What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, how you spend your evenings, what you do with your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything. – Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
One glance at the two of us standing next to each other reveals the obvious: we couldn’t be more opposite in so many ways – gracefulness, composure, and common sense paired with ruggedness, spontaneity, and impossible dreams. But in the collision of sweet and savory that is us, somehow there is comprised something deeply complimentary, something greater than the sum of its parts. This is true for both our personal relationship and the music we write and perform together. A second glance, or maybe a little more time in conversation with us, reveals something deeper than the differences: we share a profound reverence for one another, and this reverence is the reason we love, the reason we sacrifice, and the reason we sing. In 2012, Nine years after all the high school football games, plays, and proms were over, we finally became more than just high school sweethearts; we became husband and wife. We can say with all sincerity that marriage is on a daily basis the single most joyful and trying experience we’ve ever had. It’s beautiful. Since we were already a duo for life, forming our band Greg&Lizzy was a natural leap for us.
Prior to performing together as a duo, we each spent years sharing our hearts and music as worship leaders across the US and internationally, and this is something we still love doing frequently. With the release of our first album To the Dust, it felt as though we’d accepted an invitation to a new collision of worlds, a new case of opposites attracting; that same feeling has only continued with the release of our latest album Now That I Have Love. It’s that beautiful place where the Sacred and the secular collide and become one and the same. This collision is, after all, our own story as we are broken, healed, and redeemed over the course of a lifetime. In many ways, we all live in the story of opposites attracting, and the attraction exists because we want wholeness, completion, unity…we want love. We want to be joined with someone, we want there to be only one of “us”, not two of “us”.
So, as one simple man and one simple woman, joined together by one faithful God through one powerful promise, we want to share with you one simple story of love. It’s a true story and one we all have. It’s one that needs to be told more often. We hope for the impossible (which for one of us is totally practical;) …we hope our story and our music somehow floods your heart with peace, hope, joy, and longing, and somehow reminds you of the love for which your heart, mind, soul, and body has been created. This incomprehensible degree to which we are loved is what makes all of us human, and what makes us Greg&Lizzy.