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valI am the mother of 5 little ones ages just- turned- 6 to just- turned – one and have been so weary and exhausted over the past year. I had really been struggling for a few days before listening to your song God Says They’re Gifts. I was feeling like such a failure and wondering how I would ever manage to keep on going, (never mind even doing a good job!), since I was just so exhausted. I felt almost too tired to pray, but I continued to pray (in desperation!) and ask the Lord to help and refresh me.

When I listened to your song that night a few weeks ago, I felt as though the Lord Himself was speaking to me and encouraging me. I listened to it over and over and broke down crying. It almost felt like the Lord had His hand on my shoulder 🙂 My attitude and outlook were transformed instantly and I did feel refreshed and firm again in my conviction that the Lord would help us as we seek to serve Him and raise our little ones for Him.

The song has continued to be a great blessing. I still don’t know if I have listened to it yet without tears in my eyes! Your songs “By Your Grace” and “Forever and Always” have also been wonderful encouragements as well.

Val has great lyrics and what a smooth voice. Definintely a true musician.

Val is a genuine and transparent artist who writes and sings from her heart. She is a quality musician . . . worth listening to!

Val, let me start out by saying how much your CD has ministered to my heart! Music like this is hard to find! I thought music like this didn’t exist until I heart Serene and Pearl’s music. Since they only have 2 CDs that I really loved (previous ones were nice, but not totally about motherhood and walking with Jesus in this life I’m in right now), I thought that is where it stopped until one of my closest and dearest friends introduced me to your music. I was able to get your CD for free at the recent Above Rubies Texas retreat as a door prize. Now I just ordered 2 for my mom and mother in love for Mother’s Day. I didn’t have a peace about purchasing something else that would collect dust or have no meaning. I popped on my iPod and went to your album when it dawned on me the perfect gift – your CD!! I can’t wait to receive them and gift them to my precious mothers who have influenced my life so greatly. Just listening to the words on your album will speak truths into their lives!!! Thank you again!! May Christ bless you in this endeavor – I can’t wait for your next CD!!

Dear Val, I purchased your cd after the Alabama retreat. “I HAD NO IDEA”, you had all of those wonderful lyric’s in you! I have been tremendously blessed by this cd. I have loaned my copy out to a good friend of mine and I will tell you, that it has only been a few day’s but I miss my cd. I am forwarding a lot of people to your web-site and praying that they will purchase your cd because it has been such a blessing to me. It has been a really long time since I’ve come across a cd that “EVERY” song is really GOOD. All that I can really say is please, continue to allow God to move you vocally because you have been BLESSED! I truly love every song. When I am down I am quickly encouraged by “Father” and the title song of course. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

I just auditioned the Lani Clark album and was so impressed by her voice and beautifully written songs….I see they were written by you (Val Halloran).

Greetings Leilani and Victoria . . . great job on the new cd. I just finished pre-viewing all of the selections and will probably add eight songs of yours to our playlist. Maybe some time we can arrange a phone interview . . . lots of irons in the fire now, but down the road hopefully we’ll be able to connect. God’s best to you!

Hi Val,
Your first CD has inspired me on many a cold day:)

I love your music!   I often listen to your songs that I downloaded, and my favorite is “By Your Grace”.  Spartanburg, South Carolina just doesn’t know what it’s missing.  🙂

Your song God Says They’re Gifts is so beautiful. I can see why this sweet grieving mother would want it sung tomorrow at her little one’s funeral. You are a blessing to so many. Your music is annointed of God. I am enjoying listening to it. Thank you for your obedience to His leading to write and sing for Him. Pam

Thank you Val for the words and the lyrics. The first song really helped me personally too and I want to thank you
God Bless, Jen

I listened to your song too. What a blessing. What a great reminder! You have such a gift! Jamie

Your song “God Says They’re Gifts” brings me to tears — just *reading* the text on my screen. Denise

I’m sitting here crying. Those songs are so beautiful. Love Wendy

I had to go out of town for several days so I didn’t get a chance to thank you for the CD’s.  Everyone who has heard it loves it.  Thanks again for the CD’s.  I do hope that the Lord will inspire you to continue writing and singing for His glory. Sincerely, Bob

I heard of you through the Above Rubies site. I saw you there on the links page I think and then went to you website. From there I jsut have to say how awesome our God is! The song, “By Your Grace” ministered to me in a way no other song ever has. I was seperated from my husband at the time (he left) and oh how I needed that song!!!! My dear husband is home now and the song means so much to both of us. We have it on our computer and listen to it often. 🙂

I hope that the Lord places in your heart the desire to continue with your music and to record more cd’s.  They have been a souce of blessings to me and my family as i am sure they have been to others.

I let someone listen to your music today at lunch and they loved it.  I gave them the Cd and they said they would like more for their friends on their job.  I don’t know if you have ever contacted TBN.  The lady that listened today said they welcome new singers and their music.  I going to look into it tomorrow.  She said your voice was like velvet, so peaceful and anointed.  I agree. Thanks for the music in advance but just like you sowed your music into my life, you be open to receive if I sow what the Lord have blessed me with into your life.

PLEASE fast and pray before you stop singing. I have been where you are, and I know that satan was just trying to stop me from doing what the Lord wanted. Even though things seemed not to be going as I would have liked. Satan KNOWS you ARE a blessing! And your music that the Lord has given you BLESSED AND SAVED AND HELPED A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE!
I will be praying! I love you!!! From Anna Bella

Lord Jesus, thank you for the lovely gift of a musician’s heart and voice that you’ve given Val. Please show her the path You want her to walk in this season of her life.For the sake of Your Kingdom Amen. From Denise in UT

Val,
That is outstanding!  I really love the words and identify with them, (the love, awe, joy, and fear).  (I look forward to hearing the words put to music.)
I checked out your website the other day and listened to your songs.  You have a beautiful voice and, even better, the God-given ability to minister through song.  Do you still have that CD left?  I’d like to order one.Have a wonderful day!
Stacie

Val I love your music it touches my soul, I heard Keeper of My Heart on my way home from where I had been gone, long story but all is well now. Anyway I heard your song and fell in love with it but missed who the artist was. I have been searching ..Thank the good Lord I found it tonight. The Lord has truely blessed you with a beautiful voice. Keep singing hun.
In Gods Love
Doris

Val, Let me start out by saying how much your CD has ministered to my heart!  Music like this is hard to find!  I thought music like this didn’t exist until I heart Serene and Pearl’s music.  Since they only have 2 CDs that I really loved (previous ones were nice, but not totally about motherhood and walking with Jesus in this life I’m in right now), I thought that is where it stopped until….  Tanya Bartholomew, one of my closest and dearest friends introduced me to your music.  I was able to get your CD for free at the recent Above Rubies Texas retreat as a door prize.  Now I just ordered 2 for my mom and mother in love for Mother’s Day.  I didn’t have a peace about purchasing something else that would collect dust or have no meaning.  I popped on my iPod and went to your album when it dawned on me the perfect gift – your CD!!  I can’t wait to receive them and gift them to my precious mothers who have influenced my life so greatly.  Just listening to the words on your album will speak truths into their lives!!!Thank you again!! May Christ bless you in this endeavor – I can’t wait for your next CD!!!Christine

Val, My name is Vicki S. and I purchased your cd after the Alabama retreat.  “I HAD NO IDEA” you had all of those wonderful lyric’s in you!   I have been tremendously blessed by this cd.  I have loaned my copy out to a good friend of mine and I will tell you, that it has only been a few day’s but I miss my cd.  I am forwarding a lot of people to your web-site and praying that they will purchase your cd because it has been such a blessing to me.  It has been a really long time since I’ve come across a cd that “EVERY” song is really GOOD.  All that I can really say is please, continue to allow God to move you vocally because you have been BLESSED!  I truly love every song.  When I am down I am quickly encouraged by “Father”  and the title song of course.May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. Respectfully, Vicki

Val Halloran. 🙂 Our dear Val has been another long time member of the AR egroup. She also is the current moderator of God’s Vision for Families and has blessed the ladies of AR retreats with her beautiful gift of music! Val is another LOVER of the Word and enjoys drawing us deeper into God’s perspective especially as we discuss topics that can cause some sensitivity! Tamie

Comments from Radio Stations

val4God Bless You For Sending the CD in the mail! I was truly blessed by it and I have added the tracks to the broadcast! God is doing a great thing in your ministry! I would love to continue to help out your ministry. If you would like for me to do anything else for your ministry (Add music, Ads, Sweepers, etc) Please let me know 🙂 God Bless  You!
Michael W. Moss
Owner/Operator of Indie Gospel Radio
http://indiegospelradio.org/

As Music Director for WAFT 101.1 FM, Christian Radio for South Georgia and North Central Florida, I get a lot of music across my desk. The first thing I do even before listening is to read the “thank you’s” and words to the songs if they are there. The message is first. If the singer/song writer has nothing to say I don’t waste my time. The music is second. With Val Halloran’s music it’s all there, quality music and words that speak the truth. Val writes and sings from her heart, things that she is experiencing with Christ day by day. As a mother of 8 and a pastor’s wife she hasn’t time for fluff. God is real to her and it shows in her music, her life and her children. After listening to Val’s music you know God is real, she lives with Him.

Keeper of my Heart. This song is well done and one of the best independent singles I have heard in a long time. Paul Tipton Program Director WGCS

Yes, I have the CD and am adding music. I would really like to have ya’ll on our early morning time 7-8:30 a.m. I don’t know how feasible that is with school and work schedules. Think about it and let me know. Sheila Hofmeister WAFT

Hi again, Val….I was auditioning your CDs first, several songs were really great…..and you have a nice voice…..then I heard Lani’s album next and read that you had written most of the songs. Lani has wonderful interpretation of your songs and the background accompaniment superb. I will be playing them. I found Lani’s web page and emailed her too.

Hi Val, Yes – I would like your new CD and any other CD’s you have out. I have heard some of your songs before and I think we can use them on-air.(66 station network)

will put even more of your songs on our music only stream online which will be a sound with more energy. If you like after I go through all the CD’s you send I can send you a list of what I used where. I will place some of your songs on our main radio station feed. Keep up the good work, Our site is LifeTalk.net just click listen live.

God bless you for sending the CD! I was truly blessed by it and I have added the tracks to the broadcast! God is doing great things in your ministry! I would love to continue to help out your ministry.. God bless you!

Val, we would like to receive all your releases. We are playing several of your songs and they are doing well.