Songs from a Fathers Heart
Janet Huderski is an Art and Music teacher who writes stories, and music, and draws and paints in her free time. As a child, Janet enjoyed three things: drawing, singing, and imagining. Since that time she has studied art and literature in college, become a born again spirit-filled Christian, married a wonderful Polish man and had two children with him, raised her three(!) sweethearts and twin foster sons, worked as an art teacher (that's another God story!), joined her charismatic prayer group, learned to play guitar, become the leader of music at her prayer group, become a music teacher, become leader of her parish folk group, and the coordinator and leader of the children's choir, and finally produced this, her first CD (and illustrated it!). She considers herself the most blessed child of God on the planet because she gets to do all of the things that she enjoyed as a child and gets paid for doing them! As far as her song-writing goes, Janet calls herself a Holy-Ghost writer. She says the Holy Spirit gives her the songs and she writes them down! Since Janet has never had any formal training in music, she's constantly amazed by how God is using her in this area. Her future dreams include finishing her two novels, getting her masters degree in creative writing, seeing her Jesussheep idea (an online Christian Artists site) take flight for the Lord, producing another album of her more current songs, 'Love One Another, Little Children', writing and illustrating children's books, and perhaps, finally traveling around the world to see all of the wonderful things that she learned about in school. After this CD, she says nothing seems impossible! All of the songs in this CD were written during Janet's personal prayer time. They started coming to her in 1983, soon after she was baptized in the Spirit. She was blessed with the gifts of inspired word, tongues, and prophecy, and she believes that the songs are simply another expression of those gifts. The tune and words to the earliest song 'See Me Lord, You know how Weak I Am' kept repeating in her head one night while she was out walking the dog. She remembers that it had been a hectic, frustrating day and she was confessing her faults and feeling like a failure. The song reassured that she could succeed in Christ's strength, and that her weakness simply proved His strength! The latest song, 'It's Okay, He's with Me!' came to her at a Science Fiction convention. She was trying to convince a non-believing friend of how God's love had come alive for her. Distressed by her friends negative reaction, and feeling rejected, she fell asleep with a heavy heart. The next morning she woke up with the words, 'It's Okay, I'm with you' in her head, and those words became a song.(Even the song didn't convince her friend, but it certainly answered Janet's need!) You'll find songs of Praise, songs of Contrition, songs of growth and learning, and songs of God's Tender Concern for us, his children. They are performed in styles that range from the country sounds of 'Heart to Heart', to the rock beat of 'I'm gonna Shine', to the Hispanic rhythms of 'I love You, Jesus'. One common thread runs through them all however, that God will always be there for us, and that He will always care! One last thing. This CD would not have been possible without the loving care of Ron Zabrocki, who's instrumentals and production skills brought Janet's simple guitar strummed tunes to life! Janet's prayer is that 'Songs from a Father's Heart' may be a blessing to you all!