Thank God for Small Things
Dr Mary Kleinsorge is loved and cherished as a chiropractor in western Colorado. She loves her work as a doctor. But her love, however, was and always will be music. She was injured about 5 years ago and was unable to play her music for 3 years. When her gift was given back to her, she was so thankful. God gave her song after song for this CD. The inspiration came so quickly for most of these songs, that she could barely get them written down and learned before the next one would come rushing in. Thank God For Small Things is a special collection of songs that she hopes will inspire YOU when you listen. Her deepest hope and prayer is that her music will bring you closer to God. Dr Mary grew up in Eastern Kansas on a cattle farm, where her father's encouragement and her obsessive nature led her to be a noticed local and state talent by the age of 12. Classical guitar and country music were her passions. She played her guitar at church and found gospel music very important from the beginning. Her faith in God has seen her through some incredibly dangerous and difficult times in her life. When she was traveling on the road, singing and playing her music 6 nights each week, 4 hours each night, she was faced with many challenges to her faith and the good solid upbringing that she was given by her loving parents. Having been very protected, in a rural and safe place earlier in life, didn't prepare her for the realities of the world. She never strayed far from her faith and has found strength by praying throughout the day for as long as she can remember. Love and the expression of it is the most important thing to Dr. Mary. As she sang the last song of the evening, Amazing Grace, she prayed each and every night for the people in the bars that she was singing to. Singing a song like Amazing Grace in a bar room may not seem appropriate. But, Mary took what she knew of the bible very seriously and thought that by singing it THERE, and by her actions, that she was a good witness for Him. There was even one manager of a lounge who tried to tell her that she couldn't close each evening with her traditional ending. She referred him to the contract that they had signed giving her the right to sing any song she wanted unless it was vulgar or disgusting in some way. He backed down and allowed the song to be sung and finally decided that it was alright. She sang there for many years. In her mid twenties she prayed, once again, as her health declined. At that time, she was the second highest paid "single" performer in Kansas City, behind Olita Adams. She was performing in bars before the recent smoking bans. She stood on a stage, night after night, with her head in a cloud of smoke, until she began having a difficult time breathing. Using an inhaler on stage between songs and taking medications that made her feel sick, she began to question her life. After two years of testing, it was determined to be asthma, and there was really nothing else to do but look for another profession. She honestly knew in her heart, after going to Nashville and already having 2 records produced, that the life of a musician was not very rewarding in the long run----no matter how passionate she was about the music. In many ways, she knew that God was leading her to a better place........a place where she could make a difference.......MORE of a difference than she had made during the years of traveling this circuit. She was moved to consider health care.....and then..... chiropractic......and it was an amazing choice. Making a difference wherever she was had always been important......and THIS was a place that she could make a difference in each and every person that she encountered! When singing in bars, she could only pray that someone, ANYONE, would be affected by her music and her actions. But, there was rarely evidence of that, only faith. As a doctor you get feedback and love. By changing what she was doing to make a living, she was free to write more and sing more spiritual things. She often sings to her patients and so is affectionately referred to as their CHOIRpractor. Her life has been fully blessed with many friends and a loving family, including two beautiful daughters adopted from China. She is blessed with wonderful and supporting churches to sing in. Mary often travels to Mexico to see patients, and singing in the Vida Nueva church in Los Barriles. BCS, Mexico has been a part of her life for many years. Her faith continues to be at the core of her life and will guide her through the years ahead. She has said that THIS project of gospel songs is the most important of all of her recordings. It's so important to her for these songs to be heard and felt now and after she's long gone. Please listen and be moved.