Tag Archives: Christian

Feb
10

Will God Give You More Than You Can Bear?

Does God promise that He won’t place on us more than we can bear? I know so many people right now who are going through tremendous heartache, difficulty, and sorrow. For some, it is a health problem. For others, it … Continue reading

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Sep
29

Am I Practically An Atheist?

Several months ago, I had an opportunity to converse with a man who is an atheist.  He is highly educated and very intelligent.  It was a great challenge and privilege for me to share with him some of the reasons … Continue reading

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Aug
30

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Playing Offertories, Part I

Playing a solo piano special during the offering can be a challenge for the church pianist.  What is expected or required of you can vary from church to church, and even from one service to the next.  As always, it … Continue reading

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Mar
23

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Creating a Prelude

In my last post, I told you my first experience with playing a prelude. In this post, I’ll share some of the things that helped me as I began to play preludes on a regular basis. 1. Discover Your Purpose … Continue reading

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Mar
14

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – How I Learned to Play A Prelude

Do you play the prelude at your church?  If not, you may be asking, “What’s a prelude?”  A prelude is music 5 to 15 minutes before the service (or other event) begins. It is used to “set the mood”, and … Continue reading

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Feb
28

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – My #1 Practical Principle

If you were ever one of my piano students, I hope you know what I’m about to say! My #1 principle is……….. (drum roll, please)………”It is better to play a simple piece well than to play a difficult piece poorly.” … Continue reading

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Feb
8

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Let’s Talk Measures

I touched on this topic in my last post, but I have found that “measures” are a big issue for church musicians. I’m not talking about bar lines and counting. I’m talking about the way we measure ourselves. When I … Continue reading

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Jan
31

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Let’s Begin at the Beginning

Being a church pianist is different than being “just a pianist”, or it should be! There are a few simple questions that each of us who are involved in the music ministry (or really any ministry for that matter) should … Continue reading

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Jan
27

Practical Tips for Church Pianists

I have had the privilege of being a pianist in my local church for almost 25 years. That makes me feel old! In the beginning, I occasionally played an offertory, accompanied a special, or played for our youth choir. Over … Continue reading

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