Archive for October, 2010

The Harvest Show

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

On the music set

On the interview set

With Stefan and Valerie (and yes, I was wearing heels!)

South Side Diner in Goshen

This morning I got to be on The Harvest Show on LeSea Broadcasting. October is Sensory Awareness Month, so we talked about my son, Toby, and the miracle that God has done in his life. We also talked about my dad and my music, and I sang a couple of songs. This is such a great show with a real heart for what God is doing all around the world. During the episode, they were getting live reports from Israel, and I was just impressed with the whole production. They’ve asked me back to talk about our trip to Kenya and some other projects, and I will be excited to return!

I took my ministry assistant, LeAnne, with me this time and we had such a great time. We stopped on the way back at the South Side Diner in Goshen. This place was on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. I get so tired of chain restaurants traveling that I’ve started checking where I’m going to see if there are any cool places like this first. We’ve found some very cute places I would never try otherwise. If you go, here’s my tip – the pie is killer.

I also did an interview on Monday with KJYL in Minnesota. I’m prepping for a radio tour in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa next month, and I will be doing a live worship show for KJYL’s sharathon. This interview was looking forward to that. I’ll also be doing several concerts and a couple of women’s events and church services, so it should be a great tour. Looking forward to seeing the details come together!

Worship Workshop Update and Radio Tour Planned

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I’m looking forward to the worship workshop this weekend. Let me know if you’re coming – helps with the planning. You can comment here, or email us at There’s more info below on a previous blog post, but it’s this Sunday in Columbus, OH from 2-5 – see you there!

It’s official – I’m also planning a radio and concert tour next month through WI, MN, and IA. Let me know if there are any opportunities for ministry you think I should know about there! I’ll fill you in as things get finalized, but I am especially looking forward to getting to go to some of the stations out there who have really supported me over the years. It’s so great to put a face to the names.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that I’m going to have to cancel the last Worship Workshop because it was scheduled right in the middle of this tour before I knew I was going. So sorry if you meant to come to that one! I may do some more in the spring if I can fit them in.

And, if you’re in the AL, GA area, I just taped an interview for Faith Broadcasting Network for their show, “The Meeting House” and it will air next Monday – don’t forget to tune in! You can click here for times and stations, etc. October is Sensory Awareness Month, so the interview was about music, but also about my son, Toby, and his struggles with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Let me know what you think!

Back in Lima!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

On the set of Grace for Today on WTLW

My mom in front of WTGN

I’m starting to feel like I live part time in Lima, OH! I was up there just a couple of weeks ago, and this weekend, my mom and went back. Sunday night I sang a mini-concert to kick off a preaching series at Bluffton Baptist church. What wonderful people – I loved meeting their people, their pastor, and the visiting pastor who was preaching. Other than my GPS telling me that we had “reached our destination” when we were sitting in a cornfield with nothing around us, it went great. The pastor said that that happens to everyone who comes to their church – I told them they should put a sign with directions in the cornfield!

The next morning, my mom and I went and did “Grace for Today” live on WTLW. After that we taped two more shows that aired this morning and will air tomorrow. We didn’t realize we were doing so many! Should have brought a different shirt or something – everyone will think we only have this one outfit. 🙂 It was fun, and especially great to do the show with my mom. I’m really proud of her, and proud of what the Lord has done through her since my dad passed away. She’s going to come with me on my radio tour next month, and I’m blessed to have her.