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My Journey with Church Music // Why I Appreciate Sacred Music

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Today’s post is a little off the beaten path and was not originally planned to be part of my Church Music series, but since I have received several requests to write on this topic, and because it is such a big component in the music ministry with which I am involved, I have decided to go ahead and incorporate it into this series.Please forgive me in advance if I do not come across clearly; you are welcome to begin a discussion below in the comments and I will seek to better explain anything that may have come across confusing.

Sunshine Blogger Award, Round 2

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Hey y’all!Alyssa at Here is Love tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award (thank you, Alyssa!), so here we go again! ;)To see my last Sunshine Blogger Award, click here.

My Journey with Church Music // God's Grace for Our Mistakes

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As I have pondered and wrestled with personal questions I’ve had and lies I’ve believed about music ministry – searching for answers and Bible verses, dying to have the perfect aha moment, waiting for comfort and encouragement to steer me in the right direction – I have learned a couple of things about God’s grace for our mistakes.

My Journey with Church Music // When You Want a Different Gift

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I have other gifts, but they’re all hidden under constant piano responsibilities.
It seems like playing the piano is the only thing people want me for. Sometimes I’d simply rather be asked to sing in a group than accompany it.

My Journey with Church Music // Preparing Through Prayer

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Have you ever been so nervous that you can hardly form your thoughts into a coherent prayer?There have been many times when I have wanted to pray before a performance or offertory, but my thoughts are spinning so wildly that I can hardly focus enough to pray everything I want to pray.Can you relate?

Blessings from Summer 2018 Tag

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Happy Monday, friends!I was once again privileged to be tagged by Anna from Annie Writesfor a blog tag!(Thank you so much, Anna!You’re the best!)Anna was ingenious to create this Blessings from Summer 2018 tag, and I can’t wait to get started!

My Journey with Church Music // Preparation: a Reflection of Love

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There never seems to be enough time in the day to practice and thoroughly prepare for every music-related thing I have to do.Can you relate?Scales, theory, hymn arrangements, classical pieces, competition preparation, recital preparation, YouTube videos, hymn playing, “fun” music, accompaniments of every sort... too much music, too little time!It definitely keeps me busy, though I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world (well, besides theory maybe... just kidding!). ;)