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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My house

It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since my husband and I packed up and moved to Charlottesville with our 1 year old daughter. I never imagined we would move away from our hometown, but literally everything fell into place and it just felt like that was where God wanted us to be. I […]

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when the building gets in the way

There once was a place where we’d go  to take in a heavenly show  but that marvelous sight  has been blocked by the height  of a building- causing me so much woe ;(  For the last (almost) 16 years, my husband and I would drive into Charlottesville and park in a special spot to watch […]

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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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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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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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Color

a backdrop of sky blue a picture- portrait of You evidence how profound I sense Your presence all around I love walking and taking in all the beautiful things He has made.  The sky was cerulean blue, the air crisp and clean, and the color of the trees glowed against the autumn sky.  I woke […]

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less is more

Less is more. Even when it comes to the words we say. My husband says I’m the queen of the 3 minute sermon.  Having led worship at our church nearly every Sunday for the past 10 years, I’ve pretty much gotten the mini sermonette down to an art. Less is more. When I speak, what […]

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what matters most

Time is an extremely valuable commodity. With every passing day, I am more aware of how precious our time is and how important it is to spend it wisely.  Lately, I have found great joy in spending time with my husband and daughters.  As the girls are getting older, I thoroughly enjoy our shopping excursions, […]

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Distractions

I spend a lot of my time feeling distracted. Being a creative person- there’s always some song I am compelled to play on the piano, or an amazing sunset I want to take a picture of… or I am inspired to read my Bible, or write.   All of these things require my undivided attention, […]

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