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A prayer in darkness

Posted 9 January 2011 by
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A Prayer in Darkness

A contractor can be held liable if a construction site is not secured and a child is injured. It is also illegal to incite others to riot. Why should a politician not be held responsible for using violent speech?

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Now I lay me down to sleep

Posted 23 November 2010 by
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Providing music for my mother

A simple, concrete trust of youth leaves many questions unanswered in our Christian faith. There are questions that we need to answer for ourselves. Yet, there are times we return.

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Love Dream

Posted 17 November 2010 by
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Dorothy Chapman

I still cannot listen to Liebesträume. When taking piano lessons when growing up, one of the instruction books I contained a simplified version of Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Lizt. My mother loved listening to me play it. Over and over. Again and agin. I became sick of it. Now that my mom is only receiving comfort care in the hospital, I know what would make her the happiest.

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The Morning Trumpet

Posted 16 November 2010 by
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The Morning Trumpet (Southern Harmony, 1835)

It seems to me that a large part of worship during the 1700s and 1800s was about escaping from the trials of today to an existence I would consider somewhat boring over the long run. How rough and heavy life must have been to only want the next life to be spent on a cloud in endless idleness. Having leisure time in our lives today has changed the need for that personal longing. If life has changed that much, then why does “The Morning Trumpet” comfort me today?

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Rest in heavenly peace

Posted 25 September 2010 by
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Clair Cline with violin made while a POW

The Tacoma News Tribune reported the death of Clair Cline, 92, on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Why remember and honor Cline? Cline made a violin while a prisoner of war. The first concert was on Christmas Eve, 1944. A song he chose to play crossed all wartime front lines, “Silent Night.” Or, “Stille Nacht,” if you prefer. Cline has found peace, even if for a brief moment, during a concert while a prisoner of war. He now has his peace from struggle on this earth. May we find a way to peace today, and may it last longer than an evening, so that we can rise above the war of life to enter the Peaceable Kingdom.

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With angels and archangels and all the company of Heaven

Posted 19 February 2010 by
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Choir of Angles mosaic on the ceiling of the Baptistry of St. John in Florence, Italy

David added two new assistant choir masters to the heavenly choirs on February 18, 2010. Richard Hillert (born 14 March 23) was Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. I think it would be safe to say his most performed work is the setting for the canticle “Worthy is [...]

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