Reviews from 2013
We enjoyed and were blessed tremendously by your presence and sharing here at Midway. Folks especially loved your voice and your humor and Janet’s horn. If you are through this way again, we would love to have you back. I know all the folks who were here would come again and bring a friend with them. Thanks for helping us have a good Christmas this year. David Moore Pastor, Midway UMC Wednesday December 4, 2013.
Jonathan, Janet, and Dollie,
Thank you so much for coming all the way to Trion to present Spirited Christmas! What a blessing your music and stories were to us in preparing for Christmas. We are most grateful to you for coming to northwest Georgia to share your music, witness, and spirit with us. May God bless you and your this Advent and Christmas seasons. In Christ,Jennie Andone, Trion UMC, Tuesday December 3, 2013
Jonathan & Janet,
Kudos to an evening of 1st class entertainment! Everyone enjoyed it immensely! Jonathan’s keyboard & vocal skills along with the expertise of Janet’s magic fingers on her WX-5 Wind Machine blew me away! Very professional and down-to-earth people to work with and I hope we have an opportunity to have them back again! Coleen, Good Shepherd UMC Fort Wayne, IN Friday, November 22, 2013
We truly enjoyed our evening with you, Jonathan, and Janet and Dollie. The music was wonderful and stories were so relatable. You have such a down-to-earth manner in your story-telling that brings us into the stories and made me feel as though we were there with you!
Kathy and Ron VanLente are delightful folks and I’m sure their church is in for such a treat! Send them my best!
Let me know how we can schedule you to come for a Sunday morning in the future.
Blessings, Jean Smith, Lake City UMC, Friday August 16, 2013
Hi Jonathan, Thanks for your email. It was a really wonderful experience to have you, Janet, and Dollie here. What I appreciated most about SpiriTed’s performance was that it was a powerful reminder that following Jesus matters. Your wonderful music, stories, and humor really highlighted the fact that living a life in relationship with God as a loving parent and inviting others to into that life-giving possibility is what it’s all about! Thank you for stopping by, helping us take some time to reflect, and then sending us on our way energized! They really were Spirit-filled and spirited performances! Safe travels and blessings on your continued ministry! Peace, Stephanie Wherry, Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church, Lisbon, IA, July 30 and 31, 2013.
Jonathan, Wow- were Mike and I appreciative of your Jonathots. As I read it I thought, “I want to share this with my parents,” and “I learned this from my parents.” I also thought to myself, “it wasn’t just me”- there were others- from one of those ‘committees’ who made the evening happen. I had to laugh and think about your committee wisdom since it is a topic at our church at times. :>) Mike and I truly enjoyed meeting the 3 of you. What talent, mission, faith, humor and inspiration you share with so many. I was excited to be able to try to sneak in that HotWok purchase. I told Elizabeth, our 8 year old, when I got back into the car “Now, they caught us.” She just said, “Mom, they could think we are eating there too.” She is so smart!! We do enjoy eating there! Great owners, service and food!
On Monday when I was taking my girls to swimming lessons, a member of church- who heard you at service and in the evening- asked, “Who brought them to us?” I shared that it was Dollie who called to make a visit but that I helped to make it happen. She was as excited as I was about hearing you. I’ll never look at frogs the same way again- or even a lily pad for that matter!!! I saw a whole pond of them as we drove to northern MN on Tuesday (450 miles up- 11 miles south of Canada) while I was reading your book. I’m thinking of using a few of your reasons to “Kiss a Frog” in my classroom. I hope Iowa is treating you well! Looking forward to seeing you again and enjoying more of your writing- Hi to Dollie and Janet. Jill, Mike, Elizabeth and Jessica , Members Faith Lutheran Church Dodge Center MN July 21, 2013