I am Joyce Shaffer and live in western Colorado near the Utah border with my husband and granddaughter. We raise running quarter horses on our 41 acre ranch.
I was born in Cortez, CO. and raised for the first 11 years of my life in Cahone, CO. I have many friends and relatives still in that area. My father was a sharecropper farmer and we were raised poor. I'm the baby of 9 children born to my parents. I moved to Nucla, CO. after my father's death and my mother, who was a saint, finished raising me. I married early and raised two children. My only daughter, Kim, was killed in a car wreck in 1991 and I dealt with that "bad year" for 14 years. Time heals. My only son,Jeff, served with the U.S. Marines in Desert Storm and thank God, came home to us in one piece. My husband is also and ex-Marine. Our family has 7 Marines or ex-Marines and one Air Force grandson. We love this Country and defend it.
The Lord called me to step out and sing the songs He gives me for America, in July 2009. The songs come intact with lyrics and melody at the same time. I polish on them, re-arrange some words and sing them. The Lord gives me the song before the situation it serves occurs. I do not read music, nor write songs on my own. I wear the colors of the flag when I sing His music and my boots are red. The red boots are for the blood of those who gave their lives for us to be free and securing the fact we won't walk in their shoes, because of their sacrifice. I am a Patriot, freedom breathing American. I will continue to sing His message to America until the torch is passed to someone else.
The time for America to regain it's values and liberty is NOW! That is my purpose. I AM AN AMERICAN!
Recorded during 2009, 2010. Aspen Leaf Recording, Grand Junction, CO Produced by: Ken Dravis