Well, hello HELLO folks!
It has been way too long since I've given any updates. Interesting thing is, I actually started writing a post back in September but I never shared it. It was a story about my journey to finding a church home. I suppose now I'll save it for a rainy day.
What I would like to talk about is my CD project! I'm sure many minds have wondered when the official release date is.
"So Lena, when's the baby due?"
Oh my goodness, guys....after two years, folks may as well ask me that ha!. It's been quite a journey indeed! As mentioned in my previous post, I've steadily been working on the completion of The Mixstory: Vol. 1, Tales of Love. A few adjustments here and there and we'll be done! My goal was to release this October but oh the winds of change. So, I will now be releasing this November. Like, for real.
Why the push back? Well, the short story is I ended up dropping a song from the project, had plans of adding another as a replacement, recorded that song, aaaand as of about an hour ago decided I should just stick with 8 tracks instead of 9. Yes, let's praise God for decision making.
Seriously though, I've learned it can definitely be tough doing something like this solo. I don't know how often I mention my professional job but I work as a counselor by day. Juggling work, family, church, etc., etc. can be a lot. I'm just so glad I'm not a single mother and my "baby" has been a CD project called The Mixstory.
When it's all said and done, although you may face a few bumps in the road, that doesn't change the worth of what you do and definitely not the necessity.
I really believe this project is necessary.
And literally everything recorded for the album has been the work of 6 hands. My friend Tai Habersham recorded four songs, my sister Sabrina P. Robertson recorded the music for one song, and I recorded four songs. So yes, it's been quite an independent venture. I definitely would like more assistance for the next one but I am proud of what has been created. And more than anything, I'm glad to have had Tai and my sister to be a part of it.
In the meantime, can you do something for me? Will you pray for me? Please pray that God will put this project in the hands of people who really need to hear it. Please pray that doors of opportunity will open wide to share these stories of love. Pray that the message of Christ's love will shine through so that people will come to know what and who Love truly is. Pray that I will be a good steward of God's gifts and remember that I am His instrument. Pray that I remain humble so that God may be glorified.
And while I could simply pray this singularly for myself, I am a firm believer that there is power in the unity of our prayers, Matthew 18:19. We're better and stronger together. It's a "Mixstory" for a reason. The stories are for you and me.
I'll update more frequently in the coming days. Perhaps in the next two weeks, but remember you can always find me on my other social media pages by referencing the links to the right of this post. And if you have any prayer requests, reference the tab at the top of this page.
I am super excited about the birthing of this beginning. And am looking forward to you "pressing play" on me! Love you guys, always!
...oh and before I forget, I usually include a link to a song for you to check out. Today, I present Awe-Struck by B. Reith! B. Reith is an artist I absolutely LOVE. His messages are always pretty well thought out and his music can flow in and out of various genres. And the man loves Jesus. I hope that folks will say the same thing about me! Use this link if you're on a mobile device, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO7k3TU944M.