Our little fellowship was led into grand and inspirational worship yesterday, led by Mary Barrett of Calvary Chapel Merritt Island (FL). The Lord inhabits the praises of His people!
An additional delight was meeting Mary personally, and seeing one who loves and worship her Lord even through intense trials. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with carcinosarcoma, a rare life-threatening cancer which led to extensive surgery and chemotherapy. Her little trip to our gathering in the Blue Ridge Mtns was on the heels of her 4th (and last!) chemo treatment! According to her nursing staff, she’s officially a “cancer survivor.” But more than that, Mary remains a servant of the Lord who is leaning on God’s Everlasting Arms.
If you’d like to learn more about Mary Barrett, her music, ministry, family, history with cancer, and most of all, her Lord, please visit her blog. Right now you can worship along with her–just click on the blue Music Box at the top right of this page. I’ve uploaded “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and “Be Still My Soul”, from her “Hymns 2” CD.
Mary Barrett’s CDs can be purchased through ITunes, Footsteprecords, or Amazon.com. Her music genre includes live contemporary worship, contemplative songs which she has composed, and beautiful renditions of numerous beloved hymns. A special CD entitled “Worshiper,” is a compilation of all of these, and is available only through Footstep Records, with all proceeds going to the Mary Barrett Cancer Fund. It’s just a little way to pass on the blessings she brings to others!
Most of all, keep her in prayer, that the Lord may grant her many more years to share with her husband, minister in music, and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus. Thank you Lord!
“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.”