In Tune

I had an “aha” moment recently. Owning two pianos, tuning them regularly can be quite costly. I have a pretty good ear and can tell when a note begins to sound “off”, so I decided to look up tuning kits to see how affordable they were. Much to my surprise, they were pretty inexpensive, so […]

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Julievision

I have been listening to a great online course on overthinking by Jon Acuff. In one of the sessions he talked about having empathy for others- as well as for yourself. He describes empathy as “caring about the things that the people you care about care about”. This really resonates with me. My husband and […]

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Open my eyes

One evening last week, my voice student became MY teacher. It had been a busy day-but a good one! I began to play the song we were working on, and I noticed my student had fixed her gaze on the wall above the door. “What are you staring at?” I asked her, curiously. “The clock! […]

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seeds

This past Sunday, as I sat down at the keyboard on the stage at church, I noticed something on the keys.  There was some kind of seed resting on middle C.  A sunflower seed perhaps? The strange thing is- I NEVER eat on the stage at church, and don’t recall seeing anyone else eat either. […]

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the missed list

I miss seeing the random smiles  of strangers  striking up conversations of  commonalities and enjoying a  moment of connection  I miss the warm embrace of  a friendly hug- the one that makes me  instantly feel like you’re a part of my  family  I miss the naiveté of going about  our daily lives without thinking that […]

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leaning

we’re in a time  of “leaning”-  all our excess  stripped away  we’re in a time  of leaning  on our Savior   day by day This is a strange season we are in. Just a few short weeks ago I was excitedly planning Easter festivities at church, my girls were anticipating their spring concerts and trips with […]

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How you doin’?

As Joey from my favorite sitcom, Friends, would say- “How YOU doin’?” I have written lots of half posts but haven’t actually “published” one in a while. It’s kind of funny, because we used to be so busy- with work, taking kids here there and everywhere, after school activities… in fact eating meals as a […]

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more than a feeling

focusing on feelings  leaves my heart reeling  and my goal becomes  a far distant dream  but when I instead plan each step ahead   the destination’s  not as far  as it seems  I had an “aha” moment this morning.  Yeah, that happens occasionally- but not as often as I’d like 🙂 I really wanted to […]

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good things come…

Isn’t it funny how some days don’t seem to start off on the right foot…and then by the end of the day, you look back and see how it was one of the very best days? I woke up one day with a feeling of dread.  There were several things I had to do, and […]

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Morning Praise

O God, inspire our morning hymn Of love and gratitude; Oh, bless the sacrifice we bring, Thou Source of every good. Thy miracle of love so sweet Preserved us all secure; While helpless in unconscious sleep, Thy presence kept us pure. ’Tis blest to rise, O Lord, and join With nature’s minstrelsy; To hymn Thy […]

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