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Like a Tree Album


1. Fight the Good Fight of Faith 3:16
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

“Fight the Good Fight of Faith”, represents speaking God's Word (His Seed) over our circumstances which guarantees a victorious outcome. This is how we fight in life, we speak God's Word (the Bible), using faith, overcoming the curses to live a blessed life in the Kingdom of God. God has wonderful Promises for us in His Word, and we can receive these by speaking things that are in agreement with His Word, in faith, which is how we fight the good fight of faith. Truly, this Biblical understanding has changed my life, and the Holy Spirit wanted me to share it in song with as many people as possible to spread “good seed” into the life of every listener. And to God be the glory!


2. The Garden 3:29
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

When God created humanity, in the Garden of Eden, He made us in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). He intended for us to be an exact duplication of Himself with power and amazing ability. He even gave Adam authority and dominion, telling him to subdue every creeping thing, furthermore reign over all the Earth. When Adam didn't follow God's instruction by subduing the Snake (Satan), soon after he and Eve were deceived by him and gave over their authority and dominion to him, thereby causing the “Fall of Man”. This caused separation in spirit from God, destroying all the blessings of Paradise and replacing them with the curse (thorns, thistles, sin, sickness, disease, and death).

God's only Remedy was to send Himself in the form of a man to take back what had been given over to Satan, by giving birth to Christ in the flesh aka the “Second Adam”, and restore humanity back to God's original design and intention. Through our Lord and Savior conquering Satan at the Cross, Christians can now live once again in “The Garden”, above the curse from the Fall. Moreover, we can live on Earth as it is in Heaven, which is the inspiration behind this Biblically-based song.


3. Like a Tree 5:16
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

This is the story of my husband and I from birth to adulthood, separately growing up in different parts of Northern California, and then eventually meeting in church in our twenties.

The metaphor of growing “like a tree” is something my mother used to teach me about when I was a child. She said that my life was like a tree with different branches, and that I could choose how I wanted to grow.

Years later after becoming a Christian, this notion of being “like a tree” took on an even deeper Biblical meaning for me, and has profoundly grown in my heart over time. I treasure Scriptures such as, Jeremiah 17:7-8, where it tells us that as we trust in God in all circumstances, not giving into fear, we can be “like a tree” planted by the water, always bearing good fruit.

This last year my husband and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary, and the Lord gave me this song in my spirit as I was in the studio writing for this album. It became a sort of wedding gift from my heart to my husband's, honoring family, our blessed marriage in Christ, and the many seasons of life we have experienced.

With the release of this new CD baby, we are so grateful to be continuing to bear good fruit for God. Our prayer is that this album, “Like a Tree”, will plant seeds into the heart of every listener, producing a blessed harvest that actually permeates, helping to make the Earth more like Heaven.


4. Greater Things than These 3:08
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

Christ came as both a man and God in the flesh. He actually set aside His Divine power, though, in order to be like us and exemplify just how, as human beings, we are to rely on God every moment, and access the power of the Holy Spirit to do great things. To demonstrate this, He was baptized himself, and received the Holy Spirit. It was only after this that He began to perform miracles, signs, and wonders.

In John 14:12, Christ says that those who believe and follow Him will be able to do even “greater things than these”, referring to the healing of people, raising the dead, casting demons out, and freeing the oppressed, both physically and spiritually, teaching them to be disciples of Christ and baptizing them.

There are so many needs around us today from sickness and disease, to emotional/mental challenges, to unnecessary poverty and hunger, to people being spiritually separated from God. Therefore, the Lord put it on my heart to share this AMAZING Biblical understanding in John 14:12 in the form of a song. We all need to be inspired to really pursue the example of Christ and receive EXACTLY what He said. And in so doing, we too will be like Him, baptized with the Holy Spirit, performing these miraculous signs and wonders, and more!


5. You Are Holy 3:22
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

By studying the Bible and seeing oneself in “the mirror” of Scripture, which reveals the need for renewal and restoration with God, a person is baptized and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is an actual participation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, where the individual dies to the “old man or self and its ways” and is resurrected into a “new man or self and the ways of Christ”.

Because of this, the person is dead to sin since the spirit of Christ now lives in them, and the cleansing Blood that occurred at Baptism continues to cover them like a constant waterfall of purification. The person is an actual partaker of Christ's Holiness, as well as, a member of the Body of Christ – a living and breathing holy temple.

The Bible describes that from “glory to glory”, a person resembles Christ more and more as he or she is transformed by His Spirit. And watering oneself (the seed of Christ within) with the Word (the Bible) on a continual daily basis, magnifies this progression with faith.

God has made every individual in His image and likeness with a specific assignment for existence here on Earth. Through Christ, the awareness of this purpose becomes clear and one's destiny is finally found – a citizen of Heaven. Furthermore, we are to make the Earth like Heaven by being Christlike or holy in thought, word, and deed, from glory to glory.

The Holy Spirit prompted me to write this deeply important Biblical understanding into a song because we, as human beings, need to know that we CAN be holy through Christ – a truly amazing gift and way of life from our wonderful Lord and Savior – thank you, dear Jesus!


6. Body of Christ 3:00
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

Before Christ ascended to Heaven, He gave us the “Great Commission” before leaving. He told us to finish what He had begun, and continue His work in the Earth, making it more like Heaven, restoring humanity back to God and His blessings. He gave Christians all authority and dominion, having conquered Satan at the Cross, and told us to go make disciples of every nation, and baptize them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teach everything He had taught.

As followers of Christ, we can show this same perfect love for others, and even meet all of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the oppressed. We are literally His Body, called to do this. I wrote this song to remind us of this mission statement we have received as a Church from Him.

The Greek word for church is “ecclesia”, which means “called out ones”. The Body of Christ is exactly that, we are separate from this world, as the Church, here to represent our Lord and Savior. We are “Ambassadors of Heaven”. Moreover, Church is “a people”, not a building, and as Christ went about 24/7 spreading blessings in the Earth, so shall we, as His hands and feet.


7. A New Song in My Heart 3:38
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

A few years ago, I endured a vocal injury that caused me to take four years off from my professional music career. During that time, my relationship with God grew more intimate than ever before. I really slowed down in my life, and spent a lot of quiet time learning to listen to God's Spirit. He took me on a Biblical journey regarding the value of words, which transformed my mind and mouth.

A Biblical teaching, known as “the Law of Sowing and Reaping” taken from Genesis 8:22 and described in Proverbs 18:20-21 impacted my life profoundly. It taught me that the type of harvest one reaps is directly related to the kind of seed (words) sown or spoken with the mouth. As a result of all that the Lord was teaching me, I became more dedicated to purposefully sowing good seed in my life and the lives of others with my words.

Once the Lord healed my voice, and I was able to not only talk again, but professionally sing, the words that I spoke and sang greatly changed. Today, as a singer/songwriter, the songs that I write are carefully created. Every word is prayerfully received and aligned with God's Word in Scripture, which is the story behind this new song in my heart.


8. You Make Me Beautiful 3:27
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

Every day we get up and put clothes on our bodies, and do other beautifying things to make ourselves look presentable. As a spirit with a soul, God has helped me to understand that we need to also dress ourselves spiritually each day by putting on Scripture – reading and praying through the Word of God.

In so doing, we are reminded of how much we are lovingly cherished by our Lord and Savior, and that we are washed completely clean in Christ with a new batch of His mercy for the day. His wisdom from His Word, also, sets our mind and mood for the day, providing a peace and sustained joy that surpasses anything in the world.

My husband actually says that after I have spent time with my Heavenly Father, reading the Bible and praying through Scripture out loud, that it makes me “glow like Moses”. Touched in my spirit from his heartfelt words, I decided to write this song. May it sincerely inspire all of us to be made beautiful from the inside out.


9. It's a Choice 4:08
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

As a disciple of Christ, I live to follow my Savior's example, regardless of circumstance. Sometimes this is not as easily done. His Spirit, however, helps me, as I stop and rely upon It. Since faith comes by hearing the Word of God, as I feed my soul with His wonderful teachings in the Bible, the strength to do whatever I must do is supplied. And as a result, all things ARE really possible, giving Him glory. With all that I am, thank you, dear Jesus, for helping me to make the right choices and live according to your perfect Will, which has given birth to this song.


10. For His Good Pleasure 4:18
Lyrics & Music: Kimberlee M. Leber
Publishing: 2017 My Diary Publishing, BMI

God has uniquely designed each of us with a specific purpose that is meant to give Him glory. No one has the same fingerprint as another, indicating the importance of every single person. We have even been born at this time in history for a reason that He has predetermined before He ever laid the foundation of the Earth, which is quite amazing (Ephesians 1:3-14). As we draw close to God through Christ, seeking His wisdom in the Bible as if it were treasure, we find our life's assignment and destiny. I can personally attest that His plan is truly perfect. Giving the Lord pleasure and glory with the musical gifts He has given me has brought me the greatest fulfillment ever imagined. And He wanted me to encourage every soul out there in song with this message, revealing how adored each of you are to Him, and for you to give Him glory with how He created you!



Kimberlee M. Leber's Biography


Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, gratefully shares with you her fifth solo album, "Like a Tree", showcasing her most recent written music to date after a long heartfelt year of helping take care of her beloved stepdad before his passing. Dedicated to him, the album truly presents an honest delivery of deep wisdom enveloped in flavorful melodies, soulful vocals, and inviting sounds that promise to feed your spirit.

Kimberlee is credited with production, arrangement, and engineering, while also performing all vocals and instrumentation on her new release, "Like a Tree". Offering musical medicine for the soul, it provides a timeless musical soundscape with a message for all. As entertaining as it is spiritually healing, the listener will be drawn into the enlightening words and soothing, yet soaring vocal expressions of Kimberlee. Her acoustic driven guitar serves as a familiar presence on the album, along with her Telecaster adding a bluesy dimensional tone on many of the tracks. However, seven of the ten songs were written on the Fender Rhodes keyboard or the Wurlitzer, bringing about a new creative process for Kimberlee as a songwriter since she has formerly been known to write with her guitar.

“This album is a very special one, pulled down from Heaven with my spirit”, confesses Kimberlee. “I spent a lot of solitary time with God to receive these songs from Him, praying constantly and asking Him what He wanted me to share with people”.

The album is appropriately highlighted with a Gospel-infused aura from the Hammond B-3 organ, providing a perfect backdrop for the Biblically inspired words. And favored percussive sounds, such as the Brazilian cuica, among others, are uniquely placed in her production, reminiscent of Kimberlee's musical time spent with the Latin group, Breath Spirit & Life. Overall, Kimberlee's appreciation for R&B has resurfaced once again, reminding the listener of the musically diverse background she has traveled throughout her career.

"Like a Tree", definitely finds Kimberlee in a place of spiritual maturity, sharing revelation knowledge that she believes God has called her to spread in order to help create the atmosphere of Heaven on Earth. The Biblical principles she has learned have given birth to this new music, making it a wonderful spiritual resource with the power to change and restore lives, relationships, and more.

If one were to rewind back to Kimberlee's musical beginnings, however, its origin would be traced to shortly after she was born. Her mother was known for comforting the child with the sounds of her singing voice. And almost nightly, Kimberlee learned the language of music during those precious moments. For many years, this routinely occurred at bedtime, undoubtedly shaping Kimberlee more than her mother realized.

As a result, Kimberlee understood that music was a unique language. She witnessed its ability to aid the troubled heart. By the time she was eight, Kimberlee knew she was going to become a singer when she grew up. Reflecting on her youth, Kimberlee recalls telling her Mom this deep knowingness about her future. Through music, she believed that one day she would be able to help thousands upon thousands of suffering people in the world.

Taking her vision seriously, at age twelve, Kimberlee began guitar lessons to accompany her burgeoning voice as a singer. Her mother’s persistent support, coupled with her stepfather's financial generosity, brought about the opportunity to be mentored under the wing of Phil St. Pierre (he had worked in Los Angeles with the legendary Louis Armstrong). As Kimberlee grew more confident with her instrument, the pre-teen began performing for family and friends. For nearly three years, she trained with St. Pierre, learning basic music theory and dozens of songs. Over time, she developed a solid repertoire and started entertaining large audiences with him.

When Kimberlee was fifteen, she was accepted into Judy Davis’ highly acclaimed vocal studio in California. She studied under the world renowned Vocal Coach, who had trained industry acts, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead, Steve Perry of Journey, Eddie Money, En Vogue, and a host of others.

People Magazine wrote of Davis, “A blunt, feisty singing coach with a waiting list of 600 protégés, she boasts of former clients that reads like a pop Hall of Fame…Streisand says that when she sought out Judy, “I was like a paralyzed person, having to relearn to walk”…“I’m a vocal plumber,” Davis says. “I fix the pipes, that’s all.”

Davis typically didn’t accept students unless they were at least eighteen years of age. Nevertheless, she made an exception with Kimberlee because her voice was especially mature. Kimberlee would find herself with Davis for nearly nine years, building one of the strongest vocal foundations possible to help launch her music career as an adult.

Embracing multiple genres of music from Country, Rock, Folk, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and R&B, Kimberlee intuitively combined the musical styles over time, creating a sound of her own. Developing creatively in relation to her walk with God through Christ, she has pursued songwriting wholeheartedly, discovering it to be a powerful medium for communication.

Understanding that music is a universal expression that crosses cultures and ethnicities, able to soothe the pain we have caused one another, Kimberlee has come to believe her musical talent is a privilege held with great responsibility. “Words have value”, she acknowledges, “they are more than sound – they are spirit. Therefore, words should be chosen wisely. And there are no greater words than the Biblical words of God”. Kimberlee is committed to writing and recording songs that plant seeds for a better world, thereby helping to heal the human race.

Blessed in her career to have performed for the United States Olympics, the national anthem at major professional sporting events with audiences as large as 40,000, national and international political events, also to have won first place in a Nashville Talent Competition, received a nomination for Best Artist Out of County for the Orange County Music Awards in the Greater L.A. Area, appeared on major television networks (FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS), received national radio airplay, participated in different benefit concerts with artists such as, Pete Escovedo, shared the stage with Michael McDonald, Kool & The Gang, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Luther Tucker, Keith Urban, Martha Munizzi, performed and/or recorded with Eddie Caipo (Engineer for No Doubt, Santana’s Karl Perazzo, Deftones), Bryant Mills (Drummer for the late John Lee Hooker, Maria Maldaur, Charlie Musselwhite, Boz Skaggs, Michelle Schocked), Terry Carleton (Session Drummer for the late Kevin Gilbert who began Tuesday Night Music Club with Sheryl Crow), Al Berry (Sony Records Recording Artist and former Session Bassist for B.B. King, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ric Ocasek), J.R. Johnston (Bassist for Cream of Wee Gee, Produced by Eric Valentine of Smashmouth, Nickel Creek), Gabriel Falcon (Drummer for Ricky Martin Productions), Alberto Albis (Bassist for Coolio, Vanessa Carlton), James Fenner (Percussionist for Christopher Cross), AL Gomez (Guitarist for Willie Nelson, Neville Brothers), Rich Spremich (Drummer for Malo, Jorge and Carlos Santana), performed at world-renowned Biblical Author/Preacher John Hagee's Cornerstone Church, performed at Randy Phillip's (of Phillips, Craig and Dean Christian Music Group) PromiseLand Church, and many others, Kimberlee has experienced a diverse musical profession and ministry.

With her debut EP, “Learning How to Love”, Kimberlee toured nationally and received favorable reviews. Catching the interest of former Capitol Records Recording Artist /Producer, Paul Laurence, she recorded her second album, “What am I gonna do?”. Venturing into a different direction in 2011, she plunged into the Latin market, collaborating with Breath Spirit & Life, singing in Spanish for the first time. In support of the album, "Flame-On", produced by 13-Time Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Gilbert Velasquez, the band toured consistently, performing and ministering in song, even for the largest Martin Luther King Jr. March in the U.S. with an attendance of 100,000 (filmed and archived at the White House). Returning to her solo career in 2013, Kimberlee released her first Christmas CD, "O Come All Ye Faithful", charting #1 on ReverbNation's National Holiday Charts. On her fourth solo album, “Pledge My Heart”, Kimberlee partnered with West Coast Songwriter's Award Winning Songwriter, Suzie Daines, for some of the material on the 2014 release. The musical team also penned, "America's Closed", with Keith Greeninger, winner of the prestigious Kerrville and Telluride songwriting competitions.

Although these milestones have been intrinsically filling, Kimberlee finds her greatest fulfillment in knowing she is helping this hurting world with her God-given talents. As we have all heard since childhood, “a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down in the most delightful way.” And music inspired by the Word of God is just that – sweet medicine for the soul.

To find out more about Kimberlee M. Leber, visit www.Kimberlee.com
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    Aretha Franklin, Amos Lee, Mavis Staples, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Ashley Cleveland, Mike Farris, Sade, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Beth Hart, Patty Griffin, Elton John, Al Green, Stevie Wonder
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    Aretha Franklin, Ashley Cleveland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jonny Lang, Beth Hart, Rickie Lee Jones, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Wynonna Judd, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Elton John, Tuck & Patti, Amos Lee, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Kahn, Mike Farris
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