Sometimes you might think you have a plan, but God changes it in the blink of an eye. In June 2015, Bryard experienced a sudden medical emergency, when his platelet count dropped to dangerously low numbers. Eventually he was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura). His junior year of college that fall was coupled with weekly visits to the hospital for infusions and blood work, along with maintaining his course work and extracurricular activities. Going from doctor to doctor and living in the unknown of how this condition started and how to treat it, Bryard discovered a strength he never thought he had. His faith was made stronger with the help of friends and family who continued to encourage him and pray for him day after day. It was in the midst of this journey that Bryard began to conceive a collection of solo piano arrangements of hymns and popular gospel songs to bless others who may be going through similar trials. The making of this album sometimes involved studio time, then to the hospital, then back to the studio over and over again. But Bryard wanted to ensure that this album became a testimony to what he went through and a source of inspiration for others. It was never his plan to release a gospel recorded work, but you know what they say: when we make plans, God laughs.
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