Hey there! This page was created for you, so you can keep up with some of the wonderful and bizare twists in my personal journey. The ups and downs, the growth, and the writers block, the profound, and the utterly ridiculous. My name is Kerah, and I chose -not too long ago- to walk the road less traveled.
I've been raised singing Messianic praise and worship music, so I write a good deal of worship music,
but I find myself also writing songs about issues I face in my spiritual walk, thoughts I have,
or about people who inspire me.
I write about these things to point to a higher voice that speaks into every part of my life.
I write to encourage the current generation, and to bless the last generation with music for their children
that doesn't contain sex, self image, addictive substances, selfishness, discontentedness,
weird occult ideals, anger, or the worship of youth.
If I write about these things, my intentions will always be to reveal it's ugliness, never to glorify it.
I haven't really considered what my sound is because I like to write songs into what ever musical
direction that feels right. If I had to choose, I'd describe my music genre as Believing/Folk/Other.
I don't call my music Messianic, because most people wouldn't call it that either.
I have a heart for Israel, and I intend to put on my albums whatever the God of Israel tells me to.
I want to put scripture on every album I release, which means every album I create will have
at least one praise or worship song on it, or a piece of litergy.
Most of the music on Zemer Levav albums is praise and worship, and is definitely Messianic at it's core.
For those of you who really love the music we have produced;
my other material may take some time to get used to. Try not to take it for face value.
There is usually a deeper meaning, a story, and a message in every song.
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Later that same week I was presented with a very blunt sort of wake up call concerning my future.
It came in the form of very pointed questions from my best friend’s mom.
She asked me what I saw myself doing in the next five years, and I had no idea how to answer.
I drew a blank. I had no active plans or ideas, just dreams and hopes. Needless to say it really got me thinking.
So over the past year, I asked God for clarity and over the months pieces of a plan started coming together.
A year or two ago I got a word about ministering in New York, I really wasn't sure about it.
I was born in California, and raised in a tiny mid-western town in Kansas, so big cities have never been my thing.
I held it up in prayer and expected the idea to slowly fade away.
Instead I started seeing similarities between New York City, and the bigger cities in Israel, my heart started softening, and during our Israel trip in the spring of 09'
I got a word about "Branching out" from a friend at the first concert we played after we got back to America.
I got another word about "Branching out" then another and another.
This was the confirmation I was looking for to finally focus on writing new material, and starting work on a solo Demo project.
And it was also the beginning of confirmation about ministering in New York.
I started discussing a break from touring with my parents.
Not a week long break, or a two week long break, but a three month break, we were soon covering the idea with prayer regularly, discussing options, and pouring over our schedule to consider the feasibility.
Plans started falling together supernaturally, and everything lined up perfectly to allow us time to record our new album as part of our break from touring!
During this interesting season of preparation, I heard about the Stilettos run for Stop Child Trafficking Now, and knew I needed to go to New York to be a part of their fund raiser, and that opened a whole new can of worms as I planned a ten day trip to New York City with my best friends (who were more than happy to go along with the crazy scheme.) That trip was a total miracle, every where we went we met believers who opened their homes to us, so we didn’t need to pay for hotels (Which was good, because God provided enough for food and Metro Cards for the train.) The day of the run it rained, heavily and continually. Despite the rain and the freezing cold, hundreds of people showed up to support the cause. Over $40,000 were raised in one afternoon. Money that will go towards rescuing children from sexual slavery, to help fund the Navy Seals who have dedicated time to apply their skills to tracking down sexual predators in America/save the children from prostitution, to raise awareness of this criminal business, and to petition for more strict laws against it in our country. I have continued to send funds their way ever since, and have had the privilege to connect a few people with similar visions with this non-profit organization.
Around this event I was able to spend time building friendships with young Messianic believers, and I fell in love with New York. (Didn’t see that coming. Silly me, so blind!)
Meanwhile God has continued to bless and direct all our plans for this summer. He connected us with several anointed gifted people to help us with this album, and we are getting more and more excited as we work on our new material.
Pray for this project, it will cost a lot of money that only God can provide. Sometimes being poor is irritating, but it teaches us to be more dependant on God’s mercy, so I can’t really complain. =)