57th Annual Grammy Awards
[“In The Raw“]
Considered as a nominee in 3 categories
- Best Country Music Performance (For Tehrah)
- Best Country Music Song (For Tehrah & Tom Hopkins)
- Best Musical, Instrument and Vocal Arrangement (For Tom Hopkins)
[“In The Raw“]
“In God’s Time” was inspired by a friend who had opened her home to me immediately following a tough time in my life. Mandy, despite her own immense challenges, had devoted her life to organizing searches for missing children. The day “In God’s Time” was born, she had left the house to search for two missing teenage girls an hour north of Houston, Texas. I was taken by her passion, beauty and grace and my heart was overflowing with love and admiration for this woman who was running to the aid of strangers… her life, her mission, her time was devoted to this cause, and for no monetary compensation. She approached the mission as if her life depended on it.
I was called to my piano and reflected on the miracle of how we are angels to one another and how Grace comes in many forms, at all times, every time… I considered what an angel, a savior, she must be to parents who don’t know where their children are, in that moment of despair and panic… Mandy was and is an angel in human form. We all are, when we choose to give our gifts and talents in service to one another.
In God’s Time is written in first person, and is meant to be shared as if you are the angel for someone in need. My prayer is that it heals you—as it has even ministered to me over and over in times of trial—and that you share it with someone in need.
Life is so precious and is to be lived fully in every moment, despite its challenges. Listen to the still, small voice inside that whispers your name… your hopes, your dreams, your ultimate life purpose. Approach life fearlessly and with all of your love and devotion.
Music has the ability to bypass the mind and go straight to the heart, where the healing can begin. At the end of the song, I sing the ancient, Sanskrit chant… Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. It has a very sacred meaning when spoken three times. It means…
I wish you Peace within yourself,
Peace within your relationships,
and Peace with your maker.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti…
All my love,