Growing in Legacy
At age seven our oldest daughter, Victoria, began taking piano lessons. She was studying classically, but she told us her goal was to someday accompany her dad when he led worship. At age twelve she began to play back-up keyboard on the worship team at church and focus her attention on growing in her skills as a musician. Some remarked at how young she was, but she was only following in the footsteps of her grandmothers. At age 12, my mother began to play piano and accordion at church for the services her minister father conducted. At age 12, Harold’s mother began to play piano for the services her mother held. Victoria is a living legacy.
Over the years, she grew in her piano abilities and began to play lead keyboard and to sing back-up on the worship team. In 2009 God clearly opened more doors to grow her skills, giving her the opportunity to serve as one of the worship leaders for our congregation on Sunday mornings. The following year she began to play for smaller groups who desired to rest in God’s presence. Victoria continues to be passionate about using music to lead people into the peaceful presence of God.
Walking in Legacy
In July Victoria released her debut CD, a collection of worshipful songs for solo voice and keyboard, entitled Rest. Some songs have been previously recorded by other artists, however two are original songs written by Victoria. From the first song to the last note, the peace of God and the love of the Father pours out to the listener. Here is what others have said about the CD:
- Wow, Victoria! What an amazing CD. I love it!
- I was listening to your CD on repeat today as I drove to work and while I was at work, as usual, and was super enjoying two certain songs. I looked to see who wrote them and it was YOU!! Just wanted to say you are amazing and I LOVE the CD.
- Love your CD. Wow, God has blessed you with a heart of worship. Thanks for sharing your gift.
- Your music is so beautiful. Thank you so much.
- Amazing voice and amazing CD.
- I was listening to your CD in my car when I went to my sister’s house. I walked in and she was playing it. Then I went by my other sister’s house and she was also playing it. It's safe to say we are all fans.
- I heard it today and, well, frankly it is amazing. I love listening to this. I thank God for you.
Here’s what Victoria wrote about the CD:
Contentment is the fruit of deeply rooted trust. This phrase was echoing in my head one morning as I spent time with God. Satisfaction. Happiness. Peace. My heart desires it, but when I finally take a break from the life spinning so rapidly around me I find that my heart has, more often than I'd like to admit, become discontented with the way things are. I'm worried. Fearful. Unsure. Void of hope or peace. I've often been forgetful, but over the past few months the Lord has been reminding me that trusting Him is ultimately the first step to finding rest in any situation. A gentle, unshakable hand is guiding me on a journey that requires my heart to be rooted in the truths and promises of the God I've chosen to trust. He does not fail nor forsake me. He is my refuge, my stronghold, my hiding place. In quietness and trust is my strength, because I know He is for me.
This album is a gift from the deepest part of my soul, a direct result of my desire to find contentment in trust, through rest. It's not perfect nor does it contain fancy instrumentation or the next big, chart-topping single. But my hope is that as this music fills whatever space you occupy it will become a reminder of the importance of rest, trust, and the necessity of storing the truth of who God is deep inside of you. He is for us and only when we root ourselves in that truth can we rest regardless of the storms that come our way.
To preview or purchase Rest, please visit: http://victoriamoore.bandcamp.com