Mountain in Song

Killarney Lake

“Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth;  burst into song, O mountains!  For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion.”  ~Isaiah 49:13

What is singing in your corner of the world this morning?  Maybe the tree that is using red, orange, and yellow as his notes of song.  Maybe the green grass under your feet is shouting, “Glorious day!”  Maybe the sky and the clouds are playing with blues and whites and grays, creating a beautiful artwork of this very moment.  Go ahead and add to their beauty with a song or big shout of your own!   Slainte, Lisa

I Will Sing

Some mornings, or afternoons, or evenings, I just don’t want to sing.  For a person who loves to sing, this is always weird and disconcerting.  But when I feel like that, that is the very time that I need to sing the most.  It lifts me out of the pity-party mode and into the God-party.  🙂

“I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” ~Psalm 13:6

God is so good.  Blessings on your day, Lisa


New Breath, New Chance

“If you make a mistake in a song, don’t forget every breath is a new beginning and a new chance.” – Julia Gregson, Jasmine Nights 


How true and beautiful.  A new day, a new beginning, a new chance.  A brand new morning, fresh and clean.  You can sing your song again and people will hear your new rendition.  Go ahead, take a deep breath, and let those notes come out.  I pray beauty and grace and love in every phrase, for me and for you.  Slainte, Lisa

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” – Psalm 40:3a

The Mystery of the Three Ships

“I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)” is one of my favorite Christmas carols.  Written in 1666 using an old English folk tune, historians are mixed and unsure of what the composer’s lyrics actually represent.  Do the three ships refer to the camels bringing the three wise men through the desert to worship the newborn king…the “ships of the desert”?  Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus Christ coming into Bethlehem?  I have a rather lacksadaisacal approach to these kind of questions…I usually just pick the most logical theory, and then not worry about it, because I just like the song!  🙂  And I choose…..hmmm, if I told you, then it wouldn’t be a mystery anymore!  Here is my favorite version of “I Saw Three Ships”, performed by the Chieftains and Marianne Faithfull.  Have a wonderful day.  Slainte, Lisa


Singing Before Breakfast

“To enjoy life you don’t need wealth or power but a song in your heart.”  – unknown

I awoke this morning to the sweet sound of my littlest daughter humming happily in the kitchen.  Not singing to anyone in particular, just humming and making up little tunes happily to herself.  And it is a precious thing.  Those who know me, also know that I am very quiet in the morning, and rarely sing or talk much before I’ve had my breakfast and tea.  But this morning, she inspired me, and as we waited outside in the freezing cold for the bus, she had me singing “Jingle Bells” with her.  🙂

Something about music, about singing, just lifts your spirit and gives the day better wings.  So….go on, you know you want to now….sing something!  The louder the better.  Make people stare and give them something interesting to talk about.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

“”Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  – Ephesians 5:19b-20

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