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Music as Prayer

Music is prayer. You might expect someone who has spent a lifetime in music, someone who works in music ministry, to say that. But what do I mean? Consider… Music is a full body prayer. We may sway as we listen. We may tap our feet. We may lift our hands. We may even dance! […]

The Brain Science Has Finally Caught Up

“A song can go through the side door and sometimes be more effective than talk therapy.” A therapist said this to me on the phone just last week. She had heard a few of our songs on a radio program featuring new music from our project Mercy Great Enough: Finding Hope After Abortion. She expressed […]

Natural Tweeting

Spring. There are lots of reasons to love it. Crisp blue skies after months of gray. Warm, short-sleeved days after months of wearing sweaters. Gardens bursting with vibrant new color after months of monochromatic brown. Swarms of ants coming in the house to get away from the rain. OK, maybe not the ants. But for […]

Miracles are Ordinary Things

Miracles are Ordinary Things This coming Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the founding of Music for the Soul. When I finally decided to answer the call to start Music for the Soul back in 2000 the reaction was predictable. My dad said, “Are you sure you want to do this?” My publisher said,” […]

God Sees Nothing But 10s

God sees nothing but 10s. When I turned thirteen I began to have horrible problems with my complexion. I’d spend countless hours looking in the mirror, wishing it would say something different than it did. Like any other young person I wanted to fit in with friends. I wanted girls to like me. I would […]

Holiday Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Guest blogger Shelly Beach offers some helpful suggestions for those caring for a loved one with dementia this holiday season   The holidays offer an extra level of stress for dementia patient caregivers. The hustle and bustle of the season adds confusion to already challenging caregiving priorities. The following tips can help minimize anxiety for your […]

As Long as We’re Voting

  What is your favorite hymn of all time? What is your favorite contemporary worship song? One night, driving back to Nashville from a Write about Jesus songwriting conference in St, Louis, Tony Wood, Wendy Wills, and I spent four hours discussing – and singing – our favorite hymns. It was a blast. So, I […]