Connie Schroeder began writing simple songs on guitar when she was 14. Her passions are Spirituality, Creativity and Music. On any given day you will find her at the piano, sometimes composing or practicing, often just playing for fun; on the computer writing essays and poetry; dreaming up new ideas; nurturing friendships; walking the dog; cooking up healthy concoctions; exercising at the pool; meditating or spending quality time with her life partner, Margaret. She has a BA in Educational Services and a Master of Divinity. (yep, she even does some preaching once in a while.) Comments about Wilderness Blooms: Spirit needs no words other than the language of music. I had the privilege of sitting in the studio during the creation of this c.d. With no music on the piano before her, Connie surrendered to Spirit's creativity within, and the music flowed. And as you listen... through the intense, passionate moments to the heart stopping quiet reflective ones... that same Spirit, I am certain, will open your heart to gifts 'full of fragrant possibility'. Thank you, Connie for listening to Spirit's prompting in the music, and for sharing your gifts with us. Susan J. Thompson, Minister The United Church of Canada I hear your heart and soul...simply beautiful! Cindy Foster Many thanks for your beautiful compact disk, which Suzannah and I have played repeatedly and with much pleasure...and as the author of a book called The Divine Feminine: Biblical Imagery of God as Female, of course I am attracted to 'The Weaver.' As for the grand old hymns in your fine new arrangement, they have a profound resonance that for me will never die. Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author Wilderness Blooms Love seems such a tender thing but knowing us I also know it's power to survive to dance upon the face of things turned dark with howling winds tossing the soft petals of dreams peeling back the green and growing parts of us, until we think perhaps that all is lost, and still we dance losing ourselves to the vast unknown and morning dawns, with clear and joyful song as bees find nectar and with astonishment, we find ourselves again God's colors splashed around us wilderness blooms and drawing back our strength from warmth and light the storms another lifetime and this one full of fragrant possibility --Connie Schroeder.