Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
When it comes to awards and things like that - I don't know why - I just always sit in amazement and never really expect it.
It doesn't matter if they're in this block or that block: my heart is for all people to know and encounter the love of God.
I love to sing all kinds of music, but I know that my heart is for people to know God, and I want them to experience his love.
When I was a kid, and God was talking to me about music, I was like, 'Okay, I'll sing mainstream music,' because I was afraid to sing Christian music to alienate my friends. Honestly, it was going on 'Idol,' having that kind of exposure, that I realized there's something different about me. I just crave God being a part of every moment.
I have this call in my heart to reach all people.
When I was 15, I had this illness and was basically housebound for two years.
As I've gotten older, my love for jazz has increased.
When I was about 18, I really started diving into Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer Trio and some of those things that have jazz elements but also a pop feel.
In South Louisiana, every single thing we do is jazz or zydeco.
My goal is always to just do my best and hope that the people who find my music also find God in the process.
The most incredible part of seeing people embrace and recognize my music is experiencing the lives of people when they are powerfully affected, encouraged, and personally impacted.
I have known in my heart since I was a little girl that music was a major part of my life and always would be, but seeing others respond to the words I sing amazes me.