Sunday, March 12, 2017

Music CD Review and Giveaway: "Open Hands," by Laura Story

I love to listen to Christian music, so when I had the opportunity to review Laura Story's new CD, "Open Hands," I jumped at the chance. Fortunately, this album met my expectations ... and more! Not only are Laura's music and voice beautiful, but they especially reach out to touch the hearts of women and mothers.

Laura has three children (including twins like me!), and two songs particularly stood out for me as a mother. In explaining the song, "Give You Faith," Laura explains, "The most important thing that we could possibly give our children is to not just tell them about the faith that we have but to live out that faith as a family. Sometimes that means not giving them everything they want but showing them that the most important thing in my life isn't even them -- it's actually my faith in Jesus Christ -- and just point them to Jesus." She sings in "Give You Faith," "More than wisdom or wealth, More than happiness or health, May you say I gave you faith." It's such a wonderful goal for parents to have when it comes to raising children.

Another song that really resonated with me as a mother was "Grace Abounds." Laura wrote this song after watching so many horrible stories on the news and reading headlines that really caused her to reflect on the world her kids will grow up in. Laura says, "When it feels like hope can't be found, when we don't even know how we're going to put one foot in front of the other, Scripture teaches us that's when grace abounds." We all want our kids to know that life isn't always going to be great, and bad things happen, but comfort can be found in God's grace.

Watch this video of another beautiful song from this CD, the title song "Open Hands."



Honestly, I could go through every song on this CD and explain how touching and meaningful each one is, but I hope you'll pick up a copy of "Open Hands" for yourself so you can find hope and inspiration over and over again when you listen to Laura Story's beautiful voice and lyrics.


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21 comments:

  1. she is going on tour and will be in Florida in October. Thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  2. I learned she has also written a book called When God Doesn't Fix It.

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  3. I learned that Laura's husband, Martin, has a brain tumor that has resulted in other disabilities and challenges for them.

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  4. I learned that her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006.

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  5. I learned she is a worship leader at a beautiful church.

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  6. I learned she has a book!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. She has a blog.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  8. I learned that she has a book called "When God Doesn't Fix It".

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  9. I love her life story. I saw her in concert two years ago and I really enjoyed her so much.

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  10. Daniel M7:34 PM

    she's expecting 'two' twins i guess

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  11. I learned that she is a Grammy award-winning artist.

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  12. Anonymous3:02 AM

    I learned that her song “Faithful God” is one of her favorite songs on the CD.

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  13. i enjoyed reading why she wrote when God doesn't fix it.

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  14. Laura5:39 PM

    I learned that you can sign up to be on her email list. :)

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  15. I learned that Laura is a worship leader at a church in Atlanta.

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  16. I learned she is a Grammy winner.

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  17. I learned that she has won a Grammy. So talented!

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  18. I learned she has also written a book called When God Doesn't Fix It.

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  19. I learned that she is has many tour events scheduled...

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  20. Her husbands illness became a platform for ministry, even though no one would ask for that, she uses it to reach people and share her story with others. All for His Glory

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  21. stephanie scales campbell11:06 PM

    i had never heard of her before but i learned she is a Grammy award-winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author, and worship leader.

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