Category Archives: Christian Faith

Worship Interludes: Are You Weary? [Episode 43, July 18, 2017]

Are you weary?   I love this great photo courtesy of Pexels.Com.   This guy looks like he’s just about to give up.  He can’t take it anymore.  Just pull over, stop it all, and crash.

I’ll be honest.  July has been a very difficult month for me.  Where God is opening new doors, He is closing familiar ones.  Even today, in the past hour, I’ve been faced with frustrations and agonizing disappointments.   I hold my head high, but I’ll be honest, I’m weary.

Jesus spoke in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.   (NIV)

There is a rest when we find peace.   So in the hectic pace of my routine and my day, after managing some chaos and disappointment in my business-life, what did I do?  I turned to the source of Peace.   For me, that is in my relationship with Jesus Christ.    I prayed and played this interlude.   I recognize that there are many who listen to this music who are not of the Christian faith.   I hope that this music will still impact you in a significant way as you face your own trials and disappointments.

 

Worship Interludes: Storms [Episode 42, July 12, 2017]

For those who read the show notes, I’m grateful.   You’ll begin seeing that these instrumental interludes are part of my life.  I play them first for me, for my own times of devotion, prayer, meditation .. and then share them with the world.   As a result, if you follow along closely you can see the thread of my life in these interludes, much like a personal diary.

This interlude is called “Storms”.   The past week has been a week of storms in my life.  I’ve had some serious issues in my business that were very painful.  At the same time, I’ve been battling sickness in my body and have not felt good for over a week.   The combined stress of the business struggle, the erratic schedule of a holiday week, combined with getting sick has me somewhat struggling.

That’s why there haven’t been new interludes since July 4th.   But I’m back.   I’m here today to play, to worship, to share, to be vulnerable.   This interlude, “Storms” is for all those who are in the storms of life.

The overwhelming majority of my interludes are recorded in “one take”.   I started this one at least three or four times and at once point just banged the keys out of frustration.   That’s where I am.

Even still, I find peace and comfort in playing this music and sharing it with the world.   Because even in the storms, I have the Prince of Peace inside of me.