UTR: The phrase “Even in Deserts” comes from the title track, but also seems to reflect a bigger theme on the whole project. Can you share more about that title?
Kate: When we go through trials or hard times it’s easy to be consumed by them and forget all that God has done for us. We really are like the Israelites in the desert asking Moses if there were no graves in Egypt. And yet, time and time again we are called to remember God’s faithfulness and provision, just as they were. One of our favorite ways to remember is to sing. It’s one of the things we miss most about being able to gather together as a church. When we sing we remind one another of who God is and all he has done for us.
Greg: I took a job in 2019 that moved us to the city that we had been trying to get to for most of our married life. As it turns out, after packing up to move the employer imploded and I was left with no job in either city. I started the job search all over again and in the middle of the job search the pandemic hit. As melodramatic as it sounds, it felt like God was leading me into the desert. It felt dry and unrelenting, and yet I felt a calm and quiet assurance that God was in all of it. Even in this dark time; the pandemic, job status, bad part-time job work, politics… even in deserts, God is faithful.