If you haven’t heard Benny Andersson play the piano, you are missing something wonderful. He is the Swedish composer behind ABBA, Chess, Mamma Mia!, and Kristina fran Duvemala.
His album, Piano, was released in 2017, and is on near constant repeat in my house and in my car. Melodies and piano, simple and complex all at the same time. Sparkling, brooding, hopeful, full of room for the imagination to run wild. Music that makes me want to sit down and play the piano immediately.
Do yourself a favor and get a copy. Enjoy, and have a wonderful, blessed weekend.
“The value of a person isn’t measured on an applause meter; it’s measured in the heart and mind of God.” ~John Fischer
As a singer/songwriter, it’s all too easy to get caught up in rating your applause meter. Before I knew that God loved me unconditionally, irregardless of my performance, that’s how I worked, lived, was motivated. And I tell you, it’s no way to live. One mistake and you’re feeling pitiful about yourself, berating yourself at every lukewarm reception. But Jesus sees me differently. He loved me way before I took notice of Him. I can mess up every note, every song, and He will not change in His feelings toward me, the child that He has made. And that makes me priceless, untouchable by applause or lack thereof. Child of God, person made and loved by the King of the entire world. Way too much for my mind to fully understand, but what parts I can take in, I cherish. Blessings on your day today, Lisa
“This is what the Lord says: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ ” ~Jeremiah 31:3
“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” ~Jude 1-2
Amy Grant has had such a great influence in my life as a songwriter, a singer, and as a Christian. Back in college, I heard her blaring out from a dorm neighbor’s room, and I liked it. I didn’t listen to any Christian music back then, but I liked this. Her music helped me to understand more of who Jesus really was, and opened me up to truth. Hope this song from her new album HowMercy Looks from Here is encouraging to you today, “If I Could See.” Great album. Blessings, Lisa