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Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
New song! New song! New song!
Hello friends! If you follow me on my social networks (and hopefully you do), you already know about my new song, "Starts With One!" Thank you to everyone who has already listened to, and downloaded the song and shared it as well.
It's definitely a sound from me that you might not be used to hearing, but for those that are closest to me, they can hear that it is definitely "very Kerrie." I've described it as "Kerrie does Joni Mitchell" vibe wise and I'm super proud of that. It's very organic and the lyrics are maybe some of the most poetic ones I've ever written.
I guess the biggest difference, is the purpose of the song. While at its heart, it is meant to point to ultimate truth, this song was specifically crafted for the documentary, "PlantPure Nation." I know that after I've posted about it, some of you have already seen the film. THANK YOU! If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so! It's on Netflix! CHECK IT OUT!
The movie is about a food revolution, a life revolution and I am SO PROUD to be able say that I'm a part of that. It might be weird to you that I'm so passionate about food, but changing the way I eat has changed my life in more ways than one. The ripple effect has been one where I question more about everything. I'm now constantly more aware of the impact of my choices and am now more mindful of the fact that every time I "vote" with my dollars, I'm making decisions that affect myself, my health, the planet, and God's creations.
There's not enough time as I sit here, to dive into the debate about scripture and how we should eat, that's not what I'm trying to do. It is an interesting debate tho, and one I don't shy away from. And BELIEVE me, if you want to start talking about how you eat, just make changes that make other people uncomfortable and THEY will bring it up for you!!! (fun times)
What I want to use this piece of art for, is to disrupt the "regular programming." We have freedom and choices to make. What will you choose? We have the power in our hands, literally at the end of our forks to bring health and healing to our bodies. It's no accident that we've been given this planet that contains what we need for optimal existence; natural, unprocessed food full of life.
It's such a basic thing. Food. And yet most of us aren't mindful of it at all. We cram whatever we can into short breaks in between massively busy schedules. I'm asking you to slow down and think! What can you do? Eat foods that bring life and not death and do it in a way where you share that time with the ones you love. It's basic and yet everything.
For me it started with the film "Forks Over Knives" and then cascaded into a million books, lectures on youtube and seminars. I've found SO MUCH JOY in this way of living. There's something very grounding about it and it all has come together in a timing when I was willing, or forced to take the time to learn these truths.
It's all a part of this journey I've been on, from drinking A TON of mountain dew while on the road and in the studio, eating whatever I wanted (never thinking about my health, because I looked fit), bad, HORRIBLE sleeping habits, eyes ever on the prize of whatever I was chasing after and not the price of it. A revolution began in my own life as I was challenged to evaluate what I value most. What do I truly want to spend my time and best effort on? I hope that revolution continues.
I already know I'm on a crazy unknown adventure being a new mom, but I love that I'm starting it with a different perspective. The best way I can describe it is "slower." I want to take time for the simple things, the basics, the foundations of life and love and truth. It might sound strange to you that food is such a major part of that journey, but for me (and I believe it can be for you too) it has been my story.
PLEASE engage with me on this... Facebook seems to still be the best way for conversations, or you can comment here on my website, so ask questions please! I have a ton of resources that are FREE that can get you started with the knowledge of why this is so important. The knowledge was what truly moved me into action. I can't "un-know" the truth and so I have to share it!!! And being me, I want to share it through song.
When I heard about the film "PlantPure Nation" I wanted to lend my voice to it. That's never an easy thing to do- getting a placement in film or tv or whatever, but I'm so thankful that this time it happened! I'm able to combine two of my greatest passions for music and for healthy living into one happy little 3 minute and 6 second package. I truly hope it inspires you. Check it out on Itunes!
Hello my sweet sweet friends!
As usual I find myself writing to you and thinking how long over due it's been. 2015 was beautiful and I've loved meeting you and sharing with you on the road and also enjoyed building relationships online. This past year in particular has been very sweet in that way. I've met some major prayer warriors and am so thankful for the ways we can support each other over miles and through time.
I have several announcements to make...one of which many of you are aware of if you saw me on the road, or were on the live Facebook chat with me a few months ago. My husband and I are expecting a baby girl!! REALLY SOON! She's actually due on Feb 14th (sooo close)!!!!
This past year, traveling while pregnant added a whole new level of adventure to say the least! Thank you to everyone who was so encouraging and helpful and especially to those who have continued to keep me and my family in your prayers.
Some of you have reached out asking about my website and what tour dates I have coming up. Let's just say, updating my calendar is on my list of things to do!!! I am ABSOLUTELY still available, willing and excited to come be a part of your events, to lead worship and to speak. For those of you who have already booked me, don't worry if it's not showing up yet on my site, I WILL SHOW UP! HA! All booking inquiries can be sent using the contact form on my website kerrieroberts.com/contact.
My heart and passion has not changed a bit! And while I know that life is definitely going to change in ways I can't imagine God has always been faithful to put whatever I need into my hands when I just keep them open towards Him.
So besides starting a new year with a new baby girl and in a new place (to add more excitement to the mix, my husband and I have relocated to my homeland of FL), there will be NEW MUSIC!!!!
I have a few new singles coming out these first few months AND am starting to work on a new full length project. YAY!!! I'm so ready for that!!
As for right now, you can download the song "Upside Down" from my website (Sing-Along track also available) that I wrote for the American Heritage Girls last year. What a super cool organization! Check them out if you're looking for a Christ-centered, faith-based, scouting-type program. Other singles will follow shortly :)!
As always please keep in touch. It encourages my heart when you take the time to write or post. It always blows me away to think that we are connected by love, His truth and music. I don't take it for granted that I am privileged to live my life the way I do with so much freedom in my faith and expression.
Lots of love!!
A few more favorite moments from last year.....
Today I was able to share with some folks about what it means to me to be an independent artist at a delightful conference. I LOVE sharing my story, my passion and hopefully being an encouragement to follow your dreams above and beyond what others believe you can accomplish. You're not in any person’s hands. Define your success beyond human perceptions!
Hmmm, define your success beyond human perceptions.
As long as you're succeeding in a way that looks "normal," that isn't really a concept that you think of very much.
The fear of failure is something that has always haunted me. Not disappointing God or my parents or my family… I’m very certain of their unconditional love. I’m afraid of disappointing myself. What if I don’t live up to what I believe I’m capable of or what I have always dreamt I would be?Read More
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Hello friends! Hopefully a lot of you have noticed that I'm posting videos a lot more often these days :)
So far I've posted acoustic performance videos for "My Heart's Lifted" and "The Broken Ones." Have you seen them? Have you SHARED them?!?!
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I hope you're having a wonderful 2015!!! Keep in touch!!
So here's a fun travel story... while my least favorite flying experiences are still the ones about being aggressively patted down (or the moment like right now when people are loudly having a conversation across 5 chairs....JUST SIT NEXT TO EACH OTHER!)...anyway, today will be a travel story I remember as well.
I don't travel light. I always have so many electronics (laptop (or two, external drive, tablet, sometimes an interface). But I take them all out of my backpack (along with my bag of liquids for makeup and another bag full of essential oils). I left my tablet in my bag this time, sometimes this is ok, but OF COURSE by bag was pulled aside and I went to the little "Examining table." I still didn't realize my oops until the TSA agent pulled my multi tool AND my new knife from my dad out... OOPS. At least my pepper spray wasn't in there, or anything else!!Read More
Today I met a New York Times Bestselling Author. That doesn’t happen every day! And I am SUCH a fan! I drove 2 hours to sit and listen, get a book signed, take a picture and even give him a gift of my CDs. I am the definition of a fan of Rip Esselstyn.
He’s a a former firefighter and triathlete and is a health activist and food writer. He wrote “The Engine 2 Diet” (which I bought and read), “My Beef With Meat” (which I bought and read), and is a collaborator with Whole Foods Market for the Engine 2 Plant-strong product line (which I eat). He’s an advocate of the whole-foods, plant-based diet, that avoids meat, fish, eggs, dairy, oil and processed foods. This movement has had a tremendous affect on my life. I know I’ll be missing some names here, but Rip is a part of my food family, along with greats like his father,Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael McGregor, Dr, Dean Ornish, Dr. Pam Popper. The list goes on and on. But I spend time with these people. I read their books, their blogs. I’m on their sites. I watch their youtube channels, subscribe to their email lists. Whatever they’re putting out, I plan on consuming because I believe their message is one of truth. And as my Daddy says, “Truth is truth 100% of the time.” Our facing or ignoring the truth doesn’t change its message or affect on us.
My food journey is long and winding. I was in an abusive relationship with cheese (as Rip says)... aren’t we all? I LOVED Mountain Dew. When I lived in New York I ate a turkey club AT LEAST once a week and Of COURSE greasy pizza. Growing up and into adulthood… three words… biscuits and gravy!!!!! YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! I get how emotional food is, how it attaches you to the people you share life with and now most importantly I know and am understanding its power to shape your future self. Will that self be the healthiest and strongest possible best you?
I’m really spending so much time these days talking about this way of eating and way of life, I’m pretty convinced I’m going to start a new page on my website dedicated just to all things health and food. And I’m SOOOOOO excited about that. And to all of you who follow me closely, this isn’t a surprise :)
So today was GREAT! Rip was informative, gracious and super real. And I’m thankful as a fan to have been able to meet him! Thank you Rip!
But right now as I (once again) proclaim my fandom for all things “plant-strong,” I want to VERY LOUDLY proclaim my fandom for YOU! Being a fan myself today gave me an extra potent dose of gratefulness for the special ones who are there for me.
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has EVER taken the time out of your life to drive to a show, who has purchased my music, listened and learned the words, who has let me into your life, your car, your living room. Thank you to everyone who has liked my Facebook page, followed me on Twitter or Instagram, subscribed to my Youtube channel, and watched and shared a video. Thank you to the ones who go the super extra mile and host a show/makes shows happen. THANK YOU for coming to speak to me after shows, for sharing your stories and tears and smiles with me, for wanting to take a picture, for bringing me heartfelt presents and letters. THANK YOU for open hearts and attentive faces and eyes when I’m sharing from stage. I see you. And your faces give me strength and joy and inspiration. Thank you for wearing t-shirts and wristbands and my handmade necklaces, for coming to online shows and hang outs. Thank you for posting on my page, my website, tweeting me and writing me emails. I need your encouragement and prayers. To everyone who sends and emails me letters, I read every word you write, and while I might be the slowest person on the planet in responding to you, I always have intentions of writing you back, and I will!
Thank you for letting me be vulnerable and real about my life, my thoughts, my faith, my questions, and my fears through songs.
All that to say, I consider you my FRIENDS and I am a HUGE FAN OF YOU! Thank you for supporting me when I had a record deal and when I didn’t. Thank you for listening to new music even when it’s not on the radio. Know that while you are letting me into moments of your day and life, that you are part of my day and life as well. And know that I still have SO MUCH MORE to say and sing and share :) It’s going to be a big year and I’m glad I have friends like you to be with me along the way.
So keep in touch with me via all the ways listed above and let’s keep journeying together.
With so much love,
PS- For those of you that want to know more about eating plant-strong, check out these AWESOME resources. And keep a look out for more in depth food posts… you know you love them!! (or love to hate them ;)
Read Rip Esselstyn’s books! “The Engine 2 Diet” and “My Beef With Meat” Check out his site!
And don't forget.........
"My Heart's Lifted"
Coming to iTunes December 16th!
Hello sweet friends! Just an exciting reminder about my release coming up! The digital version includes 5 new songs PLUS acoustic versions of all the songs AND an extra radio mix of the single, "My Heart's Lifted" for $5.99. If you haven't heard the single yet,CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!! CLICK HERE TO BUY!!
Please don't forget to talk to me on Facebook and Twitter. I LOVE being able to keep in touch with all of you. I'm excited to hear your favorites on this new project!
Most of all I hope that your hearts are full of hope and wonder during this Christmas season. It still blows my mind to think of God's plan and how He brought love to us!!
Lots of love!