It's no surprise that as a child Carolyn Arends dreamed
of growing up to be a writer. Like any great novelist, Carolyn has an
unerring way of weaving rich and extraordinary tapestries from the threads
of everyday affairs. Her latest release Seize The Day And Other Stories
is a compelling venture into a world of characters, chaos, insight,
empathy, and revelation. In other words, life and the world in
which we live it. A collection comprising 16 of Carolyn's most endearing
and enduring songs, some of which were recorded live, the set also includes
two new songs.
Carolyn has been such a pervasive presence in modern popular
Christian music, it's a bit startling to realize that such an arresting
anthology has been culled from only three albums "I Can Hear You,
Feel Free, and This Much I Understand" released in just over four
years. In that time, Carolyn's artistry has indeed evolved strikingly,
but always with a perfect balance of continuity, innovation, and imagination.
In 1998, Carolyn Arends and her husband Mark became parents
for the first time with the birth of their son, Benjamin. Carolyn calls
motherhood a life-changing experience, and one that became the defining
theme of her 1999 release, This Much I Understand.