Spiritual Renewal and Music

Our routine includes a time each week to practice music together so we can contribute special music at church on a regular basis.  Yesterday was our first special music contribution this fall.  I LOVE doing special music with my family!    I love practicing together.  I love tweaking a piece.  I love, love, love hearing my children make music together.  My spirit is renewed every time we practice as well as when we contribute at church.

Yesterday, Amelia, Margaret and Eleanor led the singing of the opening chorus and I accompanied them on the piano.  We chose “See What a Morning,” and Amelia introduced it by reading in I Corinthians 15:

12But now if Christ (the Messiah) is preached as raised from the dead, how is it that some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not risen;

14And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is in vain [it amounts to nothing] and your faith is devoid of truth and is fruitless (without effect, empty, imaginary, and unfounded).

Amelia (on the piano), Clara, Jacob and Tim played a strings medley of “Glorify Thy Name” and “We Will Glorify.”  Clara played melody on the cello.  It’s so nice to have Amelia and Clara around to fill out our strings group again.  We really need that cello!

So, I am blessed and my spirit is renewed every time we practice and I’m blessed again when we play at church.  All of this blessing occurs because we set aside a specific time in our schedule to practice.  We are not rushing around practicing at the last minute.  We are not trying to figure out on Saturday night at 9pm what we are going to play on Sunday morning.  We are not avoiding volunteering to contribute music at church.  All thanks to Flylady routines.

Now, I’m going to go order some more strings ensemble music to practice over the next few months.

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One Response to “Spiritual Renewal and Music”

  1. Joey Says:

    It is a thrill to listen to you all play. I am a blessed man.

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