Desert Song

In December a dear friend of mine miscarried her baby. She sent me this video and it's been a part of both of our healing journeys. I watched it again today in preparation for my message on Mother's Day at Newsong, and I've been crying ever since. Part of the chorus says,

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Those words cut to the core of me. They are true words. And sometimes worship is plain painful, but it's also healing and healthy. One of the worship leaders in this video lost her baby only days before recording this song. She said, " Even in the midst of the battle and the pain, when your in the thick of the mess of it all, you can still declare who God is. He gets bigger in your life, and he becomes the focus. And it starts to put back together those things inside of you that are broken." I guess my tears are tears of gratitude, ever-needing healing, and sorrow that there's still pain.

I hope this video ministers to you.

If you wanna watch our services online this Mother's Day, visit for our 9am, 10:15am, or 11:39am.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.