14 Dec 2017

The Most Wonderful Time0

Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet I hear so many refer to December as dreaded and draining. As musicians, we understand the drain. Programs hit right and left requiring preparation and practice. But when we stop and think for just one moment about why we are doing all of this—every hymn [...]

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13 Nov 2017

Seasons of Change0

Fall is a season of change. Every year, the tree in our front yard turns fiery orange. It’s the most brilliant display on the street but, unfortunately, it lasts only a day or two. We marvel at it one day only to look out our window the next day and find it bare. So quickly [...]

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14 Oct 2017

Preeminence0

What is most important to you?
Most of the time we aren’t honest with ourselves as we answer this question. We want Christ to be in first place in our hearts, but is He? After all, He is preeminent in all things. Paul proclaims the truth of Christ’s supreme position in Colossians 1:17-18: “And he is [...]

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16 Sep 2017

Mole Holes0

In the car driving home from church, I asked each of my girls what they had learned. My ten-year-old is always well-thought-out with her answers. “In my class, we talked about what it means to be a light in the darkness. Jesus is the light inside of us and we shine that light to a [...]

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14 Aug 2017

Lessons with The Maestro0

I have a really old dog. Maestro is my first born and my only son! He’s 14 and 1/2 years old, and in his senectitude, he’s decided he doesn’t need to please us anymore. Many times he knows what we’re asking of him as he makes eye contact with us, but still chooses to walk [...]

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