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My cousin, Steve, sent this to me and I thought it worth sharing.  Click link and watch it and then play it again with your eyes closed.  🙂  Enjoy!

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After we sang the first chorus, “Praise Awaits You In this Place” on Sunday, out of the corner of my eye I saw my husband walking to the platform with song book in hand. 🙂 Well, we all know what that means. “Everyone get a songbook and turn to page 306. I have a singing spirit on me today and I want to sing some of the old hymns. Let’s sing about Jesus taking our sins away.” And so, we sang “The Old Account”. Here’s some of my favorite words in this song, (I think it’s in the 4th or 5th verse)…”When at the judgment bar, I stand before my king and He the book will open, He cannot find a thing. Then will my heart be glad while tears of joy will flow because I had it settled and settled long ago. Cho. Long ago. Long ago. Yes the old account was settled long ago. And my records clear today for He washed my sins away. And the old account was settled long ago.” We even had an old fashioned victory march on this one. 🙂 Then we sang, “Thank God for the Blood” and a few other songs. The chorale sang, “Faith” and “Rain Lord”. The power of God was so strong. When I turned the service back to my husband, he had a sound track in hand. I just smiled. He had the sound man put on the track and Nathan began to sing, “Completely Sold Out”. Then he sang, “Happy Where I’m At”. Danelle and I joined him after this on the song, “It’s Closer Now” and then he ended it with the song with me playing the keyboard, “I’ve Never Been Disappointed In Jesus”. Of course all of this singing was interspersed with a little “preaching”. I cannot describe to you the power of God in the building. Two new men were praying in the altar. One of them is a man my husband and another man in our church is teaching a Home Bible Study to. The other man is another Bible Study who a young man in our church is teaching. They were both so moved by the Holy Ghost. The one man that my husband is teaching was baptized last Monday Night after the Bible Study. He is so excited about what God is doing in his life. To sum this day up…as I was leaving the church he said to me, “Thank You for the service. This is what I look forward to the most during the week. I enjoy so much coming to church.” Another person, a precious saint of God said to me, “Oh what a wonderful service. I feel so refreshed”. Isn’t that what it’s all about? I always tell our choir and praise team that our goal while we are singing is to reach for the lost person and to encourage the saint of God. You never know what God can do through anointed singing.

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Tired?

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We’ve all seen the “ever been this tired” photos. Well, this is just how I feel right now. 🙂 We had chorale practice tonight and I am trying to get over this crazy sickness that just keeps hanging on and on. We did have a very good practice in spite of all the sickness going around. I missed all of you that wasn’t able to be there due to sickness. I hope you are feeling better very soon. What was kind of comical to me about this photo tonight is we practiced the song by Israel Houghton, “I’m Still Standing”. 🙂 Well, I might be tired but bless your heart, “I’m still Standing”. Am I whining? whah! whah! whah! Most of the time I’m fairly upbeat on this blog so allow me my whine time for just this moment. Thank You. I will be back on top of the world tomorrow. 🙂

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Here’s some photos from December…A couple at practices, a few at the concert, a few on December 23 after the concert, and some on Christmas Day. Enjoy!

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Whew!

Talk about “high energy”…..That song we started tonight is it!  I am so proud of our chorale.  They picked it up so quick.  Of course there is a lot more to work on.  It was so much fun being back at practice.  Yes, it’s work but it’s fun work. “Vessels of Honor”, if you read this, you guys are the BEST!  You all know how to have fun but when it’s time to settle down and work, you always do.    Love you all!

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Tonight at 7:00 we start chorale and music practices again.  We have been on a summer break.  It has been nice (I guess) but I am ready to get back into the groove.  I have been listening and listening some more to music and more music and going through sheet music etc. for days now.  I think I look like a music note.  Oh well, such is the life of the music minister.  Tonight we will start on Christmas.  Yes, Christmas.  We will be having a Christmas concert this year so now is the time to get it all together.  You sure can’t wait until 2 weeks before the event and expect it to turn out good.  We will also be working on a song for “All Nations Sunday” which is in October.  Well…..I might wait on that one until Sunday.  We’ll see tonight how it goes with Christmas.  We will be working on a medley of songs tonight:  Hallelujah to the Newborn King/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Angels we have Heard on High/I Came to Magnify.  This is from “Magnify, A Soulful Christmas Celebration”, arranged by J.Daniel Smith and Mark Condon.  If you don’t have this musical you should purchase it.  There is some really good songs on here and nice arrangements too.  Well, I better be off to finishing up with some music stuff.  God bless!

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