Christine Glass Byrd: We found out that the name Adore was already taken by a number of other bands, so we were forced to come up with something original. As far as I know, there were never any plans to release a full album on Essential. Someone at Word heard a copy of a few songs that we had recorded together and approached us about signing there.
Christine: GlassByrd is more overtly Christian and intended to speak to a broader Christian audience. We were interested in exploring what we all have in common, rather then focusing on extremely personal issues. Also, it is a thank you to the audience who embraced God of Wonders.
Marc Byrd: It's more mellow.
Christine: You never know!
Marc: The future is wide open. Who knows?
Marc: "God of Wonders" surpassed my wildest dreams. At the time when I started writing it, and then once Steve and I had finished it, we both thought that it was probably a good song that a good chance of being doomed to obscurity. All I can say is that I'm thankful and grateful. And its wonderful to see a song that was written from a broken and honest place being received by so many.
Marc: Sure. Our family struggles, our meeting and marrying, being involved with City on a Hill - all of these things factor into the record. There is the experience of mercy and living a life of faith within the context of a broken world.
Christine: I see it as just one more step in a (hopefully) long career. We would love to make another GlassByrd record if this one sells enough for our label to keep us.
Christine: Mine is "Mercy."
Marc: "Peace To You"
Christine: In so many ways. Fundamentally, my relationship with Marc has given me hope. It is easier to believe in a loving Father when you have someone who loves you so well right here on earth.
Marc: Marriage has brought joy to my life and humility. It has given me a center, a point of reference, a home.
Christine: Congratulations! Get some pre-marital counseling from someone you trust. And don't be afraid to fight every once in awhile. And small kindnesses go a long way.
Marc: Let your wedding day be YOUR wedding day. And communicate!
Christine: II Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." This is one that I struggle with on a daily basis.
Marc: Colossians 2:2b-3 "That they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."
Christine: Here are a few of my favorites: The Royal Tenenbaums, The English Patient, Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Marc: The Seventh Seal, Crimes and Misdemeanors
Marc: Sleeping in the Joshua Tree National Park (with Common Children) under the stars. We had no money and only beef jerkey to eat that night, but it didn't even matter.
Christine: Common Children!
Marc: Christine Glass, The Choir, Sixpence, L.S.U., Terry Taylor
Marc: Christian music is a gift and I believe its main purpose is to encourage others in their own walk of faith. However, what we do is nothing compared to those who, on a daily basis, comfort and aid those in need. So we would encourage everyone, including ourselves, to be the hands and feet of Christ in this world. Get involved in your community. Put feet to your faith. Paraphrasing Brennan Manning, I would rather see the church err on the side of too much compassion than too little.
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