Music for Memory Care

Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! Luke 12:24 In spite of my having memorized this verse; I confess I have been worrying. It’s as if that scripture has lived on the shelf for…

On Line Worship

For the last month we haven’t been inside our church, seen our pastor or any of the pastoral staff. Our worship has been relegated to sitting in front of a computer screen on Sundays and we serve ourselves our own communion. But in the middle of this crisis against the unseen Covid-19 enemy God is…

Playing Their Song-Part 2

For those of you who like me are trying your best to bring music into nursing home ministry here are a few practical suggestions that have helped in encouraging residents to sing. First, we need to remind ourselves that hearing and voice change over time. None of us still has the vocal range we had…

Sing a New Song

I have always loved listening to my wife sing. Though she has a beautiful voice of her own, her greatest talent is in the ability to sing a perfect harmony that makes both her voice and the other person’s sound amazing. Singing isn’t just a nice idea or something sweet to do with our children….

The Price of the Gospel

I am thankful that God has opened a new door this week in a memory care wing of a faculty we have been visiting for a while. For those of you who think this is a pointless exercise I would like to encourage you to get involved if you can. Alzheimer’s and dementia effect a…