I had never heard of Shannon Wexelberg before I received her CD, “I Have a Song” to review. I like to listen to the CD before I read all of the press releases and promotional material that is sent with it so that I can form my thoughts and opinions about a project before I read the hype. I knew just a few tracks into this CD that Shannon was walking through a terrible time in her life and was holding on to God with everything she had to make it through the valley…when I read her story, it confirmed I was correct.
Wexelberg and her husband thought they had come to the end of the most difficult trials in their lives. After many years of infertility and desperately wanting to be parents, the Wexelbergs adopted their son Christian in 2005. Their family finally felt complete and the couple began a new season in their lives as the parents of an active little boy. Then, in March of last year, Wexelberg’s husband Mark was out for a Sunday motorcycle ride when a girl in a truck ran a stop sign and collided head-on with Mark’s bike. The impact broke 23 bones in his body and required three surgeries to place metal rods, screws and plates in his femurs, pelvis, ankle and knee -procedures that literally put him back together again. While the doctors have been encouraged by his year-long progress, Mark still has a long way to go in the healing process.
“The title song was actually inspired by the third chapter of the book of Habakkuk,” says Shannon. “I have an idea of how Habakkuk felt in those verses.” “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen, and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3: 17-18. The chorus of “I Have a Song” states the commitment Shannon has to hold on tight while she is on this bumpy ride.
“I have a song
And I’m singing to my Savior
Singing to the One who set me free
I have a song
And my heart will ever praise Him
This world can never take this joy from me
When all else is gone
I have a song”
As much as I love that song, my favorite on the CD is “This Is the Day”. For me it is one of those perfect start-my-morning-off-on-the-right-foot kind of songs, it helps me focus on God and His purpose for my day.
If you love great inspirational music that speaks to your soul then you will enjoy “I Have a Song” by Shannon Wexelberg. You can purchase the CD on her website or you can win it here.
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Disclosure: I received a CD for the purpose of this review BUT I listened to all of the tracks online so that I could give my CD away to one lucky winner.