Songs my God has Graced me with...
Having been raised in a very musical family and surroundings it seems the songwriting bug was the one by which I was most bitten. My mother was a talented lyricist, just one of her many including sketching, interior decoration, and being a wonderful mother…
Having been raised in a very musical family and surroundings it seems the songwriting bug was the one by which I was most bitten. My mother was a talented lyricist, just one of her many including sketching, interior decoration, and being a wonderful mother first and foremost. My father, despite his many struggles, was a talented singer and guitarist and my older brother as well IS; both being much more business minded and realistic than myself. Creativity, depression, dependence and living life as on an emotional roller-coaster has brought me many struggles of my own, mostly self-inflicted, but from the time I first accepted Jesus Christ as my savior at age 11, and was baptized, He has allowed me to explore doing things totally my way which nearly always brought and brings me nothing but misery. By grace He has brought me through these catastrophes and along the years blessed me with the lyrics and music to express what they were like not just from my perspective but from what I have felt may be the perspective of those most affected by my actions and words.
God has blessed me with three perfectly precious daughters from a twenty-three year marriage that ended only because of my in-ability and unwillingness to bend to His will; yet He has continued loving me and guiding me in the ways of His will as long as I ask for his direction and allow His grace to be just what it is; totally sufficient for whatever life on earth has to throw at me.
Most of the songs I'm posting now were written several to many years ago. In the last two to three years I have faced poverty, homelessness and a deepening depression which in part has come from my inability to face the situation that I alone am responsible for; yet amazingly though undeserved, my God has pulled me out of the miry mess and I am now in my own home. I have a great relationship with my daughters, my ex-wife, my brother and many other members of my family, as well as supportive close friends and professionals. God is a God of not just second, but many chances and I hope to continue to use what humble talent He has given me to help bring glory to His name and to share the blessings He so willingly bestows upon all who seek it.
Peace, Jerry L. Joyner