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PLEASE USE OUR VIDEOS!

PLEASE USE OUR MUSIC!! God is doing wonderful things as many creatively reach out to families during  this "stay at home" Covid 19 season.  We are so happy to partner w you all!  Friends, I've been receiving quite a few emails and messages from churches and groups asking permission to connect our songs to curriculum being created online services being created during our...

Happy Birthday to Me!

Scroll down to find two gifts for you (in red) ****   Today is my birthday. I was supposed to babysit a friend's little sister who has special needs today, but awoke very early to a text saying that they would be staying home due to a cold...no small worry in these days of the coronavirus. Tho' I'll miss spending time with sweet Cassie, the gift to me in this change of schedule was...

Jesus Carries Us Near His Heart

On January 27, 2020, our team met in the lobby of the hotel in Bacolod at 4:00 am (!), making enough time to get all 25 or so of us (including the 15 local kids, most of whom had never flown before) safely on the plane to Legazpi. After that delightful flight (the kids were adorable), we spent a bit of time greeting people at the airport, then took a van ride to the church where David Matthews...

Philippines 2020! God is GOOD!

It is nearly impossible to put into the words all that happened on our trip to the Philippines. We are in awe and so thankful. If you prayed for us, THANK YOU! We had smooth, uneventful travel (on international flights, ferries, inter-island flights, and various vans, trucks and busses while on the islands). None of our team of 30+ got sick, even though the final days and all of our various...

Happy Fall! Asia was awesome!

As I write this, I have my "Leaves" candle burning, and the days are definitely getting shorter...but sometimes seasons blend into each other here in California.  How could summer have blown past already? Does life seem FAST to you?  I was browsing through a gazillion photos trying to choose just a few to share with you about our recent trip to Asia, and I was stunned at all the...

No Mercy

I told my mom this story, and she said I should share it with everyone, so here it is: A few nights ago I had about an hour drive back to my house and it was late, so I stopped at a gas station for gas and a snack to keep me awake on the way home. The check out line inside the gas station mini-market was several people deep. As I cradled my arm full of snacks and sodas, I couldn't help...

Happy Summer! Finding Heroes and Rest

A couple of weeks ago I had the joy of leading worship at Joni and Friends Family Retreat outside Phoenix. I have long been a fan of the ministry of Joni Eareckson Tada, and these family camps are just one small sliver of the immeasurable joy and hope she has brought to people with special needs and their families around the world. If you're not familiar with Joni, you need to be (Click here)!...

Back from Zimbabwe

Hi, friends! Thank you so much for your prayers and support surrounding my trip to Zimbabwe.  It was incredible!  I met the most wonderful, humble, gentle, selfless,  joyful people.  I played with and helped lead worship for BEAUTIFUL, precious children I will never forget.  I was inspired, challenged, protected, and blessed, and...I learned a lot.  And of...

Being His Arms of Love in Zimbabwe

On April 16, 2019 I'm headed for an adventure...Zimbabwe. What a way to celebrate our Risen Savior--spreading the Good News! He is Risen and Alive!  He conquered death and sin for us!  He gives purpose, peace, power, His Holy Spirit, a home in heaven....so many gifts! My friend Tammy Scorziel and her husband Jeff live in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe full time, ministering to the people of ZImbabwe.

Looking Out at 2019's Horizon

Hi, friends!  Its March already and I can hardly believe that.  Months and seasons blow past so quickly, I feel like I need to take a glance at the Dollar Section bins at Target to remind me where we are! Easter is now upon us...the BEST time of year for Believers in Jesus for sure.  I'm excited about what God has in store this Easter season and beyond.  2019 is...