Category Archives: Christian Faith

Worship Interludes: Sifting [Episode 28, May 9, 2017]

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”  (Luke 22:31-32, ESV)

There are days when I feel as if I’m being sifted.  No matter how much I personally pray, read the Bible, or put myself into the right place, I feel temptation and the darkness of my flesh all around me.

It’s on days like this that I have to rally, stand in faith, and do all I can to also strengthen others.

Life has been a bit hectic for me and I’ve felt the sifting these past few days.   Today’s interlude is my interpretation of that inner conflict.   (I might add that the droning, repeating pattern is also fantastic for lulling you into a trance-like sleep, so enjoy the rest!)

Worship Interludes: A Praying Nation [Episode 27, May 4, 2017]

Today, May 4, 2017, is the “National Day of Prayer” in the United States of America.   This podcast reaches virtually every country in the world so I realize that this is not a special day in other places.  However, I wanted to spend some time in the studio today creating an episode to mark this significant day and have my own time of prayer and reflection.

Many times, I will pray or think about what is stirring in my heart, and then just play.   Today’s episode was a little different because I prayed aloud in the studio as I played.   Those pauses are reflections and the playing was responsiveness to how I was praying.

May God bless America and every other nation whom chooses to pray.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  (2 Chronicles 7:14)