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In Everything Give Thanks!


Thanks to God for my Redeemer, Thanks for all Thou dost provide; Thanks for times now but a memory, Thanks for Jesus by my side. Thanks for pleasant, cheerful springtime, Thanks for summer, winter, fall; Thanks for tears by now forgotten, Thanks for peace within my soul! Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered, Thanks […]

O The Deep Love of God


The Lord led several of us this year to begin getting more involved with a local church here in Chicago, and it has been precious getting to know the families at Marquette Manor Baptist Church. They invited Jonathan and I to sing in the choir, and Esther has joined the orchestra. Esther was asked to play for […]

Turn the Tide

It is a joy to sing with Esther!

“Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” (Psalm 80:7) The Lord gave us this verse as a rhema for the song Turn the Tide that Esther and I have been learning as a duet. Whether the Lord moves miraculously to bring revival to our […]

The Power of Music

Finally, we have published our book about the power and morality of music. It was worth the time it took to write this book just to have family time together.The unique perspective of each member was of great valuable. The book has 300 pages and is now available at our on-line store. ~  

Inspiration on the Ivories

Inspiration on the Ivories

This past summer, after lots of encouragement from friends and family, Clayton Reedstrom and I had several piano duets recorded by Nathan Corduan. My brother James came up with an inspiring design and IBLP offered to sell them for us at Clayton and I have really enjoyed playing praises to our Lord together. We’re […]

A Mighty Fortress is Our God!

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength confide, […]

Violin Workshop Underway!

People started gathering around the baggage claim. More suitcases started their trip around the conveyer belt. I waited. Some people with brief cases, some with children, but only one with, yes! a violin! That’s Jonathan!  I eagerly made my way over for a grand reunion. I had come into Dallas the day before on the […]

Life’s Railway to Heaven

Aunt Vickie has always been an encouragement to me in my piano playing. The other day she asked if we would post a video of me playing something so I found this little clip of “Life’s Railway to Heaven.” Jonathan took it while we were staying at the McEntires house on our recent Florida trip. […]