Hello to my dear supporters! A lot has transpired since I made my last entry. We have visited Echo Sound studios twice. During our first sessions, we worked out the musical arrangements for the soundtracks and also recorded the lead vocals for each song. Three weeks later, we returned and completed the background vocals for ten of the songs. I was very blessed to have Steve Ladd, Neal Champion, and Chris Champion join me on the recording!
I have to admit that when I reviewed the rough mix of my original vocal recordings, I was greatly disappointed. I made several ‘rookie’ mistakes. First, I scheduled my vocal recording session the next day following the ‘tracking’ session day of recording. On ‘tracking’ day, I basically sang for 14 hours! Needless to say, my voice was worn out…and you can hear how tired I was on the vocals that were recorded on day two. Secondly, I was much more nervous and ‘tight’ when I went into the studio on day two than I ever would have imagined that I would be. Again, you can hear my nerves and tightness on the recording. Because of my dissatisfaction with the recording, we are working to schedule and additional day in the studio to re-do my main vocals. I have learned much in the last couple of months, and I know that can do a better job for all of you…and most importantly, I know I can to a better job for The Lord, for His glory. Please pray with us as we work to fit in another day in the studio during a terribly busy time for me in my ‘secular’ line of work.
Also, please pray with me as I use the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) to ward off the fiery darts from the evil one. I can see clearly that he is using trials and circumstances to take my focus off of my calling and this project. The old liar has been working overtime and using people around me to discourage me and make my mind fill with doubt and disillusion. And the sad thing is: I have let him be successful. But I refuse to let the evil one win. Through the Lord’s provision and by His power and strength, we will prevail. And when we do, The Lord will receive ALL the glory because He alone is worthy, and He alone will lead us to victory is His name! All praise to my Provider, my Sustainer, my Rock, my Refuge, and my Savior, Jesus Christ!