Archive for October, 2009

I give! I’ll twitter…

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Okay, so I’m finally on twitter. 🙂 Follow me at – we can tweet at each other.

You can also find me on facebook, and I’d love to see you there!

Okay, back to your social networking, people!!

Holy Spirit Church

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Last night I got to give a concert in my hometown – something I love, because it’s such a luxury to drive home afterwards. It was a somewhat difficult night, though. The church had just lost a 14 year old boy to the flu the week before, and there was a lot of grief there. I prayed so much about what God would have me share. As many of you know, I have several songs written in times and about times of grief, and most of the time they are helpful. Sometimes, though, when grief is fresh, I worry they will hurt more than help. God is always good, and I really felt that He directed the concert, and many people told me how helpful it was, so praise God!

Hello, Kingsville!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Evelyn with some of her very cool stuff.

Do you have a place that you go to every year? And it starts to feel like home? Welcome to my Kingsville. I’ve been to First Baptist Church in Kingsville, OH for three years now, and they are just sweet people. Yes, this was the site of the famous outdoor concert where my car broke down a mile from the venue, so we hiked it in July heat and 3 inch heels, and as I was singing the words, “Goodbye, goodbye!” I saw my own car being towed past the park where the concert was! Mmm, hmm. We can’t make these things up! And then, those lovely people found me a ride back to Columbus, 3 hours away. And THEN, when I went back a week later to collect my car (broken upper ball joint, glad that didn’t happen on the freeway!!!), those same lovely people had paid for the repair. Really, you can’t get much better than my friends in Kingsville.

This time, I got to stay with Evelyn. You see, Kingsville doesn’t really have a hotel, so Evelyn offered to put us up, and she is just fabulous. And her house was literally an incredible museum and auction house rolled into one – so many interesting things to look at! I was really glad the kids weren’t there, though – so many interesting things to break. 🙂

Love you, Kingsville.

Thank you, pastors!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Me with Scott Young at WTGN

I just had such a fun morning – I got to sing for a pastor appreciation breakfast up in Lima, OH. It’s an annual event put on by WTLW, the local Christian TV station, and WTGN, the local Christian radio station. It’s such a privilege to get to say, “thank you” to pastors – their job is very hard, and often solitary, and I so appreciate what they do!

After the morning, my mom and I went over to WTGN and did some interviews, me about the new music, and mom about her book. We had an awesome time with Scott and Bob!

Sheri Ketner, from WTGN invited us up to do her TV show later in the fall, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing them again. 🙂