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Worship Interludes: Slowing Down [Episode 47, August 20, 2017]

Today’s episode is the first in a while.  I have to admit, life has taken me for a bit of a run and I’ve lost a bit of my momentum and discipline in recording these interludes.   Today was a busy day, non-stop from the moment we hit the “go” button.   Before I realized it the time had slipped away.  I looked at the clock and thought “I’m not leaving until I record”.   So I recorded a beautiful, heartfelt theme in the Key of A and when I finished a sense of satisfaction poured over me.  I turned to stop the recording and realized that nothing I’d played actually got recorded.   Ugh.

So, I decided to try again.  But this time, I felt tension inside of me and I remembered … “slow it down”.   In between the opening chords, I found myself closing my eyes and taking deep, long breaths.

It’s amazing how much tension we can carry.   I hope that you’ll take a moment and listen to this and “slow it down”.  Relax.  Breathe.  Pray.  Meditate.  Be thankful.

Be at peace.

Fred

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.