Hi Everyone!

I thought it was high time I updated everyone on the changes that have been happening in my life. You can see by the calendar that I currently have NO concerts or special appearances coming up. This is on purpose! Last year I decided to head back to school. I've been pursuing my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I am on track to graduate in May of 2015. It's an extremely interesting field, and I hope to work with trauma survivors especially women who have experienced domestic abuse. However, I am open to God's leading in this, and I can see that there are many different ways I may be able to apply this learning in the future.

Thank you all for your wonderful support over the years. I will still have CDs for sale online, and you can download singles from multiple sources as well. Keep in touch please - I enjoy hearing form you.




Welcome to a brand new year! I am happy to say good-bye to 2013 and am looking forward to what is ahead in the coming year...

I'd like to update you on the status of Rock Dove Ministries. You may have noticed that concert dates for the past year and the coming year are very few and far between. This is not because we are lazy! Actually, I spent most of last year working on earning a Master's Degree, and I will be going to school full time in 2014 as well. I am earning a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I'm hoping to specialize in trauma and crisis counseling especially for women. The plan is to do my internship in 2015 and become licensed immediately following my internship. It is an excited and terrifying endeavor, but so far it has been a wonderful learning experience!

Hopefully I will see you around and please stay in touch!


I Love Lompoc

Last week, I was in California seeing family and friends and performing with the wonderful Lompoc Pops Orchestra.  Can I just say:  "BRAVO"!  I was so blessed to be allowed to join such a special group of musicians who work so hard to bring the beauty of music to California's Central Coast.  I wish I could take them all with me on the road!

Hope Springs Eternal

This glorious pure bred German Shepherd was abandoned by her owners - tied in the back yard and left there.  After all, a ten year old dog is disposable, right?  Her humans didn't want to bother with her anymore.  She had heart worms and parasites.  She was starving, confused and years of legendary German Shepherd loyalty couldn't even save her life.

We have a winner!

The first thing numerous adults notice when they are having an asthma attack is they are coughing, feel tightness or discomfort in the chest area and also have difficulty breathing...

June 11

What a difference a day makes

We are asking animal shelters across the USA to take a pledge not to kill any savable animals on June 11, 2012. For Just One Day, "Euthanasia Technicians" will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on twitter. On June 11, 2012, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way.

Next: CT Scan

Hey Ho - next thing I get to look forward to in the seemingly never-ending cough saga is a CT Scan scheduled for January 12th at 12:45 (wrote this down here so I wouldn't forget).

"Hack, Hack!"

Yes, I'm still hack-hack-hacking!  I started coughing around the 2nd week of August, and I haven't stopped.  I've been on four different anti-biotics.  I've had a chest X-ray.  But I made it through the fall concert season, and I have five weeks to go before I have to sing again.

Blogging 101

Since I can't seem to get on the right track with this blogging thing, I decided I needed to start reading other blogs - specifically, blogs about blogs - and try to gather some inspiration for my own.  So far it has felt as though I was wandering around in the dark bumping into things in cyberspace somewhat like one of those silver balls in a pachinko machine. 

Church at the Mall

In the bleak midwinter, Gordy & I sang some Christmas songs...

Thanks to all the wonderful people at Church at the Mall!  We so enjoyed being there with you today for a special time of music.  You were so kind and understanding as we bellowed out note after note being half sick - coughing and sniffling and mustering up as much energy as we could!!

Google+ and Music

Google Music Store Officially Launches: How Does This Affect CD Baby Artists?

By Chris R. at CD Baby


TEMP Image 6 1 300x59 Google Music Store Officially Launches: How Does This Affect CD Baby Artists?The newly launched Google Music service allows users to discover and buy new music, share it with their friends on Google+, and upload their existing music collection (up to 20,000 tracks) to “the cloud” for free. Google Music users can then stream all purchased and uploaded tracks from the web or any device, tablet, or phone.


Well, we've done it.  The site is live and waiting for critiques, reviews, and all manner of nastiness you all have to throw at us!  We've invited a special selection of "folks" to take it for a test drive and let us know what they think.  After they've run amok through Rock Dove Ministries-Land, we'll send out another notification through a brand new newsletter that has been developed.  We'll be sending the newsletter to all those who have signed up on our email list, so if you get a second notification because of this, we apologize!  Bear with us.  We'll get the system down soon...

Thanks for hanging out with us in cyberspace!

Stephen Sondheim Takes Issue With Plan for Revamped ‘Porgy and Bess’

More Design Work

Along with a new website, we are working on a brand new Rock Dove logo.  So exciting.  We'll launch this along with the website at the end of the month...or maybe give you a sneak peek ahead of time.  Stay tuned!

Goodbye ole' boy!

A New Day Has Come

Well, kids, with the launch of the new web site, we really, really and truly are going to get on the blog-wagon even if it is only a quick word or two.  Ok, it may not be every day (for sure won't be every day) but we plan on checking in often.  We will post info that we find interesting or helpful, inspirational or funny, pertinent or completely unrelated to anything.  


So sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

More Good News

To Mt Gretna With Love

Ah, Mt. Gretna, Mt. Gretna...


What a wonderful time we had last night singing once again at your beautiful tabernacle.  For some reason or another, strange and one-of-a-kind adventures occur there, and last night was no exception!  For all of those partaking in the frolic and mayhem, we hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the laughter and the companionship of good friends.  For those not partaking in the frolic and mayhem, we hope you enjoyed the concert!  


We particularly want to thank Officer Peebles for keeping the peace and remaining light-hearted about it all.  As for us, our philosophy includes the throwing stones metaphor as well as the one about the plank in my own eye...


So from sharks to swigs, we love you Mt. Gretna!

Sheba = Complete, Whole

Christian Music Tour Beats Gaga, Bieber to Be No. 1

Is This A Blog?

Booking 2011 & 2012

Gordy & Marie are currently taking bookings for the upcoming seasons in 2011 & 2012! 

Gordy & Marie can minister through concerts, special events, women's groups, marriage and couples events, worship leading, radio & television apprearances and interviews, seasonal concerts such as Christmas or Easter, and Marie is especially called to share and encourage women & families who have or are now experiencing domestic violence.

2010 is filling up fast, and some dates are still available.

If you would like Gordy & Marie to be a part of your special event in 2010, 2011 or 2012 please don't hesitate to email or call.


Requests will be prayerfully considered.



I'm clearly bad at this blog thing.  I don't even update my news page!!  But I'm doing more fb now!!!  :)

Gordy & Marie On Hiatus...

Official Announcement:


Gordy & Marie are going on hiatus...


More information to come...

Now We Get To Blog!!!!


Hostbaby has given us the ability to BLOG!!!  I've never done this before, but I think it's time...

Welcome to Marie Barlow Dot Com!!



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