12 August 2014

Wendy and Mary: A Favorite from the 1980s Christian Music Scene

I was pretty little in the 1980s, but big enough that I still remember them pretty well.  My mom worked at a Christian radio station for a while, which meant we got a good dose of all the 1980s Christian music artists like Steve Greene, Evy, and the like. 

Then of course there was the Christmas radio drama, Mary's Song, in which my mom played Mary.  She practiced her lines at home one day, and I happened in the room at about the time she said, "My son is the Messiah!"

"He is not!" I retorted.  I may have been three years old or younger, and I adored my older brother, but I knew my Bible well enough to know he was not the Messiah!

Fast forward to a few months ago, when my dad played a record or two over speaker phone for me on his little portable record player.  (That's normal, right?  Listening to records over the phone?)  

Which somehow led to figuring out that our tape player works, and a discussion of which tapes I had in my possession (rescued from my parents' house when they weren't listening to tapes anymore), which led to my dad's incredulous "You have Wendy and Mary?"

Yep, and I proudly still listen to them on a regular basis.

There are just days when my heart needs a genuine Christ-centered thing to listen to, and I was thrilled to rediscover how much Wendy and Mary centered their music on Scripture, both direct quotes and paraphrases.  Their music is cheerful, uplifting, just what I often need to keep my mind in a good place while I wash the dishes.

But I started feeling a little guilty when I realized that I still had Wendy and Mary, but my dad didn't.  I thought maybe I should send him the tape, so he could have a turn.  I didn't want to do that, so I started with a little YouTube video via e-mail:

Then I had a better idea.  What about eBay?  Or Amazon?  To my delight, I found out that you can still purchase this delightful music in just about any form you want:  record, tape, CD, mp3, and even a remix from Wendy and Mary themselves.  Or you can get the music from iTunes for your listening device.  It's an amazing world we live in.

For my dad, a record for his awesome little record player was the perfect choice.  I could hardly wait for his birthday to come, when my mom could pull it out to surprise him.

Here's another favorite for you to sample.  I hope you're blessed by their music as much as I am!


  1. Wendy and Mary sound vaguely familiar, like a far-away memory from my childhood. Still, I'm so glad you shared about them because I'm enjoying them now.

    1. I'm glad you're enjoying them! I hope the music is a blessing. :)


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