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GMA Canada Week - Day #4 & the Covenant Awards!

GMA Week ended tonight with a closing banquet and the Covenant Awards ceremonies. 50 different awards were given out, for albums and songs in every Christian music genre imaginable. The majority of awards were given out during the dinner, with…
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GMA Canada Week - Day #3

Today was awesome. I'm going to need to take a good half day this week just to review my notes and figure out how to apply them all.

We had another full day of GMA workshops, focusing on promoting and…
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GMA Canada Week - Day #2

Wow, how do I put all of today into a few words?

The day started with an incredible workshop on songwriting. Gerald and I have attended lots of songwriting workshops, both in Toronto and in Nashville, and this was one…
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GMA Canada Week - Day #1

In Nashville, we had lots of chances to get involved with the Christian music industry. They practically meet you when you get off the plane.

But in Canada, everything is much more spread out, less obvious. So this week, we're…
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Happy Halloween!!!

My favourite quote of the day:
Halloween is the one day of the year on which it is still  culturally appropriate to walk up to someone’s house uninvited.  Don't waste it. Our Nashville pastor, Thomas McKenzie
My creations for the
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Singing for a Car Rally?

Okay, we might be alone here, but until recently, we had no idea what a car rally was or why we would be singing at one.

When our home church announced that they'd like to have a car rally, I…
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Rain, Rain, Stay Today...

The beauty of working from home on a rainy, grey day:
Kitchen cafe full of espresso and hot chocolate....
Puppy "interns" who assist with cuddles and much-needed play breaks...
All-day pajamas...
No traffic, slippery roads, wet umbrellas, flattened hairdos... 
Quiet…
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You Irreplaceable, You...

Last weekend, a rarity occurred: I was a solo act.
Gerald had been suffering from a terrible cold/flu/nastiness over the whole week. Nothing super-serious, but enough to shut him down. As the weekend approached, we realized that he wouldn't be…
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Book Review: Grace, by Max Lucado

This is the 3rd book I've reviewed on the topic of "grace" and it's, without a doubt, my favourite.

I'm a huge fan of Max Lucado, so I entered this review with a bias, but I loved, loved reading this…
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Infinitely More singing for Children's Ministry Conference

Next month, we'll be leading worship for Making it Easier to Serve: Children's Ministry Leadership Conference. The day will be filled with workshops on children's ministry for an audience of clergy, Sunday school teachers, and youth ministers from a variety…
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Happy Thanksgiving!!

We've had the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
On Saturday, we gathered with my family for an evening of feasting! Three generations laughed, sang, and shared stories. The table was set for 12 but my Mom cooked for 25, so we…