Thanks for stopping by! Just wanted to fill you in a bit on our fall; those things we’ve survived and are looking forward to. It’s a full life if you live it so and by all means, we’re diving in. STAY TUNED. I’ve written some new tunes I’m excited for you to hear. I’m learning to write and I’ll share soon!
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I often tell folks who ask what I do that my world is very much like a rotating box. I am a wife and momma of four kiddos, a singer/recording artist, a songwriter and a worship leader. At any given time, one of those is at the top but still supported and a part of the other three.
I have a very large support system of family and friends that have become family that enable us to do this and I’m crazy grateful they are willing and available. We absolutely love you guys!
I’ve been able to do way more shows than I did last year and am always most grateful for the places and folks that have me back!!
Thanks to the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, I got to be a part of Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival again this summer!
I played alongside some amazing guys, namely Steve Laciak, (AMAZING voice and songs. Love what he and Kate Phillips do together!) WestWend, (super talented duo with hauntingly great harmonies) Travis Singleton, (whom I’m just nuts about) and Grady Milligan, (a CRAZY fun guy to watch in concert.)
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I was amazingly blessed to head down to Trinity Lutheran Church in Delray Beach, FL a few weeks ago. It had been a crazy fall. On my way to one of my shows in Gatlinburg I hydroplaned on a back mountain road and flipped off into a a bunch of bamboo, totaling my van. I was alone, actually had my guitar in her hard case instead of my gig bag and walked away (was actually pulled out by a cowboy and another passerby) with nothing but a bruise on my leg.
I had always imagined what it would be like to be in a hanging-from-your-seatbelt accident, and I can honestly say there was a very surreal peace through it. This past year I have been rear ended twice and head-butted by a deer.
This accident, however, is one of those moments that time revolves around. So, AFTER the accident, we had to get a new vehicle, which sent my husband down to FL to pick it up.
The following week I headed down to Delray Beach, FL. It was an honor to lead with other folks, who like myself, were in transition and weary from the unknown. It was a great gift to come and lead them knowing that our hope, strength and future was the same. Sometimes we need to remind each other of that. My band was stellar, my hosts so very gracious and Blue Moon tastes even better in South Florida.
November 8-10th I’ll be heading back to Naples, FL for the 4th annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference! If you are a creative or have desire to see where God is moving in the arts, PLEASE make plans to join us! Check out their website for the list of folks meeting there. You may not know them by name, but they have become like family to me and I look forward to hearing what God is up to all over the world. You will be blessed. Promise.
I pray for you as you are experiencing your very full life too, that you are being brave. It’s the hardest thing to do, I think, and I would find it completely impossible if I didn’t truly believe that I was created and sustained by One who loves me more than I could possibly fathom. When I look to the cross and to Jesus, I believe that.
Blessings and peace to you!! Dance sometime today