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20 GARDEN FLOWER PHOTOS

Photographing flowers isn’t something I do a lot of; I have yet to master the specialized techniques that show the flowers at their best. However, like all of us, I can’t resist trying to capture digitally something so beautiful,…

TOP 18 TIPS FOR MAKING THIS YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!

Making this your best year ever doesn't mean following a rigid set of rules and expecting everything to turn out exactly the way you want it.

It's about making the decision to improve your life, one step at a

TOP 17 MOMENTS OF 2017

This past year (2017) was one full of excitement, successes, fun, and pleasant surprises. But don’t get me wrong—there were plenty of disappointments and challenges too! 

It was a year to explore new ventures and friendships, and to let…

THE TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING--PART 4

As I wrap up this four-part series, my thoughts turn to how I can bring The Twelve Days of Giving into the next twelve months. It is easy to be generous when we are caught up in the Christmas season,…

THE TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING--PART 3

The first two instalments of this blog—Part 1 and Part 2—were mostly about acts of service. Now I will switch my attention to other resources. This next instalment is about online giving—monetary gifts. 

Most everyone agrees that…

THE TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING--PART 2

I am really enjoying finding ways to give of my time and other resources to others during this holiday season, and sharing them with you. I think it is important, though, to address the elephant in the room—the Bible clearly…

THE TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING--PART 1

This year, our family is having a very different kind of Christmas. This will be the first year that our family—my husband, two sons, and daughter-in-law—won’t be all together on Christmas Day due to life circumstances. So instead of having…

CANADIAN SONGWRITING CHALLENGE

I was super excited to be part of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Challenge (Saskatchewan edition) this past weekend, presented by our provincial music association, SaskMusic, in partnership with the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media. 

2016: MY YEAR IN REVIEW

The top news stories for 2016 according to many mainstream media outlets included a contentious election, civil wars, devastating fires, terrorism around the globe, and the deaths of some of the most influential musicians of our time. While the impact…

IN HONOUR OF MY FATHER, A SOLDIER

 


My father John was born into a farming family in southwestern Saskatchewan, the youngest of three children. This is his family’s homestead. I wonder if he had any inkling as a boy that one day he would travel…

TOP TEN TIPS FOR A TERRIFIC PHOTO SHOOT

Branding is key for musicians (and other creative artists). Having professional, top-notch photos that visually represent who you are as an artist is one of the best ways to support and further your brand. 

After two successful photo shoots in…

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HOLY SPIRIT RELEASED!

As I was going for my daily walk on the eve of the release of my new single “Holy Spirit” (September 9, 2016), I began to think about what the headline for the blog officially announcing its release (i.e. this…

12 WAYS TO GET CLOSER TO GOD RIGHT NOW

Whether you are seeking a greater purpose in life, are a new believer, or have walked with Jesus for a long time, these simple tips will remind you that getting closer to God is just one small act away. Spend

WRITE CANADA 2016 - DAY THREE

This blog is the last of a three-part blog about my experience at Write Canada, Canada’s largest conference for Christian writers, which was held at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto, Canada, on June 23-25th, 2016. You can read…

WRITE CANADA 2016 - DAY TWO

This blog is part two of a three-part blog about my experience at Write Canada, Canada’s largest conference for Christian writers, which was held at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto, Canada, on June 23-25th, 2016. 

Day Two of …

WRITE CANADA 2016 - DAY ONE

This summer I was blessed to attend Write Canada, Canada’s largest conference for Christian writers, at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto, Canada, on June 23-25th, 2016. I was able to attend the conference thanks to a bursary and…

MY GREATEST BLESSINGS (AND CHALLENGES) OF 2015

Wow! 2015 has been truly memorable, as I close in on nearly three years of full-time music and writing ministry! God has been so good as He has opened doors to new, sometimes unexpected opportunities, and closed doors that…