J. Davis is a former singer/songwriter with 30 years of experience in
music ministry. Her high soprano voice led her to sing in venues such
as Ontario Place, The Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Centennial Hall and
The Western Fair in London, Ontario to name a few. Her concerts and
messages always pointed her listeners to a relationship with Jesus
In 1981, her song "Lift Up the Lord of Salvation" won a
national contest and was featured in an album that included various
Christian recording artists throughout Canada. In 1982 while singing in
Toronto at the Yonge St. Mission coffeehouse, Evergreen, she was
invited to sing on 100 Huntley St., where she debuted another song she
wrote called "Thank You".
She released her first album and
continued touring throughout Southwestern Ontario and the U.S. in 1989,
appearing on 100 Huntley St. from time to time, until the winter of
2000 when an emergency surgery resulted in the loss of her singing
voice. Six months later, a fall down a flight of stairs would leave her
permanently disabled. In April 2008, she appeared on 100 Huntley St.
once again - this time to share her story of surrendering to God when
your dreams are shattered.
No longer able to sing, Laura began writing full-time. Her first novel, Come to Me, is about the life of Christ through the eyes of his mother. Laura says, "Writing
this book brought me into a deeper relationship with my Lord. I wasn't
ready to give up singing and struggled for months with surrendering to
the idea of writing full-time instead of singing. It wasn't until I
submitted to God and said yes, that this book came flowing out of me. I
spent more than three years studying the life of Christ, researching
the era and getting into the minds of Mary, the disciples and yes, even
Jesus. My relationship with the Lord has never been closer. He healed
me of my sorrow over losing my voice, by drawing me to write about him
and in the end, Come to Me, is all about drawing people to Jesus,
surrendering to him and getting to know him intimately, even if you've
known him your whole life."
In the spring of 2012, Learning from the Master: Living a Surrendered Life
will be released. This bible study, a companion guide to Come to Me,
examines how Jesus, His mother and His disciples were able to say "yes"
to God no matter the circumstances. Looking closely at their lives,
Laura leads her readers to the feet of Jesus encouraging them to find freedom in surrendering all to Jesus.
Laura shares her story with those who are in need of
encouragement. She also loves to share the Word of God, digging deeper into
it's truth and is available to speak at your next ladies meeting or