Sweet sounds of music

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:1-7 I would bet you have musical favorites that stir your soul….songs that you instantly tap your foot to or that you (want to) sing at the top of your voice….sounds that send your heart

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She lifts him up

Like American Idol, The X Factor TV show usually features singers who have it all together – attractive young people who can sing and who are usually filled with confidence, attitude and charm.  At other times they feature people who you don’t expect to sing well simply because of the way they look….this was the case with Charlotte and Jonathan.  Lessons abound, especially for the quick-to-judge audience. Hence the story of Charlotte and Jonathan. While on thier school’s choral team they were paired up on

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“Going to Hollywood” and Your Glory

I have to admit, I am a pretty big American Idol fan. Watching skillful undiscovered talent shine under the pressure of national television and professional judges is pretty amazing. There’s an excitement and a beauty in hearing nervous amateurs sing so powerfully, right on pitch. Many of the singers are from humble beginnings and are not even aware that they have such a marvelous talent. I cheer with them when they find out they’re “going to Hollywood” as their reward

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