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“other boats were with him…”

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I am now back home after attending two very good, very different events. One was the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina, and the other was the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the Assembly I was especially moved by Betty Pries’ presentation on Saturday morning, and...

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i wish you could meet…

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Maybe it’s the way I’m “wired,” but for me one of the joys of going on tour is being welcomed into people’s homes and having many, many conversations across dinner tables (and living rooms, and gardens, and swing sets, and hiking trails, and cars). In the past decade of regular touring,...

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take off your shoes

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My recent spring tour began with a “performance” where I wasn’t even there! I was asked to contribute a short talk to the  Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s “Annual Church Gathering”… but that was the first weekend of my tour, and I was going to be rolling through the US...

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the day Pete Seeger’s letter came

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We were down to the wire. If we didn’t have permission from Pete Seeger’s publisher by the end of the day on Monday, we were going to have to drop “My Voice Alone” (an adaptation of “One Man’s Hands” by Pete Seeger and Alex Comfort) from the CD. Well,...

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at the mandela memorial

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On the night I learned of Nelson Mandela’s death, I was in Stouffville’s Barnside Studios, recording the final vocals for the soundtrack CD of “Selah’s Song” – an original folk musical with themes that resonate deeply with Mandela’s story. It was an emotional experience for me to sing these...

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today’s the day! premiere of Selah’s Song

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Yes, it’s true! So excited! That’s all I have time to say right now. More soon. Right now… we have a show (actually a weekend of shows) to do… Soundtrack CD will be available online soon… Break a leg,...

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singing songs of peace

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Looking back on this fall’s touring season, a common thread that comes to mind is “singing songs of peace.” On one hand, I think of Ephesians 6:15 – “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.” On the other...

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lots of writing, just not here

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Greetings, all! Just wanted to let you know that there’s lots of writing going on – just not here. There are multiple projects on the go – some small(ish), some rather large indeed. I’ll be pulling back the veil on some of these projects over the next while, and...

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wild goose and other flocks

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In the midst of my spring tour (Harleysville, Pennsylvania last weekend, Laurelville PA this weekend, some stops in Indiana and Illinois in a couple of weeks), planning for the fall tour is underway as well… and… I am delighted to report that I have been invited to perform at...

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writing and publishing in different modes

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Over the past while I have found myself writing in some different modes, and some of that writing is starting to appear in public. Here’s an article I wrote for Canadian Mennonite magazine – “Hearing Jesus as Songwriter.” And here’s a more ambitious piece – a 33 page booklet...

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