After struggling with a life-altering diagnosis, Peg Luke has written a new song to bring healing and peace to those who are struggling.
Peg Luke grew up in a musical family in the U.S., with her older brother and sister heavily involved in music, she aspired to be just like them.
By the age of five, she started piano and by seven the flute. Ever since then, she wanted to pursue a classical music career and it was successful. She has played 11 solo concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City, sold-out concerts at Cadogan Hall in London, and has worked with many famous people in the classical world such as Isaac Stern and Mstislav Rostropovich.
However, during that time, Luke's parents passed away and she found herself at a crossroads with wanting to continue music but also grieving and healing from what she's lost.
"I was really sad and I couldn't find music that helped me heal, calm down, just feel a sense of love and this it's okay," says Luke. "I felt God swaying me in that direction so I started a project encompassing the Psalms and we did a whole project called Psalm Space."
Psalm Space was a two-year project to reimagine the Psalms and to bring out its healing properties to the fullest it can.
Now, Luke is promoting her newest song called "I am Home, Lord," and it is inspired by people who don't have homes themselves—the homeless, immigrants or service people that are stationed abroad.
"God is with us all the time, that's what I'm trying to say in this tune and it has been well received. I feel as if my music has a reason behind it, I want to say something with my music."
Luke's journey has been anything but easy, three years ago she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Mesenteric Panniculitis. It occurs when "the tissue that holds the small intestines in place becomes inflamed and forms scar tissue." (Mayo Clinic)
The musician says that once she was diagnosed with this disease, she felt alone and afraid and didn't know what to do.
"I knew that God was there and gives me strength and joy and love even in the darkest times. When my disease is active, there's still a reason for me to live, and I bring that message to everyone. You are loved, there's a reason why you're here. You matter, we see you. You are important."
She now records all of her projects in her home studio in her basement.
Peg Luke also plans on releasing her first Christmas album in November 2023.
More information can be found at pegluke.com.