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Happy Easter Weekend Everyone 

I'm going to try and keep this short but wanted to share a little about what I've been reflecting on this past week during Holy Week.

This year I was on tour in Montana for most of that time but was able to share a Lenten concert titled "Reflecting On Our Lord's Passion". This is always a tough presentation to give but I am thankful for the opportunity to reach down deep and go to a place that isn't always easy for us as Christians. 

Why do we have Holy Week? Why do we put ourselves at the Crucifixion each year? Why do we watch movie's like "The Passion of the Christ"?
 
It's because it allows us to journey with Christ as He suffered. 
It allows us to look at HIS suffering
and know just how much He loves us
and understands the suffering in OUR lives. 


I know that most of us like to spend time thinking and focusing on Easter Sunday and the resurrection. The happy ending or should I say "beginning". But without spending time to remember that road He walked for us, the story loses most of its power. Remember that the price for our sins wasn't paid at the resurrection, it was paid for at the cross. Our Lord didn't choose a quick death. He endured a beating and was then scourged (severely). A crown of thorns was put upon his head. Then He had to carry a cross, walking that road to Golgotha. Falling time and time again he continued that journey to the place where He would be crucified. Every agonizing step He took was for you and for me.

When we forget about this part, or easily brush it aside and focus on the resurrection, we then tend to forget the magnitude of how much He loves us. He didn't choose an easy death. He chose to bear our burdens. And with the weight of the world on His shoulders He walked that road so we wouldn't have to. 

After taking time to walk that road with Him, Easter, then becomes a much greater joy. He didn't give up. He kept going. And because of that we have hope.

As I watched the movie 'The Passion of the Christ' last night (3rd time watching since it was released 10 years ago), I was reminded just how much He loves me. The last scene of the movie is an empty tomb. Thank you Jesus, for all you endured for me, a sinner. 
 
Matthew 28:6
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

 

It's Spring! Lenten Message, Concert Recap & Store Specials 

Hi Friends, I can’t believe that Spring is already here! It is so beautiful here in Idaho. We are enjoying the sunshine and the 55+ degree weather we’ve had lately. 
The Lenten season is in full swing and I am excited to be heading out to give several Lenten Concerts in Texas and Montana titled “Reflecting On Our Lord’s Passion” over the next few weeks.
 
As I have worked, this past month, on putting this presentation together, it has allowed me to really journey with Christ as He took the weight of the world on his shoulders and walked that painful road for you and for me. I must admit, as I was able to take time and meditate on what our Lord did for us, tears flowed several times. I love, and feel it is so important, that we spend each year not just celebrating Easter, but that we take 6 weeks up until then, to journey with Christ as he suffered.
 
It allows us time to look at His suffering and know just how much He Loves us
and understands the suffering in our lives.
 
This is why we have Holy week… why we put ourselves at Christ’s Crucifixion each year...and why we watch movies like “The Passion of the Christ”. It’s not an easy time in the church calendar but I feel it is very necessary time in order to understand His deep love for us.
 
Let us take time this season to stop, to think about His sacrifice and to recommit our lives to building His kingdom here on earth by loving and serving those around us.
 
Concert Recap
I had such a great time sharing with the wonderful people of Sacred Heart Parish in Boise on January 31st and also in Pennsylvania on March 1-3 (St. Joseph’s, St. Rita’s and St. Mary’s Parishes). Thank you to all who attended, for making me feel so welcome, and for blessing this ministry. I pray you were blessed as well and I hope to come back again in the future. Many blessings as you continue to love and serve the people in your community and beyond.

 Are You Enjoying The New Website?
We could use your help to make sure we don’t have any glitches. Just go to the website and click through the pages and let us know how everything is working? Are the songs, videos and images working for you? Sometimes websites can act differently on different operating systems, so leave us a message if you have any trouble so we can address problems and concerns. Thanks so much.
 
SALE In Webstore (Save 20%)
Great Easter Gifts. Great Confirmation Gifts. AND Mothers Day is just around the corner.
Jewelry, T shirts, CD's and more. 20% off March 27 - April 15.
 
Be sure to add the following Coupon Code in the Coupon Discount section at checkout.
DISCOUNT CODE: "SPRING"
Currently Booking Concerts and Parish Missions
We are currently booking concerts, events and parish missions for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015 Calendar.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss options. I would love to come to your community and share a concert at your parish or sing a few songs at your Pro-Life event (visit http://jtmusic.com/types-of-events to see available concert and event options).
 
My husband, Pete, and I are also booking a few parish missions (where we come and present together). Available dates are limited with Pete in school getting his Masters Degree, so don’t wait to contact us if you are interested. To read more about Parish Missions go to http://jtmusic.com/parish-missions. It’s always fun to travel with my husband and be able to share together.
 
Thank you for taking time to keep up with and to support this ministry. We couldn’t do this without your continued prayers and support.
 
Love,
Jaime

Welcome to the NEW Website! 

We are so excited to share the new website with you! We've added a lot of new things and can't wait for you to tell us what you think. Have fun clicking through the new pages. :-)

February is almost over and I am gearing up for a lot of concerts and travelling over the next 3 months. It's so exciting to see what God has laid before us this year and I feel so blessed to be doing this for over 14 years and counting. Here's to an Amazing and Blessed 2014.

Thank you so much for your continued support. May God continue to bless you in all you do for Him.

Love,
Jaime

Happy New Year 

 It’s A New Year!
Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Other than me catching just about every kind of flu that was going around, ugh, I had a wonderful time during the Holiday season, enjoying time with family. It is so great to be living back in my home-town.  I know I’ve said that before and I will probably say it again.  I love being back home! 
 
Off to a Great Start
The year started off great! I travelled to Phoenix AZ, January 9th, and spent some time with Kurt and Julie Carrick of Carrick Ministries (who have taken me on as one of their artists). We had a wonderful time getting to know each other. They spent some time mentoring/working with me getting me all prepped for the exciting things that will be happening this year. They have been such a blessing to this ministry and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of us.
 
While I was in Arizona I was able to share with the wonderful people of Holy Cross Parish in Mesa Arizona. I sang for all 5 masses that weekend as well as shared a concert Sunday evening. It was a busy but amazing weekend. Thank you to Holy Cross Parish, Fr. Felt and Jaime Cortez (Music and Liturgy Director) for making me feel like part of the family while I was there. Blessings to all of you as you continue to share Jesus with those around you.
  
New Website On The Way
We are revamping the website so be on the lookout sometime in late February or early March. We have a new look and lots of new information, music, pics and videos for you, so check back in the next few weeks.
 
Calendar Filling Up
The calendar has been filling up so quickly that I’m going to move some of the “Ground Tour” plans until later in the year. Now, I’m really looking forward to travelling to so many different places. So far, I’m headed to Idaho, Pennsylvania, Texas, Montana and Wisconsin. If you would like to add your state or town to the list, give us a call or send us an email.  See you soon. www.jtmusic.net
 
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers over this ministry.  May God continue to bless you.
 
Love,
Jaime
 
 

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas! Dec 20th, 2013 


You have all been such a Blessing to this ministry!

I love this time of year! And I’ve decided that, this year, I will try my best not to get drawn into the madness that can become the Holiday Season (busyness/shopping drama/non-stop craziness) and am doing pretty good so far. 

My focus is to try and keep my mind where it should be, on the celebration of the Birth of our Savior and the hope He brings to us. Don’t get me wrong, I love going around and looking at all the decorated homes, baking Christmas cookies and wrapping presents, but a friend reminded me this past weekend, “it’s ok to do all of those things when we remember who they point to and why we are doing it”. So in the busyness of this season, join with me in trying not to forget the WHO (no…not from Dr. Seuss) we celebrate.

Speaking of celebrating…
I have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this past year. I can’t believe how fast it has gone. I wanted to recap the places and people I visited and post a few pictures which I haven’t done since June. Sorry about that. Thank you to all of you who invited me to share. I had a blast!

Upcoming Ground Tour…
I am so excited to come share with your parish or event. I will be posting available GROUND TOUR DATES very soon so keep your eye out for those.

Receive a Tax-Deductible Receipt as you Give… We Need your Help.
This year has been exciting in so many ways. One huge blessing that came this year was that Carrick Ministries (non-profit foundation) has taken me on as one of their artists. This means that when you give to my ministry, you are able to help me continue the work that I do and your donation is Tax-Deductible.

We ask that you please consider a gift to the ministry this year. Many of you might think it is just me I have to support but that isn’t true. This ministry includes my manager, business manager and booking agents. The company has normal business expenses every month that help keep this ministry running. It is very hard to survive on Free-Will offerings and CD sales alone. Please Visit http://carrickm.ipower.com/store/index.html scroll down to bottom of page and enter your donation amount. BE SURE TO ENTER MY NAME IN THE DESCRIPTION BOX or it will not be directed to my ministry. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and used for monthly business expenses (not our personal expenses) as well as advertising and media exposure to lift up my Pro-Life message in new ways this year. I couldn’t do this without your prayers, continued support and financial gifts. Donations can be set up as monthly gifts or as a one-time gift.

Special Christmas Television Appearance
EWTN will be re-airing the special Christmas Songs I recorded last year. If you missed it or want to watch it again here are the times it will air.
Thursday Dec 26 at 10:00PM ET
Friday Dec 27 at 8:00PM ET
Saturday Dec 28 at 1:00AM ET
Tuesday Dec 31 and 9:00AM ET

Thank you for your continued prayers over this ministry.
Many blessings to you this Christmas Season as you enjoy time with family and friends.

Love,
Jaime

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McComb Bruchs Performing Arts Center , 514 Cambridge St, Wautoma, WI

 

Concert - Ticket Box Office: McComb Bruchs PAC - Hours 10am-2pm (920) 787-2189 or (888) 987-2189 Or Contact St. Paul Parish - 715-335-4314

Tickets: Adults $15 – Students $10 (ages 10-17), Free Admission for children under 10

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