing without music or that I'll never be happy without music. I don't have that. I'm content doing plenty of other things. A lot of the time people tell me that I need to make more music, and I need to barrel it through more and be more passionate about it...but I don't really feel that way all the time. Maybe it's one of the Lord's little mercies because I couldn't even if I wanted to, at this point in my life.
It's funny because for a while I did compare with my brothers and other people that I knew who somehow were just born into a lucky place where they could sing all the time and witness that way all the time. And then I learned to just leave it up to the Lord. And it's getting easier to leave it up to the Lord. I know that if He put me in a situation where I was blessed to make a ministry out of music, He would kindle the fire again and use me somehow. But for now there are other things the Lord wants me to do. I'm only 17 and I'm still learning a lot about life and dedication to the Lord...it's probably the best idea for me to not be so plugged into any sort of musical ministry right now, because there are a lot of other aspects of life to explore. TTL.
Haven, you understand completely. It was such a joy to read what you said. Very nice and simple. I probably should've put it that way from the beginning, then my huge explanation could've been cut down to one or two tiny sentences. Beautiful.

5/27/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

I know where I heard your voice.... FEED MY LAMBS!!!!

5/28/2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

Yeah I found you there too, hee hee!

6/09/2007 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Hick.. said...

Hey, spent a good couple minutes finding an applicable post to attach this comment to. I know it's a bit late, but here it is..

I just heard your recording of "Tears of Joy" on Heart 2 Hearts CD. I thot it was pretty amazing! Very beautiful, with a lot of character. I think you pulled of that jazz sound very well -that song has been bumped up to one of my all time favorites. I'm just curious as to why I haven't heard more of your stuff around.

God bless

8/31/2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

Very sweet hick. Thank you.

9/01/2007 11:06 AM  

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