My newest book and most recent music video:
More Inspirational Stories and Photos from the Thousand Islands
What Kind of Love is This?
A song I wrote, sung, and set to some beautiful Thousand Islands Sunsets. Check it out on YouTube.
Welcome to Patty's Page. I hope you enjoy my music, photos, and articles. I know it is a little unorganized but that is because I keep adding new stuff! So, please stop back now and then. In fact, North Wind Publishing recently released A Bird Lover's Reflections: A 90-day Devotional and Journal for People Who Love Birds. This is the third book in my new outdoor devotional series. The first book, River Reflections: A 90-day Devotional and Journal for People Who
Love the Water came out in 2012 followed by Nature Reflections: A 90-day Devotional and Journal for People Who
Love Nature in 2013.
The summer before that, we released River-Lations: Inspirational Stories and Photos from the Thousand Islands which is a collection of articles I wrote for the Thousand Islands Sun Newspaper along with
some of the
photos I have taken of the Thousand Islands. In 2017, North Wind Publishing released River-Lations Revisited: More Inspirational Stories and Photos from the Thousand Islands with over 30 new stories and pictures. This is my most recent publication.
In 2010, I was the recipient of a national Amy Award for one of the articles that are included in the book. You can read the Thousand Islands Sun's Press Release about the award or you can read the article, Kayaking
for Dummies, on the Amy Foundation's web site. I also write ariticles occasionally for Thousand Islands Life.com including Songs in the Night which has some of the sights and sounds of our Thousand Islands loons.
Of course I also love to sing and write music. Along with the songs above, my other recent songs include, Come Into His Rest (set to my nature photography),You'll Soon Make All Things Right, Alpha & Omega,
I Was There (mp3) and Light
of Love. Please let me know if you would like the lyrics/chords to any of my music. I recently uploaded a recording of my song, Psalm 130, that was recorded many years earlier at my college recital at Houghton College (thanks to Mary (Smith) Phillips and Connie Finney for your help!). I also play keyboard and sing on the worship team at my church, the Syracuse Alliance Church on Midland Ave in Syracuse, New York. Check out the article recently done about our church in a local newspaper.
In my other (non-musical) life, I work in the Department
of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. But once I leave for the day, I enjoy a number of other activies. In the summer, I'm always somewhere near the water. That includes the Thousand Islands. I love to be outdoors jogging, kayaking, gardening,
fishing, swimming, and taking pictures (check out my photography pages or you can see some of my photography featured in The Thousand Islands Life Magazine).
cold winter months I keep busy by writing. Inspired by the magnificent
creation, I enjoy composing and singing my own songs, as well as
inspirational books and articles (click here to
read one of my nature articles originally published in the Syracuse Good Newspaper). We recently released
our newest music video, River-Lations,
which completes our Thousand Islands music video triology. You
can even view our 3-minute
movie trailer on YouTube. We are really excited
about it and believe it is our best work yet. We were thrilled to have River-Lations receive the highest
possible 5-Dove rating from the Dove Foundation. If you
music and nature we think you will too!
2007, I had two new books published including To Love, Honor, and OH
, which is a book about love and marriage published
by CSS Publishing Company (see
the neat review this book got from the American Authors Association
in the year, CSS
, inspired by some of my kayaking
most recent music album is my 12-song CD, Wondrous
(pictured above --note, I am the one on the right, not
left). I express some of my deepest thoughts and feelings in my
songs and I love to be able to share them with others through my music.
Here is one of the songs (mp3), "What Kind of Love is This?
" to give you
a small taste of the album. You can read the latest review in
the Syracuse Post Standard
. Several of the songs on this album are
included in the River-Lations music DVD
My previous album is The
Treasure of Your Love
includes the song, "I
" that was written for the victims of the hurricanes in
2005). I was interviewed
on WHMR radio
where I talked about the making of this album.
previous CD, Heaven
& Nature Sing
, includes 10 original songs all
by nature and Scriptures with all kinds of neat new special effects.
hear the mourning dove, the waves of the River, a forest full of birds,
bells and a few additional surprises. I was honored to have it reviewed by the
. But wait!
It gets even better. You can
now watch while you listen. We have also released the Heaven
& Nature Sing Music Video
that sets seven of the new songs to
scenes of nature, wildlife and the Thousand Islands area. Want a
peek? You can now see the title song, "Heaven & Nature Sing" on YouTube
Special Note: You
purchase the Heaven
& Nature Sing CD or the movie
and help support the new CNY
at the same time (see
& Nature Sing
to learn more).
In May of
2002, we released our first music
of the amazing Thousand
area, its lighthouses, ships, castles
wildlife all put to seven of my own original songs. Wildlife, of
includes Hoover, our "pet" chipmunk, featured in his very own song (now featured on YouTube
information about this now world famous chipmunk, come visit him at his own web site
After all the feedback we
about our little friend, we felt that the least Gold-Mountain could do
to sponsor The
complete with pictures, chipmunk links and even his own feature
music videos, we have also released several other music CD's of my
In Only Natural
I have combined my love of music
my love of nature by adding nature sounds to songs I wrote about God's
Praise in the Islands
Chipmunk Song and my new patriot song, "America Keep Praying" which is
on the music video. Please feel free to listen to a short sample on my music pages
few years ago, I completed another CD that had a different focus from
some of my other
music. Through several recent circumstances, I was reminded of
of the difficult times I have gone through in the past and how, as I
through them, I would find comfort by putting my thoughts and prayers
music. The Lord brought me through each of those difficult times
each time, He put a song on my heart. In Out of the Depths
I share 10 of those songs with the hope that they will bring comfort
encouragement to others who are suffering and who need a quiet reminder
they need not go through it alone. The title comes from Psalm 130 (this is one of the cuts on the album)-
"Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD...put your hope in the
for with the LORD is unfailing love” (Ps. 130:1,7). If you, or
you know, is hurting I pray the words and music on this album will
help you find your way out of the depths.
I already mentioned, I also love to write. My first book was
in April, 2001 from New Leaf Press. Perennial Faith
is now available at your local bookstore or online through Gold-Mountain.
In Spring of 2005, Arcadia
Pulishing Company released the book I co-authored
with my husband Bob, called Singer Castle. It is the
of the castle where
I spent many of my summers. You
can read the book or, you can now see the movie. For one of our
most unique projects, the Dark Island's Castle
Mysteries video, see our major projects
Castle, for over15 years, until its sale in
2002, I was actively involved in the music ministry at Jorstadt Castle
(now known as Singer Castle
) in the Thousand
Please come and visit the web site I have dedicated to this wonderful
of my life: A
. It is our involvement there, at this
place, that prompted us to keep its memory and history alive in our new
I also volunteer at New Hope Family Services
currently as their online crisis pregnancy counselor and web page manager.
are a local agency run almost exclusively by volunteers dedicated to
both the unborn and their parents through what, in many cases, is
a crisis pregnancy. There are similar organizations located throughout
country. If you are interested in more information, or if you,
are struggling with a crisis pregnancy there is a place right here on
Web that you can visit. It is the OptionLine/Pregnancy
I'm at work or at play, on the River or at my keyboard, none of those
really define who I am. I would hope that if only one thing were to
to mind when people thought of me it would be in terms of my First Love.
for some of
Patty's Personal Picks i.e. links you won't want to miss.
two Vital Links:
A few other
Favorite Sights (great photography
a free screen saver, to boot!)
Favorite Sounds.(this gets me to work in the morning
even without coffee -you can listen online!)
Favorite source for
FREE E-cards (Really neat, inspirational cards for every occasion)
Favorite source for news on the Web
Faith and Fun (Beware! These people are crazy!)
Favorite Local Outreach (feeding the
hungry, minstering to the refugees and to the poorest of poor)
Favorite International Outreach
(caring for those in need worldwide)
Favorite magazine on the
Favorite Source of Inspiration
Favorite List of Daily
Favorite Science and Apologetics
Favorite Site for Families
Why wait until
Good News for
The Truth in Many Languages
I Was There
When the storms
crash down upon you unannounced
When the life
is gone before your eyes
When you ask
tears and anguish why such sorrow you must bear
child, I will be there.
When the winds
- - I will be there
and when the
you hold so dear are washed away
I will hold you
I will keep you
And you will
through it all, I was there.
When the storm
and you're left thinking all is lost
if you'll only
to Me, I understand
For I died upon
and gave my very life for you,
And I did it
show my love is true.
Come to me - - I
see you through your pain,
Trust me, I will
you through each day.
Cling to me,
you through it all
and be with you
I bring you home to stay.
you for visiting my web page. I hope you found some refreshment and
here. I leave you with this shining symbol of hope. Click
the true source of Light.