I (Chandler) got married three weeks ago today to a wonderful, Godly man. My sister sang “Ought to Be” by Audrey Assad in the prelude before the wedding, and my now-sentimental attachment to that song caused me to dig deeper into Audrey’s music. If you haven’t listened to Audrey Assad before, you are missing out. Her heartfelt and honest lyrics speak truth with clarity, and it is hard not to be inspired by a listen through one of her albums.
Audrey, too, is a newlywed. She got married in February of 2011, and her new husband was diagnosed with cancer only a couple of weeks after the wedding. Now, over a year later, he is cancer free (Hallelujah!), but the bills are still weighing heavily on them. As a way to help cover the medical cost, they have recorded a little EP.
Many have asked how they can help us offset the cost of my husband’s cancer treatment. We still have not paid a bill: adjusting the costs through insurance is, as any of you who have gone through sickness know, a very confusing process. One thing we do know—the rising total is too much for us to pay on our own. Billy didn’t want to ask for donations, per se: but he came up with the idea of producing an EP to sell, so that you would get something beautiful in return for your goodness in wanting to help.
If you are interested in supporting Audrey and her husband, consider purchasing “The Cancer Year” here.
Also, enjoy this story behind her song “The House You’re Building.” This song speaks about the work that God does in our lives!
All this time like a vagabond// A homeless stranger, I’ve been wandering// All my life you’ve been calling me // To a home you know I’ve been needing. // I’m a broken stone // So lay me in the house you’re building.