The band struck up a joyful tune With beat lively and fast; “Come join in, the host proclaim,” “We’ll party and have a blast!” But some of the guests ignored his words; Others just stood around. A few joined in the circle; Many were by fear so bound. The band played a more gentleContinue reading “Come Join the Dance”
Another year is coming to an end; Many words have been shared; But this one thought I leave with you my friends: All joy, peace, hope, love and care Be yours, Now and always.
This song has been around for a while, but it is so appropriate for the tumultuous times in which we find ourselves. Be comforted and encouraged:
Eastern Oregon and the surrounding areas were havens for Native Americans. Many of these tribes, including the Nez Perce, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Shoshone, would spend their summers in the bountiful Grande Ronde Valley, where they would forage, hunt, fish, and bathe in hot springs. Tribes that may have been hostile toward each otherContinue reading “A LONG, RICH HISTORY”
You make a difference By what you do and say. Speak truth and foster hope, Watch darkness fly away; Join in fear and hatred; Bring in a violent day. Shun bad news and gossip; Hold to all that is right; Promote peace, hope and love; make the world strong and bright. Truly make aContinue reading “YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE”
I am cradled in soft, warm comfort. A cool breeze brushes my face and whispers in my ear. The gentle rhythm of rain falls outside my window. All is quiet and cozy.
Be still, my heart and mind, So I can listen; That I might find understanding, Along with wisdom to guide me. It so hard to hear Amid the chatter Bringing a lack of direction Promoting too many ideas. Peace to you, soul of mine; Let truth speak to us; Bring clarity and refreshment; Then weContinue reading “BE STILL”
Something wonderful happens when people get together to share music. There’s a synergy about it that makes the warmth and delight so much greater than the songs themselves. I think that is my favorite thing about recitals. They are gatherings of people ranging in age from 6 to 60-ish, all performing the ppieces theyContinue reading “RECITAL”
Howling wind Pushes against the house, Bangs the shutters Sending chills down our spines. Crackling flames Join in a happy dance As they warm us, Making all feel cozy.
One step at a time; Keep a steady pace We’re in it for the long haul; This is no sprint or race. Look ahead not back Eyes set on the goal Of greater things before you; That lift and feed your soul. This is how to walk On the path called Life; WithContinue reading “HOW TO WALK”