For past several weeks, Lisa Troyer’s new CD A Place to Belong has been playing in my Jeep. The girls usually ask for their “little girl song” while we’re driving, but I’ve been telling them it’s Mommy’s turn. Troyer’s CD has provided many moments of peace and encouragement as I run errands through the city.
Often in the past, I’ve turned to music in times of turmoil or dryness. Sometimes music can speak to a place that nothing else can, as Troyer knows:
“This CD was birthed out of the knowledge that music is so often used by God to solidify a written and/or spoken message. Dawn Yoder and I have been blessed by the friendship and songwriting partnership God’s given us, and songs like ‘Let Us Bow Down,’ ‘Lifting My Praise Up’ and ‘I Found Grace’ (the Circle of Friends theme song) are reflective of how, by finding a place to belong, we are inspired to share encouragement, while keeping our focusing on worshiping in ‘Spirit and in truth.’”
Troyer sings of God’s love for us and our worship for him. Her songs had me tapping my foot or raising my hand in worship. I enjoyed the instrumentals, the way each song gave me a chance to think about the lyrics and feel them as well as hear them. My favourite songs were “I Found Grace,” about the roads we all travel and the friends who come along with us, and “Love Falls Down,” which speaks of God’s work in our lives, including sending “peace to calm us” and “cause our hearts to dance.”
Lisa Troyer is the president of Circle of Friends ministry and the author of A Place to Belong: Out of Our Comfort Zone and Into God’s Adventure (the companion book to this CD). You can find out more about Lisa on her website. The new Circle of Friends CD is available online at Lifeway Worship and iTunes. It can also be purchased through your local Christian retailer.
This CD was provided for review courtesy of the B&B Media Group; all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links; as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Your description of the CD sounds beautiful. I often find myself in need of some really good worship music. I’ll have to go listen to some songs! Thanks for sharing your review!
Hey Bonnie…never heard of Lisa or her music. great review. Will have to check out her music