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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Singing (10/31/05)

TITLE: Singing and Not Singing
By Jean Krohn
11/07/05


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Singing and Not Singing

“Oh, I only sing solo—that is so low nobody can hear me.” This is one of my favorite answers when a friend asks me to go to choir practice with them. “No, no, Ken pays me NOT to sing,” is another.

I love music. It makes my heart leap and my toes tap. Also, sacred music, old or new, acts as a gateway ushering me into God’s presence. What a pleasure to hear a choir and orchestra praising God, singing of His grace.

I sometimes wish I were invisible. This usually occurs if I join in the singing on Sunday morning. Instinctively, without realizing it, the worshippers sitting near me in the pews begin to edge further away or turn their backs to me. If I were invisible, maybe nobody could hear me trying to surround the notes on all sides like cattle drovers during a stampede. Then, if nobody could hear me, maybe my bouncing ball heart would feel free to express aloud the overflowing joy the words and music inspire in me.

One of the things I look forward to in heaven is having a voice beautiful enough to join freely in singing His praise. I know that even my squeaky voice is acceptable to God; but, imagine not having to be careful about how loud you sing or worry about whether or not you are in tune. What a thrill!


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Carol Adams11/08/05
You shouldn't worry. It is the heart that praises God that is the most important. Each voice has its place in the body of Christ. Sing to His glory for many who have beautiful voices sing for self.
Jan Ackerson 11/08/05
Your third paragraph is priceless!
D. Phenes11/09/05
Carol said what I wanted to say. if the heart is in the right place then maybe those who are moving away from ya need to have their heart checked?? Great testimony! djdeb
Karen Rice11/10/05
(((hugs!!!))). My Pastor is perhaps the worst 'singer' ever. Took us all a while to get used to it. In fact he chose not to sing, thinking it would help make the transition into worship easier. Funny thing is that we all got used to his voice. Gives the rest of us who don't have that gift courage to worship as though being led by our hearts. I love the honesty of this peice!