Unconditional Love

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Wishing a happy and blessed Father’s Day to all men with children, father figures, mentors, teachers, leaders, and all those who protect, care for, support, and love others unconditionally, as our Father in Heaven loves each one of us!

Jesus Speaks of the Father

And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
–Luke 2:49 (NKJV)

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
–Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”
–Matthew 12:50 (NKJV)

Unconditional Love – Lyrics

Refrain:
Unconditional love as the Father above,
Means no expectations of what you receive.
Unconditional love as a child of the One,
Means showing compassion and faith to believe.
And the Father is giving, providing and living
Unconditional love through you and me.

1. Let us love with His heart
And do our holy part.
When we reach out our hands,
Let the Father take command.
Refrain:

2. Let us love with His mind
And seek Him till we find.
When we speak any Word,
Let the Father’s voice be heard.
Refrain:

3. Let us love with His soul,
Eternal, pure and whole.
When we fill someone’s need,
Let it be the Father’s deed.
Refrain:

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Father of All

I recognize that God is the creator and father of all. Made in his image, I am a child of light, love, and peace. God is perfect, and I am a child of perfection.

I meditate daily, bringing my awareness to the truth that in the mind of God, the father and I are already one. Only in the personal ego am I alone, limited, lacking, and separate from God. By giving up my personal ego to the father within me, all sense of isolation disappears.

My consciousness is transformed by the indwelling Power and Presence of God. In this state of Christ mind, my life expresses the perfect Will of my Father who sent me. I pray as Christ taught: Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

As above, so below. And in His grace I am perfect, even as my father in heaven is perfect. For He is the only true power, source, and presence in my life. Of myself, I am nothing.

I give thanks that I am a child of God, the father of all. And so it is. Amen.

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Our Bless-ed Friendship

What a bless-ed friendship
The Lord has given us!
Ev’ry day I thank Him
For this gift from above.

We have understanding,
And something we both know
Is that, whatever happens,
We will always have love.

The Lord has given some gifts
That one can see and hear.
But friendship is a gift, too,
That we should all hold dear.

Thus, when you’re feeling lonely
And think that no one cares,
Remember our great friendship:
It will always be there.


From my only creative writing class ever, a high school English class I enjoyed very much. Thank you, Mrs. L.

From Loving You

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I wrote this song when I was 17, after breaking up with my first boyfriend. Years later, after a marriage and divorce and soon to re-marry, I realize the profound truth in this song. Just because a relationship ends, doesn’t mean it was a failure, or that it was all bad. Good things can come out of the very worst circumstances and the most difficult times, just like the Phoenix rising from the ashes or the beautiful lotus blossom growing in the mud.

I pray that you, too, have learned from previous relationships, and that you carry those positive things into your next one!

For spiritual support with this or anything else, send me a confidential
prayer request.

From Loving You – Lyrics

1. I loved you once and thought you were the one,
But time proved otherwise, you see.
And when we parted, I thought I was done.
And yet I came away with things.
And
Refrain:

2. From you I learned to always think of things
Before I go and make mistakes.
You taught me patience and what true love is,
And that is why I’m here to say
That
Refrain: (2x)

Oh I am grateful for our time of love.

Refrain:
With the things I learned from loving you,
I can make another’s dream come true.
With the things I learned from loving you,
I know I’ll be better off.
With the things I learned from loving you,
I can make another’s dream come true.
And so I’m grateful for our time of love.

God Bless the Internet

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1. O God bless the Internet.
This world can’t live without it.
With high speed service we forget
The reason that we found it.
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2. There’s videos and games on phones,
Our hands and eyes upon it.
We gotta call the One who’s closer
Than the electronics.
Refrain:

3. There’s tons of sharing going on,
But how much are we saying?
Relationships have come and gone
For lack of love and praying.
Refrain:

4. O God bless the Internet.
There’s nothing wrong about it.
Let’s send our love with every text
And praise Him that we found it.
Refrain: (2x)

Refrain:
We upload, we download,
And it’s easy to believe.
But let’s unplug and thank Him
For the blessings we receive.

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From Healing Sounds to Healing Songs

Sound healing and harp therapy are not new ideas. As far back as Biblical time, the harp has been used as an instrument of healing, stress relief, and transformation. In more recent decades, the practice, study, and certification of harp therapists has brought this healing work into clinical and scientific communities. But this story is not about research – those interested can learn more about harp therapy from many wonderful books and organizations. Rather, this is my personal experience in a harp therapy session.

In July, 2010, I attended a Healing Harp workshop. The purpose was to learn improvisation for use in clinical musical settings. I am not a harp or music therapist, but I was interested in free musical expression and meeting other local harpists. The workshop was a success, and I enjoyed learning new bass patterns, rhythmic styles, and different genres of harp music.

After the workshop Sarajane Williams gave a demonstration of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy. I can only describe it as full relaxation through sound. Sarajane asked a series of personal background questions, whether I was taking any medications or experiencing bleeding or breathing problems, and where I felt pain or tension. I had a lot of neck and shoulder tension after playing harp all day and also had a mild headache.

After this short profile, I leaned back in a 0 gravity chair. I’ve been wary of dentist chairs before, but after a few moments I got used to laying back with my feet elevated. Pillows cushioned my head and neck, and for longer sessions a blanket was available.

A pedal harp, like you would see at an orchestral concert, was in the room. It was amplified and connected to the chair. When Sarajane played the harp, I could hear the un amplified sound in the room, coming from the harp itself. However, I also felt it as vibrations in the chair. After some testing of which notes provided relaxation and pain relief, Sarajane improvised on the harp. The music was designed, in the moment, to use the notes I found most soothing.

It sounds simple, and it was. However, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy offered pain relief and a sense of well-being I hadn’t experienced until then. I’ve always been interested in alternative and
complimentary medicine and somewhat in sound healing. But the personal experience of, “The power of sound is mine,” if you will, was always just beyond my reach. After that session, I realized how truly healing sound and music can be.

Since my experience with Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy, I’ve brought healing intentions into my own music. The mystical, connecting, universal nature of sound have become real to me. I believe they have always been there, but my focus was elsewhere – on pain relief, on the “next thing to do,” on other results or accomplishments. When I’ve noticed this and focused on sound as meditation, other outcomes fall away. In sound meditation, I experience oneness.

Science is now validating what mystics, seers and sages have known through the ages: that sound transforms and heals. Personally, I became a Music Minister to share this healing power. We can theorize and philosophize about sound for years to come!

However, nothing can replace your own healing experience, whether it is pain relief, relaxation, sleep, meditation, or mental clarity and a feeling of being refreshed and re-focused. We accept that music touches people mentally and emotionally – you have favorite songs for different moods. Taken further, music is a powerful force that should be shared, and used for good. As a songwriter, my prayer is to do just that.

Let My Baby Sleep

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Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and female role models, mentors, and mother figures!

Each of us is someone’s baby – and we are all children of our Creator. Remember that as you enjoy this lullaby.

1. Baby so small
And new to it all,
This world is a big place to be.
Baby, you’re safe,
And softly I pray,
Let my baby sleep.
Refrain:

2. Baby of light,
I hold you at night,
For Jesus has sent you to me.
Baby, have faith,
Remember to pray,
Let my baby sleep.
Refrain:

3. Baby, through years
Of laughter and tears,
The Savior is guiding your feet.
Baby, still safe
In the Spirit that prays,
Let my baby sleep.
Refrain:

Let Him, let you,
Never forget to
Let my baby sleep.

Refrain:
OOO rest in His hands,
Trust in His plans,
Cradled and wrapped in His love.
Growing in grace,
Showing His face,
Child of the Heavens above.
Jesus who knows
The heart of your soul
Gives you His comfort and peace.
So let Him, let you,
Never forget to
Let my baby sleep.

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