Mother’s Pitch

Photo Credit: Nano Anderson via CC.

Photo Credit: Nano Anderson via CC.

“Perfect, just perfect.”

Sarah could hear the sarcastic undertone in her mother’s voice. The clapping that echoed around the white-washed walls couldn’t hide the disappointment radiating from her skin.

Britany bowed in gratitude toward her audience but the quiver in her legs betrayed her nervousness. She knew their mother noticed the missing note in the ninth measure.

Sarah gave here sister a compassionate look as they passed each other on the stage. Britany’s eyes pleaded for help. Sarah couldn’t let her suffer for being less gifted.

As she poised the bow on the strings she made the decision to test her mother’s perfect pitch.

 

 

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Written for Micro Bookends 1.50

Bookends: Perfect, Pitch

 

 

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This song was on the radio this morning. I’ve heard it many times before but never really listened to it. Mandisa really isn’t my style of music, but today, right now, it applies to my life. I wanted to post it because I know that I am not the only one going through something today.

If you are struggling today, know that you are not alone. God is with you. You, yes you who is reading this right now, God loves you. He wants you to seek him, trust him, lean on him.

I know how hard it can be to just get up in the morning. It seems hopeless. But It will get better. Trust in Him who made you, knows you, loves you.

 

Dear Lord, please bless all those who read this post today. You know what they are going through. You know their struggles. Please wrap your loving arms around them. Let them know that you are there waiting for them to reach out to You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 

 

Tuesday Ramblings: Freedom to Worship

Picture found on Google Images

Picture found on Google Images

 

I can’t fully express just how amazing it is to be able to  play guitar. Since July I was finally able to make time to learn to play. I sill have a long way to go but let me just say, I think it is coming along great.

It is so freeing to be able to pick up the guitar and play and worship whenever I want. I never really felt like I could do that before. I mean sure, I could sing but to be able to play the music, learn how to make it my own,  is  truly an amazing experience.

I have always been a musician at heart. Music has been a huge part of my life, and now that I am learning to play guitar I will soon be able to put music to the lyrics I have in my heart and on my mind. I may need to collaborate with others to make this happen and I so look forward to making music with other people. It’s always been a dream of mine to be in a band…..although band is not the word I would describe where I see myself…a group? a collaboration?

Yeah that’s it, A collaboration.

I’ve actually had this on my mind a lot lately. I even have a name for this “collaboration” floating around in my head. I have no idea who these other people will be or if this will even happen anytime soon, if at all…but a girl can dream right?

The most important thing right now is that I know that I am on the path God wants for me. Learning to play and write music for His Glory. I was made to worship Him. Are my dreams a part of His great plan? I have no idea. But I will continue to play and practice and learn until He shows me where He wants me. Sometimes I hate “the waiting game”, but at least it’s not boring.

Who could be bored while playing music for the Lord?

I’ll Get There In One Piece

Throw Back Thursday!

When I was eighteen I wrote a song. I was proud of it. Looking at it now I don’t think it’s that good but this song was my declaration of freedom. Freedom from depression and being alone. God got me through a very dark time in my life and I wanted to document that somehow. So I wrote a song and a couple of friends put it to music for me. I only performed it once at my church’s talent show with one of my best friends. I didn’t write it for any other reason other than to perform it as a way of closure I think, because I put the song away and forgot all about it.

Until recently I hardly ever thought about it, but picking up a guitar and learning how to play made me think about song writing again. So I went into my attic to find it.  Sadly I couldn’t find any of my old notebooks. (We have a big attic and it is just full of boxes and boxes of stuff!) But I stumbled upon a little tape recorder. Yes, cassette tape recorder. It had a tape in it and I was curious as to what was on it. After about two weeks of trying to find a Cassette tape player that works my husband found one (In our attic abyss). And What was it? A very rough recording of my song! I had forgotten that we had recorded it just for practicing purposes. I cringed at my voice and the cheesy lyrics but it was an important part of my freedom from depression so I am glad I found it.

Who knows, maybe I’ll clean it up a bit and get it put to new music (because I’m really not a fan of the music she came up with). But for now, I’ll just share it on here for you all to see. Enjoy. Feel free to let me know what you think. Comments are always welcome.

 

This is the day

I will survive

I will see the morning

I will see the sunrise

 

I’ll walk straight a head

And never look back

I won’t break down

I will not crack

 

‘Cuz I know who I am

And who I want to be

I don’t know where I’m going

But I’ll get there in one piece

 

Sometimes I feel I’m falling

But I always land on You

You take my problems and my fears

And cleanse me, making me brand new

 

My vision at times is clouded

And I can’t find my way

But I trust in You and know

That I will seize the day

 

With you I know I’m always safe

And I know I’ll be ok

 

‘Cuz I know who I am

And who You want me to be

I don’t know where I’m going

But I’ll get there in one piece

 

I’ve changed so much

And I’ve grown a lot

I’ve learned to trust in You

[for the life of me I can’t make out what were singing here…:( ]

 

You always hold me up

And always guide the way

Sometimes I lose my grip

But You’ll get me through the day

 

‘Cuz I know who I am

And who You want me to be

I don’t know where I’m going

But I’ll get there in one piece

Yeah, I’ll get there in one piece

You’ll get me there in one piece

Wow that was a long song…I think I am definitely going to work on it and make it better. I will be sure to post it when I do.

I play for You

You’ve given me this passion,
This unquenchable desire.
I can’t seem to get enough.
To stop would be my undoing.

But what good is this talent?
What do You have planned?
I know what I want.
I have certain aspirations.
But I ask,

Take my dreams and align them with Yours.
I want to do Your will,
But I can’t seem to find it.
So I will play
And I will wait,
For Your inspiration,
For Your direction.

You are who I play for.
You are who I sing for.
Please take what You have given me,
And use it for Your glory.