Christian Vocalist and Homeschooling Mom of Five, Dorothy Anne to Release Debut EP Always Hope, Despite Major Obstacles

Independent Christian singer/songwriter Dorothy Anne is releasing her highly anticipated debut EP, Always Hope on October 20, 2017.  Since debuting her single “Don’t Let Me Go” which drew high praise on iTunes she’s earned a following of more than 16,000 fans on social media.

What fans are saying on iTunes:

Amazing song with great vocals and arrangement. I can hardly wait to hear more songs from this talented and inspirational artist!

 Great lyrics… voice of an angel.

 This song is so well done, great writing, catchy melody and man those vocals! Beautiful!!!

A passionate storyteller and minister, Dorothy Anne’s songs evoke the journey of life and struggle. She captures a theme of hope in the midst of pain with her lyrics, pairing them with bright, catchy melodies and beautiful orchestrations. Drawing comparisons to Kari Jobe and Lauren Daigle, her music is marked by powerful, soaring vocals.

Always Hope is a collection of deeply personal songs that represent different seasons in my life,” states Dorothy Anne. “It’s been said ‘Everyone has a book in them.’ Well, I think everyone also has a song in them that represents significant moments in their life. As I reflect on the completion of this project, I’ve realized that not everyone who has this dream makes it this far. Sometimes people give up too soon. But, if I can do it, as a homeschooling mom of five, anyone can. It is possible to pursue your dreams, if you create a game plan and never give up.”

In addition to “Don’t Let Me Go” the romantic, upbeat song “Hold on to You” is a favorite for wedding celebrations. The album also features the intimate worship song “God Above It All,” co-written and especially meaningful as it was completed after the loss of her daughter Gracie Jade. The inspirational song “The Sun Rises” was written after Typhoon Haiyan tragically struck the Philippines in 2013. It has quickly become an anthem as Dorothy Anne advocates raising relief aid for impoverished communities. Finally, the emotional worship song “Jesus You Saved Me” rounds out the EP and reflects her faith in Christ. 

Always Hope EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is sold.

Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. She leads worship in her church and is a mentor to other artists. She is the co-founder of Defining Moments Ministry with her husband Dustin Dauenhauer.

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Creative Artist Internship

Have you ever wanted to write a book?  Do you have a dream to record a CD?  Are you interested in developing your gifts as a minister?

Defining Moments is now accepting a select group of individuals to join our ministry’s new and exciting Creative Artist Internship program.  Participants will use their skills to assist the ministry and provide support at special events and outreaches.

Quick facts about the Creative Artist Internship program:

  • Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days.
  • Learn essential keys to growing your ministry support.
  • Gain insight to marketing your ministry online.
  • 1 semester commitment.
  • 2-4 hours a week.

Who qualifies:

  • Authors
  • Ministers
  • Singer/Songwriters
  • Audio Engineers
  • Website Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Video Editors

Supplemental Material-

The Freedom Journal

To apply contact Dustin Dauenhauer at


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Can you believe 2016 is coming to a close?! What a great and busy year it’s been for us filled various accomplishments. From Dustin running for local government, to Dorothy Anne spear-heading a 15 year class reunion, completing vocal recordings for her debut EP project and Christmas single, and also welcoming our newest member of the family Baby Evan!

Thank you for all your prayers, love and support throughout the year. We are continually overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity.

In the upcoming year we are committed to having a laser focus so we may excel in what the Lord has put in our hearts to accomplish. We want to continue to share our story and testimony to the world. With your partnership, together we can reach thousands for Christ!

Would you join us to start this new year strong by contributing a special end of the year tax deductible gift of $50, $70 or $100 to our ministry Defining Moments?

Please visit our secure website and donate today at

#018: And For All You Single Folks Out There… Part 1 [Podcast]

Encouraging Single People To Be Single Well

This is not about “how to prepare for marriage” or “how to meet your spouse”.  This is to encourage single people to be single well, and to offer advice to married people on how to love and serve your single friends.

And For All You Single Folks...

What or Where is your focus?

  • Our hope should be in Jesus – not in another person or in a certain outcome
  • Be careful that marriage/parenthood isn’t your sole focus.
  • Focus on becoming more like Christ. No matter what happens, it’s a win-win. Whether you’re single or married, we all need to become more like Him.
  • Watch your thoughts! There’s a fine line between dreaming and fantasy. Fantasy can be dangerous.

What are your concepts about life and yourself?

  • Marriage isn’t a reward for good works. If you’re single, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you did something wrong. Of course, you may not be ready for marriage. The answer is still to become more like Him and He’ll reveal those areas to you.

What are your concepts about relationships and ministry?

  • Surround yourself with a multi-generational community. We all need a Paul, a Barnabas and a Timothy in our lives.
  • God has a ministry for you even today. Your ministry may change if you get married, but it doesn’t have to start when you get married.

Be Thankful

  • Gratitude goes a long way. No one is promised tomorrow. Be grateful for your life today. Why spend all your time pining for someone or something in the future? Live your life today.

Scriptures for Singles

Question: If you could go back in time and speak to your single self what advice would you give? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Watch CFNI The Musical For FREE

Exclusive Gift From Our YouTube Vault

For over 5 years my wife and I had the incredible privilege to direct and travel with The Remnant team comprised of several amazing actors and musicians at Christ for The Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, TX. In 2009 we produced and directed and original musical written by Timothy A. Taylor called “CFNI The Musical.” This was definitely one of our favorite highlights from our years at CFNI.


CFNI THE MUSICAL (with never-before seen footage)

In honor of the season we at Defining Moments are opening the doors of our YouTube vault to let you view this exclusive never before released video.

It’s our way to saying thank you for all your support thoughout the years and to give you a front row seat to one of our favorite productions.

So come with us as we join Gwen, a first-year college student, on a musical journey through the trials and tribulations of college life. Along the way you’ll meet a cast of eccentric characters who are all trying to get a “Ring by Spring.” With drama, comedy and romance, CFNI The Musical shows that there really is so much more to college life despite six girls crammed into one bathroom!

Question: What was your favorite part of the musical? You can leave a comment by clicking here.