We had a brush with fame recently and I just had to share! We had the great pleasure of hosting Jamie and Val Soles in November on their singing tour of the Northeast. They traveled all the way from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada and we just happened to be right smack dab in the middle of two churches on their tour. They spent the night in our Spare Oom and gave us a little impromptu concert in our very packed living room.
Ever heard of them?
Jamie and his wife are singer/songwriters who have a passion for putting biblical truths, stories and memorization facts to music. His music is geared toward making these things accessible to all ages- even to very small children.
This is how the children I do so much of our memorization work- music has a really wonderful way of etching things into the hearts and minds of people. I am really surprised I had not heard of them- but was so glad to meet them and hear some of their music! A whole new world has opened up for the children and I-- we have already gotten to work on memorizing some of his songs.
As a bonus, they happen to be some of the sweetest people! Never having opened my home up to complete strangers before, I didn't know what to expect. And in my mind, all I saw was the scratched up dingy walls, the single, solitary bathroom, the clothes rack in the Spare Oom. But they were very kind and gracious to our meager offerings.
Not to mention: If ever I had to pick the best laugh in all the world, it would, hands down, be the laugh of Mister Jamie Soles. He has the most wonderfully jolly laugh I have ever heard. (And I've known quite a few excellent laughs in my day.) His exuberance is contagious.
It was such a pleasure to meet them.
If you are interested in supporting Jamie, Val and their important and good work you can head to their website, support them on patreon or buy some of their cd's or mp3downloads on Amazon or through their website!
His music would make excellent Christmas gifts for the children and grandchildren! Just sayin'.
(I don't make a red cent writing this. Just wanted to share with you their good work!)