Monday, October 31, 2016

When a Dream Comes True...

"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, 
how you gonna have a dream come true?"
Rogers & Hammerstein, South Pacific

Many years ago, when I first started taking my singing seriously, I attended a church with two opera singers. Eva and Stephanie were mother and daughter - wonderful women with amazing voices. They became mentors to me, and I was so encouraged by them.

One day I was talking to Eva about her career, and she said to me, "You know, my music has taken me to every province in Canada."

"Wow," I thought, "I want that too."

So that day, I set it as a goal for myself:

Sing in every province in Canada.

Not just visit and sing in my hotel, but have an actual professional performance in every province.

Well, for many years, it seemed like I'd never get farther than Ontario. Many, many years...

But then, this unexpected thing called "Infinitely More" was born, and suddenly, we started to travel. And 'my' dream became 'our' dream...

We started touring the East Coast annually, and then last year, we made our first venture into the Prairies.

But this weekend, here in British Columbia, our dream came true:

Infinitely More has now sung in every province in Canada! 

I can't tell you how blessed we are to share our music in so many wonderful communities across our beautiful country. There's no better example of "the family of God" than showing up in a town you've never visited, starting a concert, and feeling like you're already home.

The world is a better place when we follow our dreams. I meet so many people who become discouraged because their dreams haven't come true. But you know, dreams are funny things. Sometimes things take a long time to happen, or their 'coming true' form might look differently than we imagined. Or they might morph and change and transform into something else altogether.

I encourage you to follow your dreams and to enjoy the journey. 
And when one finally does comes true: 
Enjoy the moment. Celebrate it. Give thanks. 

And then the next morning, find a new dream, and start all over again... 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Concerts!

We love touring, but this summer, 
we're excited to have lots of close-to-home concerts!

Please come join us for a concert or worship service near you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Worship Wednesdays - FREE Song!

To celebrate the Easter season, we're giving away a FREE SONG:

Gerald was inspired to write this anthemic song by this photo he saw of a stone tomb, flooded with light. As soon as I heard his first verse and chorus, I declared, "I need to cowrite this!"  We loved crafting a song that celebrates the promise and power of that first Easter morning.

We debuted it on Easter Sunday,
and it quickly became a year-round favourite.

In that first year, I wrote a blogpost about the natural evolution of the song's vocals and arrangement. You can read that post here.

And we recorded a live performance for the tv show Artisans of Charlotte County during our musical residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick:

But the final thrill came when we brought it into the studio. Denny Martin and his amazing band of Nashville musicians created a powerful soundtrack, and Carmon Barry of Toronto captured our vocals.

There's A Light At The End Of The Tomb was included on our 
ECMA and Covenant Award nominated CD, How The Light Gets In.

To get your free song, please visit our Store:

We're offering this for a limited time, but we want to give away lots of downloads! 
Please feel free to share this link with your friends and family...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Worship Wednesdays - We're Heading East!

We're so excited to plan our 6th annual East Coast Tour!

Mapping out the route...

Our tours to Canada's beautiful East Coast have become a very special tradition for us. Each year, we visit churches throughout Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. We sing concerts that help raise funds for local outreach projects. We lead worship for weekend conferences and Sunday mornings. We even work with bands and choirs to teach workshops on worship leading and songwriting.

St. Mary The Virgin Church, St. John's, NL

The relationships we make on these tours are amazing! There are some churches we visit year after year, building friendships and creating music with their bands and choirs. And on each tour, we visit new areas, ministering to churches for the first time. We love learning how each church works within their community. There are so many incredible outreach projects happening in towns across this country. These are stories that never make the news, and yet these volunteers are making a profound difference in their corner of the world. It's an honour to meet so many people who are bringing the Gospel to life - feeding the poor, caring for the outcast, loving their neighbour as themselves... 

These travels are also a time for great creativity. Many of the songs on Infinitely More and How The Light Gets In were either written on these tours, or inspired by stories shared with us after concerts or during our teaching.

We feel blessed to explore this amazing part of the country - making music, meeting people, learning about local history, and feasting on some of the best seafood ever!

Peggy's Cove, NS

This year, our tour will start after Easter and will keep us on the road 
throughout April, May, and into early June.

We're currently booking concerts, worship events, and music team workshops in 
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.

And for the first time ever, we're hoping to visit Prince Edward Island!

We'd love to bring our music to your community! 
Booking a fundraiser concert is easier than you may think. 
To reserve a date, or just to ask questions, please visit our Contact page and send us an email.

St. James' Drop In, Rosemere, QC

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Worship Wednesdays: Guest Post by Rev. Hollis Hiscock

Today, I'm welcoming a very special guest writer to the blog: Rev. Hollis Hiscock.

AKA: My Dad!

Dad was a full-time minister in the Anglican Church for over 40 years. In retirement, he took on the ministry of editor of the Niagara Anglican Newspaper.

Dad has always loved the Peanuts comics. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, he wrote some thoughts about the Peanuts gang and their unique approach to theology.

I love this whole article, but the last line is something we should all take to heart...

 You can read the full issue HERE
including some powerful stories of churches bringing Syrian refugees to Canada.

Charlie Brown, Life and the Bible is on page 3.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Big News: Infinitely More Joins The World Vision Artist Collective!

We're thrilled and humbled to announce that 
Infinitely More is the newest member of the 

Keilyn is one of the most important people in my
 life, and yet, we've never actually met in person...

A few years ago, as we approached November, my family started asking the inevitable, "What do you want for your birthday?" I really wasn't seeking another gift, but then it struck me: Every day, there are children in this world who can't get an education, medical care, a decent meal, or even a clean drink of water. I couldn't think about it without my heart breaking...

What I really wanted was to help a child.

So for my birthday, I asked my family to help me start sponsoring a child through World Vision.

I smiled when I saw Keilyn's photo, and her gentle face. She lived alone with her mother, who couldn't find employment. She wanted to learn a foreign language; her favourite chore was washing dishes.

Within months, we were exchanging letters and photos. It's wonderful to know that our support gives this sweet girl healthy food, clean water, medical care, and an education. But the letters are the best part. She tells me about her community and how they celebrate holidays. She lets me know about her favourite subjects in school, and how much she likes to dance. All her letters are handwritten with a typed translation. I can't read the original Spanish, but she draws flowers and animals around the edges. As a fellow doodler, this makes my heart sing.

One of the most powerful moments in our sponsorship occurred a few months in when I received a letter from her Momma. I really know didn't much about her. I knew she lived in a community so impoverished that a relief organization had to drill a well and provide a health clinic. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be a single mother under these circumstances. She let me know that they pray for us every night. This just broke my heart - we'd been praying for them every night as well. I realized that we weren't just sponsoring Keilyn; we were helping this young mother as well. I imagined our shared prayers for each other reaching God's ears at the same time. I marvelled more and more at how we are all interconnected when we live out God's love and grace.

Last year, Gerald and I started praying that God would find a way for us to partner with World Vision. Our prayers were answered by an amazing invitation. The Artist Collective is a diverse group of musicians, actors, athletes, and speakers who are using their talents to tell the stories of the marginalized and oppressed. Through concerts and other events, we hope to motivate the incredible compassion and generosity of folks across Canada.  We want to show them how rewarding it can be to reach out to families living in extreme poverty, and help save lives through child sponsorship.

We feel humbled and challenged that we've been asked to join this incredible group of servant hearts.

"How can I help?"

We would love for you to pray for this new phase of our ministry! We pray that we will continue to create engaging music, minister the Gospel, and act out God's unconditional love and compassion through this outreach.

If you feel called to personally sponsor a child, we would love to help you! Please contact us so we can connect you with a child in need.

We would also love to bring the World Vision message to your church! It's really very simple: when you host us for a concert or worship service, we ask for a few minutes to share our personal story of getting to know and sponsor Keilyn, and allow folks the chance to learn about other children who are still in desperate need of sponsorship.

We know this won't be a fit for every church or event, and that's okay. If you're not able to include World Vision in your event, you can still book us for a regular concert or worship service. Infinitely More will continue to make it as easy as possible for you to host our music and ministry.

Please feel free to contact us through 
to ask any questions, or to book us for a concert or worship service! 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Video! Psalm 8...

On last fall's Prairies Road Trip, we took a few days to visit gorgeous Lake Louise, Alberta. The day we toured the lake, the weather was overcast, yet the glorious colour of the water shone through the grey. The mountains and the surrounding woods were breathtaking. 

We were so overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty, we turned to Psalm 8. We recorded it for ourselves, but we loved this moment so much we decided we wanted to share it with you as well...

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