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Thoughts While Shaving

In 2015, Ron Jackson, a singer in our Baritone section and long-time Board Member, graduated to the heavenly choir. Since then, his wife, Judy, has thoughtfully made her way through the huge variety of papers, clippings, and pictures he saved. Some were humorous, and some were serious in nature. Some were written by others [...]

2017-06-10T19:35:04+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Devotional, General/NCC|1 Comment

Praying God’s Way Part 1: Keep It Up!

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He gave them what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer” as a model.  Within these potent words are many “principles of prayer” that we want to look at in the series “PRAYING GOD’S WAY”.  In addition, many instructions concerning prayer are found throughout [...]

2017-02-22T17:15:20+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

Dealing with Disappointment

How many times have your ‘specs been broken? And I’m not talking about eyeglasses here!  I’m referring to broken expectations that can create a major source of disappointment for us – those times when a situation just didn’t turn out the way we thought it would or hoped it would.  If we’re not careful, [...]

2017-02-09T10:08:43+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Realistic Resolve

There’s something about that ball dropping at the stroke of midnight on December 31st that makes me ever so slightly anxious – did I accomplish enough during the past year? – have I given enough thought to my goals for the coming year? – time is slipping away and wasn’t it just yesterday that I [...]

2017-01-06T09:09:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Devotional|1 Comment

“I Surrender All”

Songs of the Heart:  Part 2 (Reflections on Favorite Hymns, Praise Songs and Anthems) [Writer’s Note: the following was written while creating the piano solo arrangement of “I Surrender All”, found on the album “Songs From The Heart. You may listen to this arrangement, as well as to the Choir’s performance of this hymn by clicking [...]

2017-01-06T09:09:13+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Devotional|0 Comments

The “Oh NO!” Before the “WOO HOO!”

How many of us have experienced a time when we’re moving full steam ahead toward a blessing or the fulfillment of a goal, only to find that something zings in from left field to seemingly snatch that blessing away from us? In church-speak, many call this “Death of a Vision”.  We believe that God has [...]

2017-01-06T09:09:13+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Devotional|0 Comments