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Yes, I chose a musical reference for the title of this post because, well, Sing a New Song is all about music and singing. In the fictional heart of Branson Missouri’s main strip, the main character sings a wide variety of musical styles. But Gloria’s story is just one note in the harmonic series. Just one of the variations on a theme.

In writing the first book of the series, Dance Over Me, I drew inspiration from Zephaniah 3:17. “The Lord your God is with you. He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

That word rejoice actually means to whirl about with joy, almost like dancing. God dances because of you. His love covers and quiets your fears. And then He sings because of you. You.

Just ponder that for a moment. Does it leave you as breathless and amazed as it does me?

The heroines of the Wardrobe series–Dani, Liz, and now Gloria–all come to embrace this truth about God’s love. And once they’ve grasped the full depth and width and all-consuming fire of God’s amazing love (which powers His grace and mercy and blessings and forgiveness and…), their lives will never be the same.

In a word, this series was all about Love. God’s love. And that same love reflected in human relationships like romance, family, and friendship.

And once we can grasp that truth, we in turn can’t help but express it through our actions. Whether it’s dancing, photography, singing, serving, or even writing like me, our expressions of worship are mere variations on a theme.

What about you? How well have you embraced this truth? How do you express your response? And which of these heroines did you relate to the most through their journeys toward truth?