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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

Satisfy My Soul | Piano Instrumental [Episode 193, December 3, 2019]

“Satisfy My Soul” – Piano Instrumental Improvisation for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, and Relaxation

My daily devotion includes a plan to guide me through reading the Bible. That plan currently has me reading Ecclesiastes. One of the hallmarks of this biblical book written by King Solomon is his observations of life.

One of the thinks that King Solomon discusses is the vanity of having so many things or working so hard, yet not being satisfied in our souls. Just as it was true thousands of years ago, we can have so many material things in our lives and still be deeply dissatisfied deep in our souls.

Today’s piano improvisation is a return to the sound of the ethereal piano with background synth pads. It is slow, intentional, and has plenty of space to allow yourself to pause (selah) and pray, rest, and reflect.

My hope is that you will discover those things that truly bring joy and satisfaction to your soul. Invest in these things. Be intentional about these things. It is my personal belief that we will never be satisfied in our souls as long as we are separated from our Creator. Confess your sins and allow your heart to be reconciled to Father God. Allow His Spirit to flood your soul with peace and satisfaction.

Thank you so much for listening.

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The Blessings | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 192, November 26, 2019]

“The Blessing” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Rest

This solo piano improvisation is one of my shorter interludes. I’ve been meditating this week on all of the blessings I’ve experienced in my life over the past year. It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I’ve been intentional in expressing gratitude. It’s so easy to get caught up in the cares of life that we forget to pause and reflect on all of the blessings we have experienced.

I loved the simple, sweet melody that came forth on this track. It’s one of these spontaneous interludes that I will probably revisit and develop into a stand-alone solo piano composition in the future.

As you listen, I’d love to encourage you to intentionally meditate on the blessings in your life. In many cases they will involve others. Reach out to them and express your gratitude to them. You never know how much this might encourage those you love.

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Peaceful Moments | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 191, November 19, 2019]

“Peaceful Moments” – Piano Instrumental Improvisation for Soaking Worship, Prayer Music, Meditation, and Relaxation

I usually record the first interlude of the week every Tuesday morning. This Tuesday started out at 5:00 AM when my alarm went off so that I could attend my Tuesday morning outdoor workout with a group of men. It was a crisp 48 degrees and I had a great workout. On the way back home I grabbed a cup of coffee and parked down at Village Creek Landing, one of my favorite spots on the island to have my own personal quiet time. During my time of prayer and worship I watched the sun rise over the marsh. The featured image on today’s episode was taken from my little spot there at the landing.

I normally don’t drive my kids to school on Tuesday mornings so by the time I got home from the school run and took my walk with Sadie, it was already past 9:00 AM. I have so much work to do. I’m in the e-commerce business and it’s crunch time. Stopping, slowing down, and creating an interlude at this point was going to be a struggle. They come much easier when it’s the first thing I do in the mornings.

As I began to play, I felt myself wanting to rush. As I would play each chord, I kept saying to myself internally, “Fred, just slow down. Breathe. Relax”. The combination of a couple of huge cups of coffee and my exhaustive list of work that needs to be done were driving my soul in a frenzy. It was all I could do to hit the brakes.

But I tapped the brakes of my soul and slowly began to calm down. I realized that I could rush through this interlude, or I could slow down and be intentional. Soak in every moment. Let the tones from the piano resonate and fill the spaces.

As I finished, I felt more calm. Relaxed. I felt more at peace.

That’s what these interludes are about. They are intended to give the listener (and the performer!) a space to be still, slow down, pray, listen, and relax. These interludes are an escape from the fast-paced, hectic schedules of life.

I hope that you enjoy listening today. I’m grateful for your support.

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