My Retreat Interview

Last month, I had the pleasure of appearing on Tina Korte’s program called: “The Power of One” I hope you can join us for this conversation of connecting with God thru the Arts. In Jesus Name, Florida Retreat, April 3, 2019

Communing with the Divine

Upon reflection… certain scenes fully experienced, can be imprinted on your soul. In the immediate aftermath you might detail the guest list or go over the challenges that arose…those who arrived late; the pages that blew off the stand spoiling the perfection of the music. But then time sifts your thoughts and you remember most…

Mysterious Waters

This week I have been attracted to the idea of pilgrimage. I say this because I was drawn towards a book that I own called The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau. I have read the book before and I remembered really loving it. As I pulled it out of the stacks and glanced through…

Follow the Leader

As a Dad I get pretty worried about how I’m doing. I wonder if I’m equipping my kids enough to inherit the every increasingly scary world that’s outside our door.

Music that Binds Us Together

In every class I teach, at some point, I will play Bach’s prelude for cello. It is one of my favorite pieces of music and I have found that it is a good way to introduce Bach to young listeners. I believe it is because this music really speaks to the heart of who Bach…

Elgar: The Poet

This performance of British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s (1857-1934) String Serenade in e minor features the string section of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra playing some of the most celebrated string music of all time. I really enjoy watching string players as they pull the bow across the strings and their instrument becomes an extension of…

What we leave behind, and Where we must go from here

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16 NIV A Meditation on Eastman Johnson’s  The Girl I Left Behind Me  By Adam R. Nettesheim Sometimes I wonder… “how can we ever…

Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is known as one of the leading composers of Czech national music. His music is infused with the spirit of Bohemian folk song and dance. His Style Dvorak rarely quoted actual folk melodies but instead his works have a folk quality. In other words, they remind you of folk music that is…

My Antonia: Escaping into the countryside

I have always love, love, loved this book by Will Cather “My Antonia”! This blog is meant as a source of inspiration for my little group of flute friends as we are sheltering in place during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Our big spring concert has been postponed/canceled and we don’t really know what the…

How Can We Encounter Jesus?

Happy Weekend and Thank you for joining me with this meditation. This is a fabulous painting by the little known Polish Artist: Henryk  Siemiradsky. This painting is 3.5 x 6 feet and so you can try to imagine the true size of the scene. Siemiradsky is famous for these kind of sunlight scenes from antiquity….