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Mark and Cindy took care of Cindy's father who had Parkinson’s Disease for five and a half years in their home. The physical and emotional aspects of caregiving had stretched Cindy to her limits. On top of that was hosting family Christmas and three family birthdays. She was feeling very depressed. She was especially frustrated not having time and energy for some things she really wanted to do with music.   

It was Thursday, their regular date night. The day had been unusually frustrating. Cindy struggled to bring her best to their time together. Mark asked what she would like to do and she said sardonically, “I want to write a song”. When Mark and Cindy returned home, Mark was moving forward with the idea of writing a song together. Cindy was “not feeling it” but figured she better make an effort since it was her idea.  Mark began the session asking Cindy what she was feeling. She responded: “overwhelmed, discouraged, my body hurts, trying not to worry about”…etc. (You get the bleak picture).  Then Mark asked what the Lord had speaking to her about to which Cindy replied, “Well He is speaking to me a lot. I still haven’t got it to go from my head to my heart though.” Mark said, “like what?” “Well," Cindy said...    

Mark started strumming on the guitar and words started coming. The song was written in literally a few minutes. Mark and Cindy were in total awe of what just happened.  They continue to sing this "date-night" song frequently and share it with friends going through  intense situations.

In addition to the Bible, here are some teachings Cindy was heavily influenced by that fed into the writing of UNshaken:

This is my kids' favorite song to dance to! They listen over and over again!” - Alisha
Love the song. The meaning behind it is powerful. Reading the story behind the song helped me because I deal with depression often.” - Dwight