Listen to the angels sing – can you hear them?

Silent Night; In the Bleak Midwinter; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; Away in a Manger…. we all have our favorite Christmas carols. If we only had time to talk about my “top five” there are probably a dozen or more I’d try to squeeze in. Carols touch us for many reasons. Continue reading Listen to the angels sing – can you hear them?

how to use hymns for great conversation and more effective living…

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:19-20 This page has enjoyed a huge spike in views over the past few days. Continue reading how to use hymns for great conversation and more effective living…

Just a Closer Walk – every day!

It’s great to be in worship as a faith community, regardless of the choice of music, but there is something compelling and poignant about the winsome invitation of this classic song; to walk more closely with Jesus; to experience and to share his kind of strength; to share communion together around the Lord’s Table; to live – and to love – as followers of the Living Way…

when my guitar gently weeps

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his Temple!     Praise him in heaven, his strong fortress! 2 Praise him for the great things he does!     Praise him for all his greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpets and horns!     Praise him with harps and lyres! 4 Praise him with tambourines and dancing!     Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! 5 Praise Continue reading when my guitar gently weeps

“come as you are” – Jesus

 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them… – Matthew 5:1 Back to our ongoing “Mondays with the Sermon on the Mount” discussion: this Sunday my adult discipleship class talked about “Who was there?” on the mountainside Continue reading “come as you are” – Jesus

Prayer – when I stare at the keyboard instead of listening for the music…

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. – Revelation 22:17 So, I’m not a real piano player; I have tinkered around with the keyboard a little in the past – but really Continue reading Prayer – when I stare at the keyboard instead of listening for the music…