Posts Tagged ‘music’

Musical Family Fun + Spiritual Renewal = Church Music Night

May 30, 2010

Some of my favorite Family Fun involves playing music together and tonight we had a delightful opportunity to play at the church music night. It was so fun to hear everyone else’s contributions, too! Afterward, we had fun chatting and just generally being encouraged before the week starts all over again.

It was some Family Fun in the broader sense of the word “family.”

Christmas Strings

December 15, 2009

A few weeks ago, I posted THIS note on how thrilling it was to have two more kids joining the family’s strings group. Well, yesterday, our little group got to perform those Christmas songs for the residents of Custer Care Assisted Living Center. We had such fun. It’s great to have an audience to share our songs with.

Flylady and Christmas Music

November 28, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday. Last summer, I spent some time de-cluttering our music CDs. So, yesterday, when I went to get out the Christmas CDs, I found them all in one spot, ready to go.

Christmas is coming….

Flylady and Music

November 12, 2009

I got a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) thrill last night when all six of our strings-playing children played together for the first time! What this means is that Margaret and Eleanor have now progressed to the point of being able to join Amelia, Clara, Jacob and Tim (and Joey and me) in our family strings group. To hear three violins, a viola and two cellos cranking out our familiar Christmas tunes was, well, music to my ears.

What does this have to do with Flylady? Well, when I developed a Control Journal with my Flylady routines, we set a specific time each week to practice special music for church. Establishing that habitual time for all of us to get together to practice has been a huge blessing.

But, then I thought about another Flylady association when it comes to playing music. None of us learned to play these instruments overnight. We all play at this level because we practiced day after day, year after year, sometimes 15 minutes at a time.