Fun Fridays – October 20, 2017

A change of pace today.

Do yourself a favor. Set aside 10 minutes. Turn up your speakers. Quiet your mind and heart. Close your eyes. Then play this video. The song “Alleluia” by Eric Whitaker is performed. (There is nothing to watch, only the album cover is displayed.)

While you let the music wash over you, pray.
Lift your burdens before the One and Only One who can help you carry your burdens.

Martin Luther wrote, “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”

In our world aggrieved by turmoil, tragedy, evil, loss, and pain it is my prayer that for these few moments your spirit can find comfort.

13 Responses to Fun Fridays – October 20, 2017

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    Janine Rosche October 20, 2017 at 3:21 am #

    Yes. I need this more than humor today. Thanks.

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    Angie Arndt October 20, 2017 at 4:34 am #

    What a lovely way to begin the weekend. Thank you so much for that.

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    Michael Torres October 20, 2017 at 5:43 am #


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    Brennan S McPherson October 20, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    Thanks, Steve. Needed this.

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    Angela Carlisle October 20, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    Exactly what I needed before work today. Thanks for sharing.

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    Marie Wells Coutu October 20, 2017 at 6:52 am #

    Thanks for sharing this. I tend to have worship songs echoing through my head (or coming out of my mouth when I’m alone) but usually while I’m doing something else. It was refreshing to sit quietly and just let the music wash over me. Blessings to you.

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    Tisha Martin October 20, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    “…fountain of joy alive in you.” Very touching words—and refreshing music for today. Thank you, Steve, for the encouragement.

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    Tracey Dyck October 20, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    That was very calming–a refreshing change from the fragmented pace we tend to keep. Thank you.

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    Jay Payleitner October 20, 2017 at 9:22 am #


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    Micky Wolf October 20, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Beautiful…refreshment for the spirit, mind and body. Been in an extended season of pain and weariness. Thank you for sharing.

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    Sandra Allen Lovelace October 20, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    Thanks, Steve. Nice to be reminded Holy Spirit speaks in unity among His people. 😀

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    David Rawlings October 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    Appreciate it Steve. We were talking about this in our Study Group – we are under pressure to drive harder and fill every available space in our lives in case we miss out. But by not stopping for ten minutes, we may be missing so much more.

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    John de Sousa October 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    When my sister was dying of cancer, and under hospice care in our home, we would play Eric Whitacre to create an atmosphere of peace. It was like drawing close to heaven, and was some of her favorite music. Thanks for this selection Steve.

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