Daughter Heidi and son-in-law Ryan welcomed their first child, our first grand-child, Grace Victoria on Sunday, July 21. She is, of course, the perfect baby, weighing in at 7 lbs 2 oz. Everyone is doing fine and “Grandma and Grandpa Jutsum” are particularly ecstatic! Look for Tammy’s beautiful rendition of “A Mother’s Lullaby” on our new CD!!!
These are the chorus lyrics for a new praise song of mine, based on the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water — one of a dozen songs being prepared for a brand new worship CD, entitled “My Father Sings,” to be available in July. I am also working on a new piano solo CD, “Music from the Heart,” with favorites from previous volumes, along with medleys from 13 of the world’s best-loved musicals.
It was indeed a wonderful opportunity to return to my homeland in Queensland, Australia for several weeks in December. Tammy and I were joined by our daughter Lisa, who flew from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and by our daughter Heidi and her husband Ryan from Connecticut, who delighted us with the news that they are expecting our first grand-child this summer!
On July 19, I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to be on set with our dear friend, Martha Williamson (best-known as the Executive Producer of the TV series “Touched by An Angel,”) and Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys CA, and the Founder and Chancellor of King’s University. Dr. Hayford’s TV program “Spirit-Formed” is currently being aired on the Daystar cable channel.