reCOLLECTION ... Hummingbirds have captured my sheer admiration since childhood. They seem to be shrouded in mystery and from the moment I hear their familiar hum, I drop everything to find -- and try to watch their every move! Their beauty and agility in flight serve as instant mental reminders to enjoy life and all its precious moments. I find it fascinating that they are the smallest birds in Creation, yet the only ones who can fly backwards or perform the kinds of aerial dances in your garden that can make your heart sing! As well, high up in the Andes Mountains of South America, the hummingbird has become a symbol of resurrection! The birds are motionless during the cold nights, but with the warmth of the sunrise, they seem to “come back to life again”!
reCOLLECTION is about taking a look backwards and recalling the faithfulness of God in my life, family and ministry. It also feels a little bit like a resurrection. After a two year sabbatical, it seemed only appropriate to rise from my slumber with a scepter in my hand, declaring the faithfulness of God! The hummingbird on the cover is a water-colour painting that I painted during the first few months of my sabbatical. To me, it symbolizes all of the above. If you’ve never heard my music before, I hope that this collection of songs will help you recall or maybe even help paint a picture of God’s faithfulness to you, perhaps for the very first time. Maybe it will even whet your appetite to hear more of my music, and that’s always good! If you’re a die-hard fan who already has all six of my previous CDs (and bought several for gifts) then I truly hope the same for you, too! But in an even greater way, my prayer is that my 7th CD will fly to and fro, dancing about in the garden of your soul like a safe, mysteriously joyful friend!