Archive for July, 2009

The book is here!!!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

My mom’s book came out and I really hope you’ll go and check it out!

It’s the journal the my dad wrote while he was dying about what God was teaching him through it, and mom has been editing it into a book for the last year. It’s wonderful – funny and heartbreaking and inspiring and wise. I’m so proud of them both!!

You can check it out at I hope you love it!

New album coming…

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Sorry I haven’t been writing much here, but it doesn’t mean I wasn’t writing!!

I’ve been down in Nashville quite a bit lately, and we finished writing all the new songs and will begin recording them at the beginning of August. I am so excited to see what the Lord will do with this album! I really can’t wait to share it with all of you.

Please pray for us as we go into a really busy couple of weeks. I’m recording and performing and doing several radio visits and interviews, and traveling between all of them. It’s going to be a very busy time, but I’m so excited to see the album taking shape. Pray that God will do exactly what He wants to do with it!!

Beautiful Independence Day at Epworth Heights, MI

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

“Thanksgiving in July” concert

Jennifer with Mary June Wilkinson

Vespers on the beach.

Part of the 115 year old sanctuary at Epworth

View at Epworth

View at Epworth

Well, we had a pretty amazing week. I confess, our heads are swimming a bit being back in the states still – we came home and jumped both feet first into VBS, finished the play and the week, and then set out almost immediately for Epworth Heights in Ludington, MI.

Epworth is a community that was founded in 1896 as a summer retreat on Lake Michigan. The beach houses have been handed down in the families for the last 100+ years. It’s just stunning, and feels like a step back in time.

Mary June Wilkinson lives here in the summers, and had seen me sing several times in Florida, her winter home. She invited me and my family up for the week, and we stayed busy! I sang in church on Sunday morning, and then again at the evening vespers on the beach. I also did our kid’s music with my children’s help at their VBS all week, and then gave a concert at their annual “Thanksgiving in July” event.

The rest of the time, we walked, played in the sand, raced turtles (a tradition going back to the thirties – we had the coolest turtle – go, Speedy!!!), toured the museum, played on the playground, got to know incredibly nice people, and had some wonderful together time. What fun! Hope we get to do that again. 🙂