Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Have a good weekend?  I hope so.
If not - let's make it a good week from here on out.

Heather Williams

Heather Williams grew up in extreme poverty with her mom and stepfather. Throughout her early childhood, she suffered intense abuse and eventually, her mother gave her away.  She was only 11 when she went to live with her grandfather in Michigan. With little guidance and the pain of past abuse and rejection, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol as a way to numb the realities of life. She ran away, became homeless and contemplated suicide as she battled with her substance abuse.

At age 18, however, the dangerous road Williams was on took a U-turn when she briefly reconnected with her birth father. Her father, a Christian, invited Williams to church.

“I came to this place where it was either, OK, I’m going to give my life to God, or I just don’t know if I’m going to live. So, I walked up that aisle at that church, and I gave my life to God.”

After becoming a Christian, Heather Williams began to write songs from a perspective of radical change. But then another wave of tragedy struck the budding singer/songwriter when her first child passed away shortly after he was born.  Still, this incredible tragedy drew Heather closer to God.

For Williams, she describes her songs as “conversations,” sometimes joyful, sometimes angry, sometimes a mix of both. Today, Williams is grateful for how far grace has brought her. She and her husband, a full-time youth pastor, live in Florida with their two young children - and she's about 11 months pregnant - their third child is due at any moment!

Album: This Time Around

Twitter: @HWmusictweets



Video: Hallelujah acoustic

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Q:  According to 1 Chronicles, how old did a man have to be to serve in David's army?
A. 18
B. 21
C. 13

A: B. 21 (1 Chronicles 27:23)

Way to go, Tammy! A hard won victory!


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