“All for the Glory of God Ministry, a non-profit under the auspices of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, exists today out of a call to serve the Body of Christ through song, and to use its profits solely for the building up of God’s Church.”
Losing my sight at the age of twenty five was the darkest and most tragic time of my life. Not only were my physical eyes blinded, but my spiritual eyes, too. I clung so tightly to my own wants and desires for my life that I had no sight for what the Lord’s plan might be. As I began to understand this and chose to seek the Lord’s will rather than my own, He transformed my blindness from tragedy into gift. How incredible and awesome our God is! His ways are beyond any imagining and His blessings are abundant when we seek His will.
HOW OUR MINISTRY BEGAN
Playing the piano by ear has been one of God’s greatest gifts of my blindness. For many years I have had the opportunity to share this gift by playing prelude music on Sundays before Mass and meditational music during Reconciliation services. And despite the simplicity of my playing, God has used it to touch the hearts of many. My very good friend, Paula Joy, believed that I needed to make a recording of what I played so that even more people could share it. After many months of prayer, I knew He was calling us to raise money for the Building Fund in our parish by selling a recording of the music I played. That is when All for the Glory of God Ministry began.
GOD’S BIGGER PLAN
In November of 2005,my first CD, entitled, All for the Glory of God, was released. In less than four months time we raised $6,000 for our parish. We were in awe of what the Lord had done. But He made it very clear to both of us that this was just the beginningand that His plan was much bigger. So we continued our recordings and released more CDs. Then we began to bring the music to other parishes within our diocese so that they, too, could share in the gift and the proceeds from it. Today there are seven CD recordings which are being shared all across the country. God’s power and grace have been made manifest in ways far beyond any imagining.
CREATING EACH SONG
The instrument that I use, for both creating and recording my music, is a YAMAHA Clavinova - a digital piano with wonderful features including very authentic sounding instruments. This has allowed me to enhance the solo piano sound with flute, harp, strings, guitar and many other instruments. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to both arrange and play an entire orchestra. Most importantly, though, is that the Lord be glorified, and the hearts of His people be drawn to Him as they listen. Therefore, praying for the grace to both arrange and play in accordance to the Lord’s will rather than my own, is an essential part of creating each song.
“Noise! Cell phones, TVs, radios, rappers . . . an existing world of bedlam, confusion, and annoyance! Then someone hands you a CD, All for the Glory of God. What is this, you ask? Peace comes the answer, tranquility, wonderful piano music to soothe the soul and relieve the mind of the chaos of noise we endure daily!
The music is magical. Played peacefully, slowly, absorbed in your very being to bring refreshment, a sense of euphoria to your soul. Where did this relief come from, you ask? From a blind woman who is a musical genius by the name of Vicky Kolman. The meditations are wonderful! Some of the songs are well-known to most people but to others a new experience to listen to music that absorbs your mood, creates a focus on beauty and peace!
There are six of these CDs. Each one unique in the selection of the music played. But all six have the same impact on your psyche! Glorious, wonderful relaxation while reading a book or just sitting in silence in your most comfortable chair just to listen! How often, I ask myself, can I endure the pandemonium of the world? Where can I find relief? Vicky Kolman has provided the answer with her magical piano!”
“Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Close your eyes. Turn on the Vicky Kolman’s music and realize you are in the presence of God.
If you could express your prayer deeply and meditatively through a piano, this is what it would sound like. Vicky's music puts me in a prayerful state and keeps me focused on my prayer, aware of my spirit, and my communication with God.
I cannot help but think of the words to the songs I know, so even if you don't quite know what to say, how to express your thoughts, this music carries you along and brings beautiful thoughts and words to your mind.
I highly recommend Vicky's music to everyone, for peaceful, prayerful and personal moments with God.”