Gratitude...

...for all He has given!


Soul confers a freedom

Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry, and the power of expressing them. Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent. We are all capable of more than we do. The influence or action of Soul confers a freedom, which explains the phenomena of improvisation and the fervor of untutored lips.

from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,
by Mary Baker Eddy, page 89


I feel musically-inspired a lot, but for a long time I didn’t understand why. Now I do: It is to glorify God and show my gratitude. I am not doing this to gain acclaim for myself, but for gratitude for all He has given. That, and He keeps giving me more!

This music started out as improvisations that would just clutter my hard-drive, but it increasingly felt wrong to keep them locked away. I wasn’t given these talents to bury. A lot of time I listen back to these and wonder how I did it. Of course, the answer is God did it, and I just tried to stay out of the way.

It has taken a long time and a lot of prayer to get to this point. First came the improvisations, then came the learning to make them sound okay, then came the idea for the videos, then came the understanding of how to title them. The Bible and the works of Mary Baker Eddy have much better ideas for titles than I ever did, so that took care of that.

Finally comes the action of putting it out there. God-willing it will bring a blessing to someone who listens.

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Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech.

from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,
by Mary Baker Eddy, page 3