Mary is an old friend of mine, though I’ve never met her, and she doesn’t even know my name.
I had a cassette tape of her singing in the group Wendy and Mary back in the early 80’s. The cassette was titled “The Battle of the Heart”. I loved their sound. I wore that tape out! Such beautiful voices.
Fast forward a couple years when I got married and had a baby and looked in Christian bookstores for good Christian music and videos for my little one. I noticed tapes and videos that said the name Mary Rice Hopkins, but I didn’t know they were the Mary from Wendy and Mary. Sad to say, I never got any of those tapes or videos (hanging my head in shame). I just didn’t know what they were like, and I had never heard anyone say anything about them. If I had listened to one of her tapes for children, I would have known that voice! But, alas, I never did.
But it’s not too late. Fortunately, she is still going strong. She is still singing with that beautiful voice of hers. I missed out on a whole phase of her career, but I’m here for this part.
If you aren’t familiar with Mary Rice Hopkins, check out her new songs and videos.
She has her own channel on YouTube that you can subscribe to here.
She is working with puppets now, so don’t be frightened by them. She still has a beautiful voice and a beautiful heart. I pray that she will continue to bless and teach children the truths of God’s word and reap a bountiful harvest.