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…

Playing Their Song – Part 1

Originally posted on New Beginnings:
“One year we went on a cruise for our anniversary. After dinner one night we went down to listen to the band that was playing in the room below the dining room. In that moment as they started playing our special song, a feeling of completeness and peace just settled…

Are Nursing Homes in the Bible?

When Jesus walked the earth there were no nursing homes, but in His day, the pool of Bethesda was similar to a long term care facility in some ways. Let’s just peek in to a scene from His visit there. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him…

Singing is a Step of Faith

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!                      Psalm 149:1-2 ESV Singing is more than music it is a step of faith. When we open our mouth to…

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….