Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Music points to a Creator!

I agree with that statement.....
and I found an article that agrees with me!

This article (actually it's a blog post) has links to many other articles.... so it is a plethora of information on the subject.... and it deals quite a bit with The Beatles!

And PSYCHOLOGY TODAY has an article I love, "Music as Medicine, Songs as Solace".  It's in the Creativity Cure column by Carrie Barron, M.D.    Well, just the phrase 'Creativity Cure' made me want to see what else there was there.  Barron's most recent article is called "The Slavery of Speed, the Pleasure of Slowness".
Needless to say, I've bookmarked her column/blog.

Back to thinking about music: I like it.   Well, sometimes I don't.  This may seem odd to you, but at church when there are lots of choruses sung one after another after another, with the same words repeated and repeated, well no matter how nice the melody may be, I just want the happy-faced people on the stage to wind it up (or down), and stop.
(There I said it.)

Ah, but sometimes the 'praise and worship' time (as it is sometimes called) is glorious to me.
This past Sunday it was.
Church Chix led the worship at Bear Valley.... and their music and their words in between songs were wonderful.

Here they are (were) before the service....

And here are Janet and I....
We go way back.
We were in a singing group back in the early seventies at Baylor!
We were called CATCH THE SON!

Anyway, Janet is now singing and playing keyboard with the Church Chix.
She also is a fantastic speaker and does women's retreats, etc.

Oh, and Jan is the drummer for Church Chix
and a fantastic soloist (and harmonizer).
She's on the music team at Bear Valley.
Here's her Facebook profile pic...
Whenever Jan's around, you're going to have fun.

You can click HERE to go to the Church Chix website.
In closing, here are two music cartoons I like...

Have a great Tuesday.


Carol said...

Thank you for your kind words, Nancy. It was an honor for us to worship with you all at Bear Valley again. I'm already looking forward to next time.

The cartoons cracked me up! Yeah, I'd have paid anything to not spend the countless hours hunched over pianos and guitars all my life, trying to get to the "perfect" part. But when I cross over into Heaven, the perfect will come. (I guess Jesus paid what perfect costs.)

See you soon!

Nancy said...

Thanks, Carol, for your great comment!
And your great music!

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