The Organist's Blog

October 14 – A Firm Foundation

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16) Many of you already know that I grew up...

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October 7 – Come as a Child

Yesterday, we celebrated World Communion Sunday - such a wonderful picture of the inclusivity of God. All people from every race and creed are welcome at God's table. This week, we continue that theme by honoring the chlidren and those who seek to help them recognize...

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September 30 – A Place at the Table

Living in a world that is rife with hatred, bigotry and many other divisive forces, I am constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to be just a small part of the great work of God’s kingdom. Growing up, I always thought this kingdom was like an exclusive club: only...

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September 23, 2019 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Gospel Lesson for this Sunday comes from Mark 9. In this passage, Jesus encourages his listeners to be wary of becoming a stumbling block to those who believe in him and the work he was sent to do. Looking at this admonition from the other angle, we should be the...

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September 16, 2019 – The Prodigal

This week’s Gospel lesson contains the story of the prodigal son, making it rather ironic that I chose this week to begin writing my blog again. If you had been regularly reading this blog, you probably already know the circumstances that led to the nearly year-long...

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October 8, 2018 – Children of the Heavenly Father

Psalm 139 is a psalm of David that has been titled The Inescapable God. The psalm begins with the line: O Lord, you have searched me and known me. Later, David writes these words: Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to...

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October 1, 2018 – The Music of Creation

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how much I enjoy praising God through music. This Sunday, I am especially looking forward to this, as I will be able to accompany the choir in singing an anthem that I composed. I am excited to share the story behind the...

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September 24, 2018 – The Love of God

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may already know that I spent several years away from church. I had seen so much hypocrisy and inconsistency in the teachings of a legalistic Christianity that I eventually went in the opposite direction of anything...

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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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