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July 2012
July 29, 2012

Christmas in July: Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, No crib for His bed The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head   The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay   I love Thee, Lord Jesus Look down from the sky And stay by my cradle, ‘Til […]

July 27, 2012

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If you’re enjoying my blog, well, I have to say that it’s all because of my kids!  Heather’s the primary one to keep reminding Mom about writing down the things which we did together. Here’s my daughter Heather’s blog:  Glory Be to God for Dappled Things She is a delightful observer on “life, the universe, and […]

July 25, 2012

Handel’s “Messiah”: Preparing for Christmas in July

Handel's "Messiah": Preparing for Christmas in July

Now is the time to spend a little time thinking about how you want to establish a musical culture for your family this Christmas.  What music do you want written on their hearts and memories? When I was pregnant with child #1, our beloved pastor and his wife, Norman and Connie Shepherd, invited us over […]

July 22, 2012

A Cuppa Good Tea: Good Flavor, Good Health

  Time to refill my tea tins!  Green tea is just as refreshing iced as it is hot! Anybody who comes for piano will soon find me with a cup of tea at hand.  I thought that you might enjoy some, too! Here are my favorite teas: Jasmine Dragon Green Tea Pearls.  Can you believe […]

July 19, 2012

Children’s Music Activity: “Knock Knock,” a Rhythm Game

“Knock knock” Playing a rhythm game is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the world of rhythm.  Music is composed of three basic entities:  rhythm, melody, and harmony.  Establishing rhythms within a young child helps develop coordination, as well as prepares for singing and instrumental skills in the future. Here’s a fun game to […]

July 17, 2012

Just for Fun: A Peek into Our Music Culture

Music not only creates memories, but in doing so, music serves to knit a family together. When our son was stationed in the Middle East, he introduced me to “The Piano Guys” via YouTube links which he’d send to me.  Knowing that we’re especially sentimental about this song, he made a point of sending it.  […]

July 14, 2012

The Gift of Hearing Music

  My photographer friend Kim. who lives in Pacific Grove, California, has a son in a jazz band, called “The Clock Stoppers.”  She writes: One Saturday morning, during a break in the jazz performance at a local park, the drummer asked this attentive boy if he would like to play the drums.  He LOVED it, especially since […]

July 11, 2012

A Quick Spot of Tea: Vivaldi and a Favorite Poem

Grab your cup of tea, a little snack, and come sit and be refreshed! Tea:  Youthberry from Teavana   Music: A real lute playing Vivaldi’s D major lute concerto.  The second movement captivated me as a little child and I searched for it as an adult.  Would you believe that I first heard this melody on Sesame […]

July 10, 2012

Brunch and Blessings

Attention homeschool moms!  I will be one of the speakers at this event.  Saturday, September 8th, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Brunch & Blessings for Homeschool Moms Come share your thoughts & ideas on how RBCS can support your endeavors as a homeschooler This is a time to kick off the school year,  fellowship, […]

July 10, 2012

Music Culture: Music for Bedtime or Naptime

We moms all recognize how difficult it is for us to stop our day when we should and start to unwind.  For our little ones who are afraid that they’re going to miss something exciting, how much more difficult!  Even as we need our bedtime routine, so do they, so why not make music a […]

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