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Fred McKinnon is a Pianist/Composer from St. Simons Island, GA. Checkout the full BIO for more information and a complete bio. Worship Interludes Podcast - This podcast features instrumentals for prayer, meditation, soaking worship, relaxation, study music, and rest. Visit the Podcast page to listen or subscribe. Follow on Social MediaFacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter

Love Never Fails | Piano Instrumental [Episode 189, November 12, 2019]

Piano Instrumental Improvisation Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, and Rest

I have read the famous “love” passage in 1 Corinthians hundreds of times in my life. It’s so beautiful, yet so challenging. The expectations put forth in Scripture about loving one another are high. Yet, if we can try to live with this challenge in our hearts, it is so incredibly powerful.

As I read this passage in my daily devotion this morning I was inspired to read it in several translations. I was deeply inspired by the Amplified translation. May it be inspiring to you as well.

Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
Love never fails [it never fades nor ends].

1 Cor 13: 4-8a, Amplified

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Day by Day | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 188, November 8, 2019]

“Day by Day” Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, and Reflection

Living our lives day by day is an intentional way to reset. With each passing day you have an opportunity to pause and consider what has happened and what you hope to happen.

One of the disciplines I practice is journaling my wins and losses for the day. I wish I could tell you that I was successful at this discipline but many times I fail to journal. Sometimes I confess them to myself as I lay down to sleep. It’s a great practice to do as you look back on your day. It’s also a great exercise to prepare for the day ahead.

As you listen to today’s interlude, take a moment and think about your personal wins and losses. A loss can be a challenge, an area where you disappointed yourself or others, or something similar. A win can be something great that happened, or it can also be the celebration of a good choice. Perhaps you stayed faithfully to your diet or exercise regimen. Perhaps you were faithful in your spiritual disciplines. Maybe you were quietly self aware of a choice to not argue or speak negatively about something.

These can turn into expressions of gratitude and prayers for help. They are wonderful ways to open the door into your spiritual practice of prayer and meditation.

I hope that you enjoy the interlude.

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The Thin Veil | Piano Improvisation [Episode 187, November 5, 2019]

The Thin Veil – Solo Piano Instrumental by Fred McKinnon

Today’s piano interlude is called “The Thin Veil”. As I was playing and recording this morning, I was thinking and praying for a dear friend in our community. He’s been in the long, weary stages of battling a disease. Without a miracle, he will be taken from us soon. He’s told me before how much he enjoys listening to these interludes so I am dedicating this to him.

I personally believe that there is a thin veil between us and eternity. We grow up thinking of heaven as some destination in the sky. I wonder if the people on the space station are closer to heaven and God than we are here on Earth. Yet, I’m convinced that it doesn’t work that way at all. I’ve been in the hospital or hospice rooms too many times and witnessed those final, passing moments where it’s obvious that the veil between this life and the next is so very thin. It’s right there, and we are so close to just stepping through that veil into glory.

As my friend Steve faces the veil, I pray for him. I still pray for miraculous healing. I pray for peace, comfort, and a release from pain. I pray for his beautiful wife and children. I grieve that we are in this fallen world filled with disease and pain but I celebrate that this is not our home.

I hope that you enjoy this episode.

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