This is the first time I have written a Christian song, having only fairly recently begun my journey into faith.
The song started as a couple of lines of lyrics and chords on an out of tune piano. Something about it stuck in my mind and the melody and first few lines just wouldn't leave me alone. I desperately wanted to finish the song but couldn't find the words. It wasn't until several months later whilst attending the Alpha course in Bournemouth that it all just seemed to pour out in one go!
I got to work recording it at home and felt truly blessed that a dear friend, Mike Brooks, visiting from the U.S.A was kind enough to add a beautiful guitar part to the song. I've spent the last few weeks finishing the track and working with my husband, Lyndon to build this website and make a video for the song.
I didn't know what a testimony was until recently, but I think this is mine!
I've set up a website with Lyndon, www.athousandtimes.co.uk
which describes our dream and what we are aiming to work towards. We feel called to establish a stewardship project, celebrating and protecting this beautiful earth, nurturing individuals and groups through social, spiritual and environmental education. Our dream is to inspire and encourage people to develop their creativity and talents, learn practical skills to live more lightly on this earth and to build happy healthy communities. We'd love to raise enough money to purchase a small farm where we could live and host our project from, working with people in our community, promoting respect, love and understanding for each other and for the environment through practical means. ('A Thousand Times' is our first fundraising attempt towards this goal; we're not expecting to raise everything we need from one song!)
I do hope that you enjoy the song,
(Please feel free to get in touch, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
One last thing... I've been writing and recording my own songs for many years now and if you'd like to hear any of my other music, please visit www.lauracharms.com
released May 24, 2013
Thanks to Mike Brooks for his beautiful guitar parts.