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Tuesday 23rd October 2007

America's Carolyn Pankalla tells how personal tragedy inspired album

AN AMERICAN singer Carolyn Pankalla has told Christian Retailing magazine that personal tragedy has shaped her debut album. The singer lost both of her parents as a child - her mother in a car accident and her father in a fireplace explosion which destroyed much of the family's home. The singer, who once sang in Southern gospel group The Goads, said, "I think the album is a reflection of my life's journey because I went through a lot of pain as a child and feeling alone as a little girl. You don't understand why people leave, as a little girl." The project, 'Broken Into Beautiful', is released on Carolyn's own Bella Vida Music and produced by Jim Cooper (Building 429). CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Lynn Shelton in Gatesville, TX @ 19:28 on Jul 25 2017

Saw your family preform years ago in Little Rock AK at a Team National meeting. Bought a CD that something about a Cowboy and my other favorite was YourFutures So Bright You Need Sunglasses. Is there any where to get that CD now. You folks inspired me in person and with GThat CD later. Please let me know. Subject line "Bright Sun Glasses"

Posted by Sylvia Smith in Reading,Pa. @ 04:46 on Jul 16 2010

I had the extreme pleasure of meeting, and listening to, the beautiful voice of Carolyn in San Antonio,Texas!!This woman is incredible.!!!She truly touched my heart and soul.i truly left the area filled with the spirit of God,like I have not felt since childhood!!!God bless you Carolyn and i look forward to meeting with you again. Sincerely,Sylvia Smith Readin,Pa.

Posted by Jean gros in Louisiana @ 16:03 on May 28 2010

My mom and dad used to be in amway and saw the goads at one of their siminars. They brought me back the cassette with the goads singing how great thou art and it also had just the instramental on it also but I cannot find it and it is my favorite cassette. How can I get another one or if yall put it on cd that'll work too

Posted by Rose Reyes in Red Oak, Tex @ 16:05 on Feb 24 2010

I have a cassett by The Goads-Forever Together, where they sing, "How Great Thou Art," is there a cd with the same information?

Posted by Sherry Lombardo in Las Vegas, NV @ 16:08 on Apr 24 2008

Thank you for your testimony. You're a beautiful lady of God. Broken into Beautiful is a remarkable song.

Posted by Alan and Martha Bern in California @ 23:51 on Dec 22 2007


We received an email from Celebrate Church in Orlando, Fl. The pastor from Celebrate keep in touch frequently. The latest email indicated that you are going to be a guest on Christmas Eve.

We would like to have attended, but becuse we are on the West Coast, it is unlikely that we would be able to make this event

We believe that the Lord, Jesus Christ will continue to bless you with an abundance of His love. Continue to place Him first, and share His love with the world.

Thank you for your service in Him.

We had no idea of the trials that you have been through as a child. Emotional scares can only be healed, as you know, by Jesus, our Lord and Savior. You are an inspiration to all this time of year who may carry the heavey heart of the loss of someone special in thier lives.

Again, bless you for all your efforts in His name.

Alan and Martha--Crescent City, CA

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