Oh, and you can go HERE to read more about who Roma is and what she does. And to hear some of her songs while you read the interview, click HERE -- I reccommend "Wings of Love". It's my favourite -- not that I've heard all the others. I just love this one. Remember to open it in a new window -- how annoying is it when it exits the page you're trying to read?
If I am at home I mostly write in my home studio. If I am on the road its anywhere there is a piano!
Where do you write your songs?
I have never regretted a decision. I have done things I was not proud of but in the end God works everything out for good and you learn valuable lessons that turn you into the person you are today, so I have no regrets.
Is there a time you regretted a decision you made, but if you hadn’t made it your life wouldn’t be like it is today?
What colour? Are you kidding? Its chocolate so I eat them all!
If you were offered a bag of M&M’s, what colour would you take?
Yes yes yes! I wrote my first song when I was 9 years old (it was pretty bad but it didn't stop me singing it in church lol). I even once turned my mum and dads garage into a 'printing room' and cut and paste all our christmas cards into book which I called "The story of Christmas". I was about 10 and I still have that book!
Have you always loved to write?
So many moments! One that comes to mind was when I was about 24 years old - I was in the middle of touring and got quite sick and was told I may never sing again. For three years I was unable to sing or minister or do anything except sleep. During that time I felt so discouraged because I couldn't 'do' anything for God. Yet it was in that moment that I felt God's love for me the most. I realised during that time of illness that God was showing me that I didn't have to be something or do lots of things for Him to love me - but that He loves me because he chooses too. It is not based on the works that we do. It changed my whole way of doing life and brought a freedom to be myself that I did not have previously.
Has there ever been a moment when you’ve understood, even for just a moment, a tiny part of how big God’s love for us is?
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths". Love that scripture. To me it's saying "when you don't know what to do, just trust Him - dont rely on what you know - because He knows more. Just love Him and give Him praise and He will show you the way to go".
What's the verse you turn to when you're about to make a decision and you're unsure of what to do?
On of my all time favourite books is "Walking on water - reflections on faith and art" by Madeline L'Engle. I love anything by CS Lewis, and I love Tolkein - "The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy".
What authors/writers make you think, and inspire you with things about God and life?