Thursday, January 25, 2007

A thought for today ...

The last few days I can't get out of my mind how we, as "church-goers", are quick to fight against "issues" (homosexuality, abortion, divorce), but we have forgotten that it is our mandate to LOVE! We have no idea who may be struggling with this in their lives, past or present, and our first and foremost mandate is to LOVE them. Just a little food for thought.
John 13:34 and 35 ..."A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (NIV)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More exciting news for my husband ...

Artist Hits #90 on US Charts (Powersource Magazine)
Press Release

"Candle In The Window"
from Andrew Martin's Christmas CD "The Gift Of Love" has hit #90 on the US National Charts. This is an amazing feat for an independent Artist!
"Congratulations!" From MSB Agency

Mark Shaw
phone: 613-572-2041

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Exciting news for my husband!

CMC Distribution To Release “First Stage” Project ...

This March CMC Distribution (Canada’s largest distributor of Christian music) will be releasing a compilation of Canadian Southern Gospel and Country Music to be called “First Stage”. The project, set to release March 6th, 2007 will feature 15 songs from artists from across Canada. The roster of featured performers will include multiple (GMA Canada) Covenant Awards winners like The Torchmen Quartet, Marlene O’Neill, Andrew Martin, The Master’s Four and Canada’s Double Portion. The project will also include tracks from The Young Street Vocal Band, Freedom, High Valley and Sweet Presence. Executive Producer Martin Smith describes the project as an introduction to the great wealth of Canadian Southern Gospel and Country Music. “Our hope is that through First Stage retailers, music fans, the media and concert goers will discover the diversity and strength of Canadian music. We believe that the album will be a great introduction to the abundant talent to be found in Canada”, says Smith. The album will feature both original songs and songs made famous by artists like Rascal Flatts, The Isaacs, Josh Turner and Gerald Wolfe. For a retail store near you visit

We are excited that Andrew's song, "BRAND NEW START" will be included on this album! Be watching for it in your local Christian bookstores!

Friday, January 05, 2007

My mom and dad

My dad and mom, Rev. Charles and Janice Rutter, live in a small town in Iowa and pastor a thriving church. My dad is an excellent leader and anointed preacher. My mom is his "right-hand man" at home and at church. She also works part-time at home teaching piano lessons as well as at a facility for mentally challenged people. This May they will celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary! They were able to come and spend 8 days with us at Christmas and it was just wonderful!