Thank You Notes

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.       Ephesians 5:19-20 KJV “Have you written a thank you note yet?” Mom inevitably asked every year…

Beginning Our Day With Worship

Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”  He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. John 9:37-38 ESV Discipleship begins by faith but it will only grow as we worship. One pitfall in our churches today is that we connect worship in our minds to a hushed…

Are We Losing Connection?

Are We Losing Connection? One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 KJV David talks about singing praise as something older believers must do in order to let the younger generation know what God has done for them. Of course young people in our churches usually know…

This Is My Father’s World

I often to sing this hymn when I am on my morning walks. I love especially the lines, “In the rustling grass I hear Him pass; He speaks to me everywhere.”  They remind me that when God seems silent in my life it is not from His lack of speaking, rather from my lack of…

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…