It is a rare occasion when I get to plug a CD that my mother is on. In fact, this is the first time ever. My mom, Ruth Lewis, sings with a number of local choirs in the Phoenix area. One of those choirs, the East Valley Chorale, recently recorded a CD titled Written in Red. It is very well done. I’m listening to it now, for the second time, while I do my morning chores.
I must say that I am proud of my mother. It’s not just that she stays busy. Of course that’s good for her too, but I am a firm believer in living a righteous life. She is one of the few people I can look up to as an example of someone who does just that. She has lived a life of selflessness, a life devoted to God, to her family, to her friends, and for that she has been blessed.
You know, now that I’m thinking about it, I’ll bet that most of the good she does in other people’s lives goes unrecognized. She is mostly a quiet woman who doesn’t boast about the good things she does for people. She just does them and often time she does them in secret.
I think my favorite track on the CD is How Great Thou Art. The arrangement begins with traditional four part writing and progresses to a more modern sort of Camp Kirkland sound. The entire CD presents a blend of traditional and commercial styles. All of it is sacred. All of it is pleasant to listen to.