“The highlight of my entire week!”

It was minutes before the evening session was to resume at the annual IBLP Counseling Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Gothard had asked David Waller and I to play a piano/violin duet together that evening so now we were working on our arrangement.

Realizing there just wasn’t time to practice it enough to get it down well, we paused and prayed. We told the Lord that our goal was simply to glorify Him in our playing, and to edify and encourage our listeners. As we prayed, I felt assured that God would do that through us.

David Waller shares the story of his brother IsaacTo introduce the duet, David briefly shared the incredible testimony of his brother, Isaac Waller, and the outpouring of grace and peace that God gave to their family amidst the tragedy of his death. This set the stage perfectly for our arrangement of the classic hymn, “It is Well With My Soul”.

Accompanying David Waller on the ViolinAs we walked out of the auditorium after the session had concluded, David and I were met by several Spanish ladies. With tears in their eyes, they explained how much the message of the song had ministered to their spirits. One of them said, “Your song was the very best part of the whole seminar for me, it was the highlight of my entire week!”

All of the heartwarming feedback from this hastily-arranged duet was just one of many blessings that God poured out during this year’s Counseling Seminar. “Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness … Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” (Psalm 150)

Counseling Seminar Group


  1. Joshua October 15, 2007 at 6:57 am #

    My favorite type of performance – a meaningful testimony followed by a hymn of praise! Wish I could of heard it. Continue onward!

  2. James October 15, 2007 at 10:53 am #

    I am sure you are grateful for all those hours you practiced piano when you were younger at home! Who knows what God has for you in the future.

  3. Esther October 16, 2007 at 5:34 pm #

    Wow! Praise the Lord!

  4. Dad October 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm #

    We have experienced this also. When rehearsing a family song in the van on our way to sing at a church we wonder how God could bless this noise :).
    But when we sing with our heart to the Lord He adds His grace and uses it for His glory !!!
    Keep praying and serving together in one accord.

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