Seasons Greetings in September! I've been working hard the past couple of months and wanted to give you some updates on the new record. I still have some exciting news to share but have to wait until next month, so stay tuned. I can't wait to share this new music with all of you! Here's a sneak peek of some of the rough mixes. SAVE when you pre-order the CD!
Pre-Order and Save! Merry Christmas. I have a present for you… My NEW Christmas album is almost done and you can pre-order it here http://jtmusic.com/pre-sale-for-christmas-project ONLY $12 when you Pre-Order.
It’s Almost Done! Wow! What a whirlwind! I can’t believe the CD is almost finished. I’m humbled to look back at this past year and see God’s hand all over this project. From the initial planning, to the people He put in my path to help, to the incredible musicians, arrangers and producers, to the wonderful friends and fans who helped me raise funds in order to make this all possible. God is so faithful!
The final mixes aren’t quite done yet, but I’m so excited and wanted to share some snippets of a few rough mixes of several songs with you so be sure to watch the video above.
Please comment and let me know what you think of the music. Remember, these are “rough mixes” (wink).
Stay tuned! Exciting News still to come about this record!
A BIG THANK YOU... for the prayers and financial contributions that have helped get us this far.
I had an Incredible time in Nashville last week! What a Week! This Christmas record is off to a TREMENDOUS start and I want to share some of the orchestrations with you in the video below.
God's Blessings... have poured over this project since we started planning. And this first week of recording we had many more blessings come our way. I was so humbled as I was constantly reminded that this is not my project, but God's. I got discouraged and stressed when I got sick halfway through the trip but again, was encouraged as friends reminded me that God's timing is perfect and that something good will come from this. Thank you friends for the encouragement. Love you guys! But we still have a little ways to go.
I want to share this video so you can see and hear how far we've come and also to let you know that we still need your help to finish it up.
WATCH THIS 2 MINUTE VIDEO TO HEAR NEW MUSIC!
The musicians and engineers are so incredibly talented! Very blessed to be at Ocean Way with the Nashville String Machine! Huge dream come true!
I'm Back in the Studio Next Week (Aug 4-9).... to cut Vocals! Having to cancel 2 days of recording vocals because I got sick last week has given me ALOT to do this next trip. I ask that you please pray for continued healing from this virus, that I stay well until I’m done recording, and that my voice holds out until we finish.
Blessings to all of you and thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. I will keep sending updates as we go.
Happy Easter! He is Risen! And because of that, there is Hope! And this last couple of weeks Pete and I have needed a lot of Hope.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Celebration. Wishing you all a Happy Spring. We had 63 degree weather a couple of weeks ago and as I write this it’s snowing outside (only supposed to get an inch or so) Phew. That’s Idaho. It keeps us on our toes for sure.
Trying to embrace 40 – B-day party pics In my February newsletter I wrote about turning 40. I wanted to share some pictures from the awesome party my wonderful husband and family threw for me. It was so great to see friends and family that I hadn’t seen for a long time and have them help me celebrate this milestone. What fun. A huge THANKS to those of you who sent b-day wishes and those who were able to come and help celebrate that day. I still can’t believe I’m 40.
Billings Women’s Conference with Jonnette Benkovic I had a blast in Billings a couple of weeks ago for their annual women’s conference. My 2nd invitation to sing and share there and it was a wonderful blessed weekend. Great to see familiar faces as well as meet so many new women who are on fire for God. There are rumors that I may be invited back next year. We will see. Thank you Pam and Julie and Crew for the wonderful hospitality. Great seeing all of you again.
Husband, Pete, has New Medical issues – Prayers Needed The last couple of weeks have been very hard on my husband. He’s been in a lot of pain. We spent the whole week (during Spring Break) at doctors and specialists and even spent the day/evening in the Emergency Room. The problem is related to his jaw. He is scheduled to see a Neurologist on April 6th and will have more answers then. For now it appears as though his problem consists of several things. 1. Slipped disc in left jaw which is causing a nerve disorder, that he apparently has, to flare up. 2 Abnormal bone growth in his jaw do to trauma (from martial arts/ boxing/ fights) and teeth clenching. 3. Possible other neurological problems related to arm/ neck/ back pain.
When the pain comes, it comes without warning and according to a website, some women claim it is equivalent to or worse than labor pain. It puts him on the floor every time it hits. And he has a very high pain threshold which is why we ended up at the ER when he hit the floor from the pain. He’s trying not to let this get him down and is doing what he can to rest or go for a walk until the pain passes.
We are hopeful that the Neurologist will have more information for us on the 6th and that this will hopefully pass soon so Pete can be out of pain.
Because of all of this, I am taking on more responsibility at work so that he can take some time off when he has these episodes. I will do anything for him. I love him so much and it hurts so bad to see him in so much pain.
It’s been a rough road for Pete already these past 2 years with his back, neck and arm pain. I pray that somehow this may all be related and we can finally treat it all and get him out of pain. He’s 41 years old and is very active and has so much life left to live and it breaks my heart to see him in so much pain all of the time. Thank goodness the physical therapist and Chiropractor/soft tissue specialists have helped him get about 30% better from arm, neck and back pain this past semester, but now we have this Jaw stuff to deal with.
I ask for prayers please, that we hold it together during this time. I know many of you have been through much worse than what we are going through, and I feel bad for even asking. But I guess everyone has crosses to bear.
I’ve been told before that “God only gives us what we can handle”. I really don’t like that quote. I prefer the one that says… “God doesn’t give us what we can handle, He helps us handle what we are given”. And He will help us handle this. Jesus, I trust in You.
CHRISTMAS RECORD I wanted to let you know what we were going through so that you would understand why I haven’t gotten an actual music update to you about the Christmas project. I plan on getting that information to you soon. Yes, the record is still happening and it will be amazing and all for God’s Glory. Thank you for your prayers and support. I love you all. Have a blessed Easter season.
I hope this message finds you enjoying the Lenten Season.
"Lent is a time for personal conversion, a time when Christians strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their dependence on God."
I love Lent. This year my husband and I decided to limit television and, instead, do more spiritual reading and physical exercising with that time. I'm also trying to be more diligent, daily, about finding and providing for those in need around me. Growth requires sacrifice. I'm looking forward to a lot of "growth" during this time. They say for something to become a habit, you have to do it for 30 days. So the 40 days of lent is the perfect time to start forming some better habits in our lives. Habits that draw us closer to Christ, making better use of our time and talents, making us better people, thus creating a better world around us.
What are you doing for Lent?
Awesome time in Pullman WA - Parish Mission with Jaime & husband Pete On February 5th my husband and I drove to Pullman Washington to present a Parish Mission for Sacred Heart Catholic Church. We shared an evening session on Friday and then all day Saturday.
Pete and I don't get to travel and present together as often as I would like because of our jobs. But I want to tell you that every time I do a parish mission with Pete and am able to listen to him speak, teach and share, I am blown away by how talented and amazing he is. I feel so blessed to be married to such an incredible man and I thank God for bringing Pete into my life. I really can't imagine my life without him.
We had such a wonderful time sharing with and meeting the wonderful parishioners in Pullman. Thank you Sacred Heart for making us feel so welcome and for your wonderful hospitality while we were there. Thank you Fr. Jeff Core for inviting us to come. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing at Sacred Heart. Blessings to all of you.
Upcoming Event I am really looking forward to sharing at the Women's Conference in Billings MT again. Last year was an absolute BLAST and I am excited that they invited me back this year. You won't want to miss it! Johnnette Benkovic is the Keynote speaker. Hope to see you there if you live within driving distance.
Go to my Calendar page for more information and how to get tickets.
GREAT Gifts for Confirmation and Easter- SPECIAL SALE The Eternal Zoe Necklace is continuing to be a favorite at my concert CD table. Designed by a friend of mine from a dream she had. It's a beautiful and unique way of remembering what Christ did for us on the cross.
"The Eternal Zoe Design also known as, Cross of the Trinity, was born from a dream. It gives a profoundly simple glimpse of God’s plan to bring mankind into his very own life."
I am offering special pricing on this beautiful necklace through Easter. $25 (reg. $30).
Progress on the Christmas CD Some exciting things are unfolding as we continue to prepare to record the NEW Christmas CD this summer. Stay tuned for next months newsletter. Thank you again to all of you who donated towards the project making it possible. All for God's glory.
Praying you have a blessed Lent.
It's almost Done! Listen to some song clips. Click Play
"The Joy of Christmas"
$12 (reg. $15.99)
Click Picture Above to Order!
A HUGE THANK YOU to the 43 of You who helped us raised $28,000 for this Project. BIG HUGS TO ALL OF YOU. I am so humbled by your generosity and excited to see God lead us as we glorify His name through this beautiful Christmas Record. STILL WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT? CLICK "DONATE" In the Menu