Look Beyond

The album was birthed during a season of transition, where significant changes were taking place in our life. In that time, our faith was stretched in many areas and instead of moving forward we were going through setbacks. We knew that God was in control of our situation, redirecting our steps, so we had to depend on Him. Slowly, we realized that He was leading and guiding us through an incredible journey even though it did not look like it. When things just began to fall into place, we felt prompted to offer something to God in response to His goodness and to testify of Him, and my husband encouraged me to share my experience with the Lord through songs. Therefore, with the collaboration of amazing and talented musicians, we were able to produce this project.

Though each song is unique in content and style, they all point to my personal encounter with Jesus Christ, the revelation of His unconditional love, the desire to know Him more, to follow Him, and to bring glory to His name. It is in His presence that we are found, encouraged, refreshed, empowered, transformed, guided, envisioned in His plan and entrusted with what He has predestined us to do.

I pray that you will be inspired by the songs, to look beyond your current circumstances, good or bad,  pursuing Jesus above all else, because nothing truly compares to God’s manifested presence in our lives through the enabling power of His Holy Spirit to become all that we were created to be.

After all “God’s grace compels us to testify of Jesus Christ, the One Who loves us unconditionally and never looks for perfection in people, rather than contrite, grateful and willing hearts where Perfection may dwell to glorify His name in any capacity”.



Credits

Executive Producer – Hector Rivas

Produced by David Holmes

Arranged by David Holmes and Ivana Rivas

Recorded at Grove Studios – Somersby NSW

Engineer Josh Telford assisted by Jackson Barclay

In House Studios – Mangrove Mountain NSW - Engineer Josh Telford

Jerrawa Place Studio – Glenhaven NSW - Engineer David Holmes

Mixed by Josh Telford

In House Studio – Mangrove Mountain NSW

Mastered by Don Bartley @ Benchmark Mastering Blaxland NSW

Vocal Production – Simone Waddell, Ivana Rivas, David Holmes

Vocal tuning and drum edits – Josh Telford

Drums – Mitch Farmer

Bass – Ben Whincop

Keyboards – Daren Sirbough, Craig Gower, David Holmes

Cello and String features – Craig Gower

Electric and Acoustic guitars – David Holmes

Loops and programming – David Holmes

Backing vocals – Elizabeth Hewitt, Barry Southgate, Ivana Rivas,

featuring Simone Waddell in “You”

Lyrics critique – Daniel Thornton

Scripture reference taken from NIV Life Application

Bible Study 1991- New King James Version 1994