Part of our passion here at Story Warren is helping connect you to allies in your efforts to foster holy imagination and kingdom anticipation in the children you love. Here are some such allies. Enjoy! We’re on your side.
This album is one we have listened to over and over in my home. We love it. Story Warren’s own fantastobrit, Sally Lloyd-Jones, wrote the lyrics and four very talented songwriters have married them with melodies to produce some of the finest kids music in existence. The artist-moms in Rain For Roots are: Katy Bowser, Ellie Holcomb, Flo Paris, and Sandra McCracken. Well done! And thank you for this wonderful record.
If we let them, children keep us honest. They keep us sincere, they keep us grounded in the moment, and they keep us aware of our own need of a savior. I love writing songs for kids because music can reach down into the soul of those little people and shine light on the beauty they already possess. Rain for Roots does this by raising big questions and giving big, foundational answers in happily memorable melodies. It points to Jesus as Lord of All, and encourages our little ones to see themselves right alongside Moses and Noah and Zaccheus and Daniel, within the great story of God’s redemptive plan. They may not put it that way for a long time, but that’s exactly what’s happening.
With such an outpouring of skill matched with love and purpose, Rain for Roots is a treasure for families with small children. It lives up to its name, and I’m so thankful for this simple yet deep addition to the canon of music written for, and worthy of, children.
You can sample the songs and get the record here.