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Music Monday: I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

  I love to dance. Moving to music, being spun around a dance floor, and even the coordinated line dances are all so much fun. Research shows that music and movement release endorphins, help facilitate healing, and improve our overall … Continue reading

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Music Monday: So Small

It’s summer, so it’s time for Music Monday again. Time for some new songs and some old songs. Some songs that are overtly Christian, and some that don’t seem to be at first glance. This song is one of those … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” St. Augustine As a music therapist, I know that we put ourselves into the music we hear, the art … Continue reading

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Breathe

Life has been a bit busy around here the last couple weeks. In fact, it’s been downright crazy. But I love how God shows up even in the craziness. I love how He breaks through the noise and speaks to … Continue reading

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Remembering

I saw a movie, Alive Inside, about music’s affect on adults with dementia. It was a beautiful  documentary that showed how people became animated and engaged just by listening to music that they had liked when they were younger. With … Continue reading

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Times Have Changed….

Have you ever heard or thought, “When I was younger, we did (or didn’t) do _______ in our church”? Change is so hard sometimes, and it’s amazing to think how many things change in such a short amount of time. … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful

I heard something the other day that really hit me. “If your soul is hungry, feed it beauty.” (Clarence Heller) How much more simple can it get? If your soul is hungry, spend some time in the presence of something … Continue reading

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Getting and Giving

Why do you go to church?  Or why don’t you go to church?  Generally the answer has something to do with wanting a good homily, good music, strong community, activities – basically getting something out of it.  What if we … Continue reading

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Music Monday – You are Beautiful by Mercy Me

“You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His.”  A friend of mine works with children who have been abused, rejected, and discarded.  One thing he tries to tell them regularly is that they are beautiful.  I think we all … Continue reading

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