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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!). ;)

My Journey with Church Music // Combating Fear

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I was 14 when I first started normally filling the larger piano roles at church.At first, taking on important musical responsibilities at church was understandably nerve-wracking.It was new and scary.People understood the nervousness those first couple times.But what no one told me is that the nerves just intensify as time goes by.

My Journey with Church Music // Introduction

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Hey y’all!Ever since I began piano lessons at the age of 9, music has been one of my deepest passions.I used to think sour cream made the world go ‘round, but as my blog title change last year clearly indicated, I no longer think that way. ;)For me, music trumps any other interest or hobby.And truly, it is way more than just an interest or hobby… it is a burning passion of mine.Music resonates with me in a way that nothing else does.