Why, “Geno Pyse & the Proclamation”?

There might be some who have wondered about the name of this site. “Proclamation of what?” you might ask. I have wanted to explain within the “About” page, but an explanation always seemed out of place, strangely enough. However, the name was not originally intended for a blog site.

A couple of years ago I worked on a music project and came out with a four song cd. I would have liked to have had a couple more songs added, but recording is quite expensive. What spurred the project was my frustration with many praise and worship songs today. While Christ, who He is and what He has done, is to be the central focus of worship, so many songs somehow manage to shift the emphasis for what His love for us and how He makes us feel. So I wrote some songs that emphasized exalting Christ, and not about how He or His love makes me feel.

Some musicians were hired or volunteered for the project, but there was not a “band” in any sense of the word. I did not know what to call the project. I did not want to simply go by Geno Pyse, because I only sing on one track. Other than that, I played the drums. I thought about The Geno Pyse Project, but that was too close to The Alan Parsons Project. I wrestled with this for a couple of weeks, until I asked my friend / producer, “What about Geno Pyse & the Proclamation?” By proclamation, I mean of Jesus Christ, His redemptive work, and His exaltation. My friend thought that was fitting.

The cd was done before I plummeted into depression. This was a dark season lasting over a year before the Lord lifted me from it. When I started this site, I initially wrote on topics I feel are often neglected in churches. Later, it seemed more fitting to write about depression and encouragement for those battling with it. There are many who battle with depression and anxiety, but feel ashamed or embarrassed about it. Either way, proclamation is still fitting, as it is the joy and hope in Jesus Christ I proclaim.

I hope you will continue to visit this site for encouragement, and that you will share blogs with others who might be struggling.

If you are curious about the songs, they are available through CDBaby. There are samples to each. You can check them out by going to the following:

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/genopysetheproclamation

Blessings to you!

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