The Organist's Blog

September 17, 2018 – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Of all of God’s many gifts, music is pretty close to the top of my list of favorites. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the ability to play, compose and teach music; and I love that I am able to “do” music as my job. More than all of that, I am so glad that...

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September 4, 2018 – The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Over the past two years, I have come to recognize a reoccurring theme in the Bible. For many people, this is probably obvious, but it never really struck me until I had truly experienced it for myself. The theme: God’s love demonstrated in God’s work of restoration....

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August 20 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Psalm 23 is a psalm that most of us can quote by heart, but how often do we really meditate on the precious promises held within its words? I shall not want. God will always lead me. God will restore me. God will never leave me. On and on the promises go. This week we...

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August 13 – Let Mount Zion Rejoice

It’s easy to wish evil upon those who have hurt or harmed us. How many times have you heard or uttered the phrase sweet revenge? It seems only natural to give back what we think people deserve, but I would venture to say that most of us know from experience how...

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August 6, 2018 – Hope in the Midst of Gloom and Doom

May I be transparent for a moment? Zechariah is scary. It is a difficult book to match up with church music. I considered playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for this coming Sunday. I am certainly looking forward to hearing what Pastor Jim is going to teach...

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July 30, 2018 – Little Things

The fact that the great God of heaven loves me and is thrilled to use me for God’s work never ceases to amaze me. We see over and over in the Bible that God uses seemingly insignificant people to accomplish great things: Gideon, David, Rahab, Mary. God chose to come...

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July 23 – It Is Well with My Soul

Isn’t it wonderful to know that we can trust in God no matter what is happening in our lives? Whether we are in a time peace or sorrow, we can rest in God’s presence and protection. This Sunday, we take time to focus on the book of Jonah. I am especially excited...

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July 16 – God’s Might and God’s Grace

I am so happy to be back with my amazing church family after being gone for a couple of weeks. On June 23, Bryan and I helped one of our friends load up a truck and move to Charleston. We decided to extend the trip through the weekend to have a little bit of vacation...

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June 11 – He Will Carry Me

Father’s Day elicits many different emotions from each of us. For many people, it is a day of celebration. It is a wonderful time of being together remembering good times and creating new memories. For some, it is a reminder of loss; and while those fathers that have...

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June 4 – The Greatest Is Love

Going through life with the last name Love has had its ups and downs. It made me the punch line of many harmless jokes on the elementary school playground. It has provided people with various nickname ideas, ranging from Lovey to Dr. Love. But it is also a wonderful...

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