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Stephanie's Influences

Listed below are some of the artists, musicians, albums, songs, etc.. that have influenced/impacted my life at various times and in various ways. It’s amazing how certain songs and even entire albums bring back distinct memories of circumstances and seasons. I listen to some of these tunes on a regular basis, and others have simply been a part at one time or another.

I will be updating this page often, as I am always discovering fabulous new tunes/artists.

Childhood Influences

Favorite Female Artists

Favorite Male Artists

Favorite Bands

Favorite Albums

Favorite Musicians

  • Erik Rostad
  • Scott Dente
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Bill Hatcher
  • Ronnie Ciago
  • Ken Lewis
  • Jonathan Kampfe
  • John Catchings

Favorite Oldies

Favorite Classical Music

  • Bach

True Stories/Biographies



Other Recommendations (not necessarily favorites but good reads)

Movies I’ve Enjoyed

Chic Flicks

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Avonlea
  • Return to Me
  • Wives & Daughters (BBC)
  • Pride & Prejudice (BBC)
  • Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson Version)
  • Persuasion (BBC)
  • Emma (BBC)
  • North & South (BBC)


  • A Few Good Men
  • The Bourne Series
  • Saving Private Ryan

Sports Movies (Based On True Stories) (I LOVE Sports Movies)

  • The Blind Side
  • Miracle
  • Forever Strong
  • Radio
  • Invictus
  • We Are Marshall
  • Rudy

Based On Real Life/Inspirational

  • Julie &; Julia
  • John Adams Mini Series
  • Extraordinary Measures
  • The Young Victoria
  • Saints & Soldiers
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Secretariat
  • A Man Called Peter


  • The Boys Are Back
  • Little Manhatten
  • Marley & Me


  • Anything with Gene Kelly or Judy Garland
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • An American In Paris
  • Ziegfeild Girl
  • The Sound of Music
  • West Side Story
  • Carousel


  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Prince Caspian
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader (although none of them follow the books)
  • Toy Story 3


  • Silver Bells (Hallmark)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Joyeux Noel
  • Elf
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods
  • The Christmas Box
  • Timepiece
  • Noelle

The authors listed below have impacted my life by encouraging and challenging me to think, to use my God-given reason, to seek, and to dig deep instead of being satisfied with the surface. A good author does that, I think, regardless of the topic, or whether it’s fact or fiction, theology or fantasy. All truths point to The Truth.

Each of these authors have all played a part in doing that.

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