"Perfected By Your Loving Hands"
“Oh, Barri, that was beautiful. Thank you so much. I've had a very stressful few weeks and your song just calmed me the minute it started.”
— VB of NM
“For the past 3 weekends, I've been babysitting my very energetic 4 year old niece. I immediately learned that your "Perfected" album works wonders in calming even the most active little ones. I am continually thankful to you! ”
— AD of FL
“Barri, I just listened to your spoken song, "Perfected By Your Loving Hands." Absolutely beautiful! Your voice expresses a feeling of comfortable security in GOD's personal perfection of His children by His very own loving hands.”
— BW of PA
“I was filled with anxiety.. and I hear "In Quietness and in Confidence". Talk about the right song at the right time! An immediate calmness came over me. I was at peace, and was confident that the day would go smoothly. ”
— AD of FL
"Yield Peaceable Fruit" Spoken Songs
“"Peace Beyond Understanding," a Spoken Song from Yield Peaceable Fruit came by email yesterday. Your music has a very calming effect on me.”
— VB of NM
"God, Our Deliverer"
Barri's 13th CD has 10 songs that show how God saved His people in the past to give assurance that He will deliver His people today.
Song number five "Father, Forgive Them," won the prize for "Best Biblical Song" in the 2015 Songwriter Contest sponsored by Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company
"Number one, 'He Carries US Gently' is my favorite. It made me cry. The album's music calmed me down and helped me to feel better. " EM of VA
"Thank you very much for your latest/greatest CD praising our God! I love it." JM & CM of MD
"I think the song 'He Carries US Gently' is beautiful. Dave and David's voices blend so well." SL of VA
"The whole album is soothing." JG of PA
"The song 'He Numbers the Hairs of Your Head' is so beautiful, so soul-searching. The staggering of the voices is good, and the ending is reassuring. The last song, 'God, Our Deliverer' is almost operatic in its concept. When I played the whole CD, I felt peace." JH of MD
"The words and the music to the songs are so true and good. I thank God for guiding you in what you do." MS of MD
MC's continuing comments from the Home Page about Barri's unique setting of Scripture to folk melodies
"...What a clever idea to attach words of such inspiration and meaning to lovely, old traditional music. I have loved the song 'Danny Boy' most of my life for the beauty of its melody, for example. And, though the words apparently express the love of a father to his son, they are quite melancholy-reflective of the human condition.
I can't remember to whom I should attribute these words, but truly, 'Most men live lives of quiet desperation.' Thank you for lending to the above-mentioned and many other lovely old songs whole new vistas of a wonderful truth. With God's revelation shining through, life's purpose is not despairing, but joyous. It's there deep inside when wearily travelling through our deepest valleys, bubbling over when we experience our highest peaks, and are a steady presence through all those times of neither valleys nor peaks.
I often tell our Father how inept I am at showing Him my gratitude for our wonderful calling. Perhaps, in a very small way, I am doing so by telling one of His begotten children (and her family) what a blessing her work is. Thanks again." MC of TX
"YOUR WORD IS A LAMP"
Barri's 12th CD has 18 songs from Psalm 119.
"....the beautiful CDs that you do... make wonderful Sabbath music. They are like listening to a sermon put to music." RK of VA
"The CDs are lovely. [We] love your husband's voice. I am partial to this type of music. It is just beuatiful. When a grandson couldn't sleep, it calmed him."
AC of TX.
"The music is beautiful. This is my kind of music." MM of VA
"The music is calm with poetic excitement." JH of MD
"The CDs are gorgeous! The music is calming and peaceful. I stop and meditate on the message." FE of NJ
"The CDs ... bring so much joy and encouragement to those of us who receive them." DM of NC
"I [am}... enjoying the professional quality and inspirational message." MB of TX
"I love the songs!" MH of MD
"[ I ]always appreciate the beauty of your poetry set to music". CF of WI"
"Your music is useful for spiritual reflection". DC of VA
"AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA"
Barri's 11th CD has 19 songs of the joy of
God's coming Kingdom.
"The best one yet!" [NH of MD]
"Your songs meet many needs! If I need comfort in a trial, if I want to praise God, or if I want to meditate, the songs help so much! [DD of VA]
"I play your songs one after another. They always pick me up." [DD of MD]