The Sound of Music

personal violin

Normally I don't ask you to watch a video before I get to the the Spiritual Application of my blog posts. I would suggest watching this one. I'm a violinist, so I found it fascinating. If you can't watch it, I will summarize it for you. It is on the history of violins and it's only … Continue reading The Sound of Music

“Getting to know all about you.” PT 2

Hey, do you want to know my favorite movie?  Yeah, me too.   I don't have just one favorite movie.  Same with songs.  People that say "Oh my favorite song is..." I just don't get.  It depends on my mood, on what I'm doing, on how the day's been.  I also don't have a favorite … Continue reading “Getting to know all about you.” PT 2

“Getting to know you…” PT 1

"I didn't know you played the violin." I'm not sure why this statement, said to me by acquaintances, is usually uttered in a surprised tone of voice. They could say, "You play the violin?" No. It's usually, "I didn't know you played the violin!" Well no, I didn't tell you. The subject never came up … Continue reading “Getting to know you…” PT 1

Lip-Syncing Cowboys

When I was about 19 and my brother 14, we performed karaoke to the song "Christian Cowboy" for a New Years Eve Party.  We had people clapping along and I think I even heard a "Yee-haw!"  We went all out with the denim and the cowboy hats.  We were totally...lip-syncing.  Yep.  Oh, and the hat … Continue reading Lip-Syncing Cowboys

Carol of the Silver Jingle Bells

Hark, the herald angels sing, "How great our joy to the world.  For unto us a Child is born once in Royal David's city.  He came upon a midnight clear while shepherds watched their flocks on a silent night, o holy night." "What child is this away in a manger, Angels We Have Heard on … Continue reading Carol of the Silver Jingle Bells

All the World to Me

A picture is worth 1,000 words.  As a writer who does not have very good photography skills, I usually end up looking at photos I've taken and couldn't tell you in 1,000 words what I was trying to get a picture of. This photo of my grandfather and me, however, could very well be worth … Continue reading All the World to Me