Friday, August 18, 2006






~* Hootenannies *~


.Music is a function of the spirit, body and soul
Personal preference for music is as varied as
the styles of music today. Music lives in our hearts
and affects our the way we live. How did you learn
how to spell encyclopedia or even the the alphabet
itself? Music just gets stuck in our heads and follows
us around all day and beyond! The songs of a community
.or a people group serve as a portable history book
To hear a song from the past can evoke emotions that
transport us back to that time. Haven't you have heard
a couple say," Honey, they're playing our song," as
they reminisce? When I was in college, my favorite
".events were the "Hootenannies

We gathered on the lawn and sang along with whatever
group was performing - we all knew the words or we
- pretended to. Peter, Paul and Mary came one weekend
now you know how old I am! Still today when I hear
certain songs, I am transported back in my mind to
remember the fellowship we had as we all were "on
the same page of music." A pastor once said that if
!you write a song right, people will sing it forever
Today, try this - take a favorite scripture and put a
little melody to it as you go through your day. It
doesn't matter if you are an accomplished musician or
!if you think you can't carry a tune in a bucket
The Bible tells us to "make a joyful noise unto the LORD
all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing
praise (Psalms. 98:4)." Today, give your highest praise
!to God which is what hallelujah means in Hebrew




Contributed by Barbara Ulrich _

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