My Trip to Holland
Thursday, June 09, 2005
I recently returned form Holland--MICHIGAN that is. I was the guest of Christ Memorial Reformed Church for the end of their Sanctuary Choir's season. They offered a wonderful concert of choral music, including two new arrangements of mine, both commissions: "Jesus Is the Song" (recently published by Daybreak Music), and "How Great Thou Art," commissioned to honor their Minister of Music and Worship (John Bright) as he retires from pastoral ministry.
Christ Memorial has a large choir of 100 voices or so, and I was delighted to hear both of these new arrangements 'live' for the first time. And John Bright is one cool guy--lots of fun, but with a tender heart.
I always enjoy meeting people who are using my music, and the choir welcomed me warmly. I work from the home, more specifically, the basement office/studio--so I spend a fair amount of time alone staring at a computer screen. Sometimes I forget that my stuff reaches a little farther than these old walls of my home, and I'm always moved to hear how God has used my writing to encourage or comfort someone else. It's such an encouragement to ME to continue writing.
So if anyone from Christ Memorial happens to stop by this blog, thank you for your hospitality and for including me on such a special occasion in the life of your community!