Canadian, Jonathan Urie is a Christian, musaic composer, song writer, pianist and radio program narrator and broadcaster. The past 12 yers have been devoted to the development of the celebrated Helen Steiner Rice music project of 20 songs and 5 albums. Part of these formed the basis for the Moments of Music and Inspiration radio broadcasts.
HELEN STEINER RICE MUSICAL MOMENTS,
The HSR project was recorded "live" in Nashville under the guiding hand of renowned Christian producer, orchestra leader and music director Mr. Bill Walker.
With 27 of Nashville's finest musicians, beautiful orchestrations by Bill Walker featuring the powerful vocal performances of Guy Penrod, Gary McSpadden, Gail Farrell, Jeanine Walker and Sheila Craig the results were wonderful.
JOURNEY OF THE SPIRIT
A Journey of the Spirit that began 30 years ago has taught Jonathan mutch about patience, perseverance, the power of prayer, trust, faith, courage and the guiding hand of the Lord. Along the way, many new songs have energed that reflect the valleys and mountain tops of he Journey of the Spirit.
Many of those moments are reflected in this CD.
MOMENTS of MUSIC and INSPIRATION "MMI"
The MMI radio series of 5 minute inspirational programs began in 2001 in response to an opportunity through United Christian Broadcasters International.
The MMI programs contain a message from God's word JUST FOR YOU plus a song from Jonathan Urie's vast collection of melodies. The programs are now broadcast around the world on the Salem Web Network and on many stations in Canada. Content has been from wonderful Christian writers and poets
Helen Steiner Rice, Eugene Peterson, -The Message,Pastor Simon Measures-UK-Daily Guide, Stormie Omartian and Roy Lessin,
MEET ME IN THE MEADOW by Roy Lessin provides a wonderful tapestry of beautiful inspirations from God's word for this newest CD. It is an honor to work with Roy Lessin and his great books. His style of writing is so uplifting and encouraging in so many ways.
ROY LESSIN helped found DaySpring Cards in 1971 and he still serves as a senior writer for DaySpring. He is author of many books including "Reflections from the Heart of God", "Sunbeams Through My Window" "His Footsteps, My Pathway" the award winning "Forgiven" and his newest book "Meet Me In The Meadow" A former missionary and educator, Roy continues to teach in home groups. He and his wife Charlene have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
The beautiful artwork on the cover of the Meet Me In The Meadow 20 track CD is used by permission of MOTHER-DAUGHTER PRESS and Gay Bumgarner Images. The CD image is HURRICANE RIDGE (c) 2012 All Rights Reserved. Mother Daughter Press was inspired by the creative legacy of award winning photographer Gay Bumgarner and formed in 2010 by her daughter Sharon McDonnell. This is a family agency with three generations of published photographers and invited guest photographers.
FREELY RECEIVED..............FREELY GIVE Matthew 1-: verse 8
By God's grace nearly 5000 CD's were given away FREE to ministries and individulas in the past year. A wonderful event of sharing took place in June 28,29,20 2011 in Toronto at the Prison Fellowship International WORLD Convocation where 3210 CD's were given away in 3 days to those 800 ministering in 120 countries around the worls. Praise God! Sharing these MMI messages from God's word and beautiful music with seeking hearts everywhere is what MMI BRAODCAST MINISTRIES is all about.
THANK YOU NOTES
To Roy Lessin and Christian Art Gifts for their kindness and trust
To the late Virginia Ruehlman and Eugene Ruehlman and the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation for there years of encouragement and trust
To John Clarke of Sound Evidence Studio and the Canada Christian College in Don Mills (Toronto)
To Albert McDonald of Scarborough who encouraged me to record many melodies and spoken parts over the past 5 years.
To Richard Cleland for using his voice to the Glory of God in this CD
To Mother-Daughter Press for permitting us to use their beautiful image on the cover of Meet Me In The Meadow
To my family and friends Anna, Michelle, George, Jim and Shawn, Shazam and especially my sister Elizabeth who have supported and encouraged my throughout this Journey of the Spirit
To Almighty God for His faithfulness and lovingkindness
To Him be the Glory.