The Story Behind the Song #10: Purify His Bride 

This past spring our family attended an Above Rubies Family Camp here in Tennessee. While there we met a couple that invited us to attend a marriage seminar that they were hosting in another part of Tennessee in June…

The Story Behind the Song #9: The "Be Healed" Song 

Back in June of 2010 when our twins were about two and a half years old, Tiveria, the eldest, fell from the top of the ladder that leads to the loft, roughly eight feet. Todd and I were around…

The Story Behind the Song #8: We Are Soldiers 

Many years ago when I lived in San Antonio shortly after getting out of the Air Force, I attended a Navigators ministry retreat with my friends and mentors Bud and Lynn Nelson.  The main speaker had been in the…

The Story Behind the Song #7: Lord I Thank You 

 

I seem to remember this song dropping into my head while walking along outside of Mitchell Hall (the cafeteria) while a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy around my junior year sometime in 1993.  Although I’d…

Paula’s Ponderings #3:  Relational Grooving  

 

(A fun side note:  A friend that I graduated from the Air Force Academy with gave me the book “To Train Up a Child” by Michael and Debi Pearl shortly after our graduation in 1994.  I was a…

The Story Behind the Song #6 : You Are My Advocate  

For about three or four years we attended a small local fellowship here in middle Tennessee where the men had the freedom to share from the pulpit at the beginning of the service. One Sunday a young man got…

The Story Behind the Song #3: Never Will I Leave You 

This song "Never Will I Leave You" was originally written in 1999 for a good friend who was going through a difficult time.  A few weeks ago we were recording it as a family in the living room.  The children…

The Story Behind the Song #2: Child of God 

This song was written in 2000 as a gift for my younger sister’s daughter Arabella on her first birthday.  We have since used it in our family as something of a “birthday” song.  I decided to post it this month…

The Story Behind the Song #1: He is Love 

Back in 2000 when I (Paula) was in my late 20s and attending a fellowship in San Antonio, TX the young singles helped to put on a Valentine’s Day dinner.  One of the married adults who helped to organize the…