11-11 Moment

Yesterday,the social media and the news were filled with comments of how special and unique 11-11 was. Why don’t we view each day as special  & unique? What would happen if we treasured more of our days in the same way? What would happen if we treasured a minute...

Wading into joy!

Over the last couple months, I have been wading through the junk. In my last post I showed the progress with my desk. Today’s post will show the progress in my storage area. Here’s what it looks like entering the area. Next to that I have moved the file cabinets and...

Pastoral Care Week

…Pastors (and spiritual leaders) come in all shapes, sizes, colors, denominations, ….or as found in this cartoon of various breeds. As the daughter of a retired pastor, I have had the privilege to  meet a variety of pastors and have experienced the dynamics of...

6 Keys to Living (with Music)

Life can be complicated for many people. It sometimes seems especially so for those whose livelihood is in the arts such as music educators and music therapists. You aren’t sure what to do, how to do it, when to change. You feel lost. While I can not answer these...

Keep Your Head Up!

Last week on the Music Sparks site I shared the need to “Weave Me the Sunshine”. I seem to have my emotional antenna up these days. First, I decided to purchase “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown, Ph.D. I’ve just started reading the book, but I am finding it a...

Are you a dreamer?

Today John Lennon would have turned 71. One of his songs that stands out is my memory is “Imagine“. In it speaks of being a dreamer. Of what do you dream? I dream of: slow walks on the beach days filled with laughter & sharing with family and friends listening to...