Off to Texas!


In just a few days (Tuesday 7 May) Penny and I head off to Arlington, Texas! I am one of the featured speakers at the Arlington Book Fair. It is a weekend conference for home schoolers, and draws about 6,000 people each year. It’s so exciting to have my twin sister coming with me!! She will be manning our book booth while I do my speaking slots – three workshops each day. Then after the fair, we are doing a few concerts together in Texas, and one in Ventura, California. Here is a copy of the email that the organizer has just sent out advertising the concerts. Pen and I would appreciate your prayers for safe travels, and that our speaking and singing will be a blessing. Thanks so much!


(Do you like the photo??? I tell you, it took us quite some time before we got one that we could use…Milly was a very patient photographer. 🙂 See some more of her photos at the bottom of this post if you like…)

New Zealand twin sisters Penny and Rosie in concert

May 14, 16, 17

Richardson TX and No. Richland Hills TX

Free Admission

In addition to hearing our New Zealand featured speaker Rosie Boom at the Home School Book Fair next week, you will have a second opportunity to hear Rosie and her twin sister Penny in concert the following week. Bring your family and friends. No charge for admission.

Identical twins Rose and Penelope from New Zealand like to think they would have sung their first duet in their mother’s womb. They were given their first guitars at age ten and have been singing together since. They are both songwriters and between them have written scores of songs and recorded a number of CDs. They play acoustic guitar in various styles ranging from folk to ballad to blues. Their concerts are warm and intimate, and their music has been described as heart-moving and heart-healing. They love to sing about faith and family, and bring both encouragement and a challenge. An evening with the twins is an enjoyable, yet heart–moving and motivating experience, appealing to all ages.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Richardson TX 7:00pm-9:00pm

Come and enjoy an evening of music, laughter and testimony with twin sisters Rose and Penelope. They will share about life in New Zealand, the joys and challenges of marriage, home schooling and raising children, and their walk of faith. Their songs will encourage you in your love for God, and challenge you to reach out to a hurting world. Featuring a mixture of solos and duets and personal testimony, the concert will motivate and inspire you in life’s journey.

FREE Admission. Town North Presbyterian Church, 1776 N. Plano Road, Richardson Texas 75081.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 Richardson TX 7:00pm-9:00pm

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy an evening of music and sharing with twin sisters Rose and Penelope from New Zealand. They are singer/songwriters and both have also written books for children. All ages will enjoy Rose and Penelope’s musical and visual presentations as they share about their childhood in the jungles of New Guinea, and the fun and adventures of homesteading and home schooling in rural New Zealand. FREE Admission. Town North Presbyterian Church, 1776 N. Plano Road, Richardson Texas 75081.

Also on Friday, May 17, 2013 North Richland Hills TX 7:00pm-9:00pm

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy an evening of music and sharing with twin sisters Rose and Penelope from New Zealand. They are singer/songwriters and both have also written books for children. All ages will enjoy Rose and Penelope’s musical and visual presentations as they share about their childhood in the jungles of New Guinea, and the fun and adventures of homesteading and home schooling in rural New Zealand. FREE Admission. E. A. Young Academy, 8521 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182. For more information: www.heartoftex.org or events@heartoftex.org

“I have new hope for my marriage and my family through your powerful and beautiful songs. Thank you.”

“I wept all the way through your concert. Thank you so much. They were healing tears.”

“I went away feeling like God had touched my heart and kissed my forehead. Thank you for your ministry.”

Would you like a sneak preview? Below are links to videos of some of Rosie’s songs on YouTube.

As the Twig is Bent

Home Schooling Blues

Dancing in Somalia

Wounded Healer

A few of the scores of photos that we had fun taking…





Fun! What a blessing to have a twin sister!!!!

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