Tag Archives: Music

Two Places at Once

It doesn’t take a big group to have a mighty fine worship experience as long as you know how to be in two places at once. Continue reading

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He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Guy Clark)

Guy Clark is probably the best songwriter you never heard of… his music touched my live and the lives of my wife and my kids. Continue reading

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Keeping Time to the Music

Sometimes the greatest risks we take are when we try to protect ourselves from being hurt by others. Caring and vulnerability actually create great blessings. Continue reading

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Summer Serenade

A refreshing breeze and good friends singing under the trees… it doesn’t seem much of an exaggeration to think this is a foretaste of heaven. Continue reading

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Jam Band Dance Pit

the calming thunder of bass,

the stirring riffs of mandolin,

the crystal clinking of banjo,

mellow merging of flat-picked acoustic guitar

and the sweet careening of fret-less fiddle.
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Embracing Yonder Mountain

Could an evening at a Yonder Mountain String Band concert be something like church? Or should I turn that question around? It included a reunion with a young friend and meeting some new ones. Continue reading

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Awards Shows

I shudder, and refuse to even try to imagine, what will make the current fans of hip-hop and rap shudder when their grandkids crank up whatever device blasts their preferences into the fractured ears of their elders. Continue reading

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Good Gifts

Randa and I have joined four of my kids and their families for a Christmas get-together at the oldest son’s house near Clarkesville, Tennessee. Continue reading

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The Red Violin-Part III

It does not always matter how talented, how eager, nor how enthusiastic and determined we may be. There are still times when the most valuable contribution we can make is to be quiet and allow the Lord’s Spirit to move through others.
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The Red Violin-Part II

It is not in the strength of our own talent that we make our contribution to life but rather in the degree to which that talent blends into and helps the whole fulfill its purpose.
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