Sara went to college with my brother, Chris.
Years ago, when she was just starting out and had just released her first
album, Past the Wishing, we were able to have her come to our church.
I think maybe she thought I was a little bit stalker-like since
I had memorized all the words to her songs and sang them back at
her while she was performing. I was a true FAN.
But she was very gracious and never mentioned that that was awkward.
We got to hang out and chat and compare fashion notes.
I believe we both had a pair of Dock Martins at the time.
I felt that cemented our eternal bond...
okay, maybe it just cemented my eternal bond of enjoying Sara Groves.
Sara is a poet. And a weaver of words. And then she takes all of these words,
these poems and prayers and profound truths,
that she has crafted into a bit of artistry and sings them.
And she knows how to play the piano. We call that multi-talented.
Sara is one of those singers that I look forward to each album coming out.
I think my favorite is her album Station Wagon: Songs for New Parents.
I love the songs she sings to her boys.
My favorite line in one of her songs is
Baby, there's some holes you just can't fill
You try and try but you never will
But, baby, I believe a God who can
He loves the boy and he'll love the man
Every time I hear that song it just breaks me right down. Yes, it does, tsgs.
The girl is good. If you have never listened to her, for goodness sakes,
you'll love her.
She's a mom with three young kids, who loves Jesus, and spends a lot
of her time, sharing herself and speaking some truth.
It just doesn't get better than that.
Rock on with your bad self, Sara.
Any favorites of yours I should know about?