The Song in Your Head

Sometimes I just can’t get a song out of my head. Does it happen to you? I hear a song on the radio or TV, and it plays over and over in my mind. I take it with me everywhere I go. It sticks like glue to my brain. Then I go into a restaurant or store, and I hear a different song with a totally different beat. Sometimes the new music clashes so badly with the music in my head, it’s hard to keep singing the first song.

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The Perfect Song

I have been hoping to find the perfect song.

I’ve heard some beautiful music in my lifetime. I grew up at a church that had glorious music—timeless hymns, contemporary praise choruses, and stunning choral arrangements. Every Christmas, we’d put on a Christmas pageant that included hundreds of volunteers and amazing songs like “The Hallelujah Chorus” and “Mary, Did You Know?”. Every Easter, trumpeters standing in the balcony would echo each other’s notes, as the choir and orchestra celebrated Christ’s resurrection with music fit for heaven.  

The songs that I heard twenty years ago, I still sing today.  I love to sing them when I’m cooking dinner, driving down the road, or drying my hair (when no one can hear me). But when I really want to focus on God and think about what He has done for me, it’s hard to pick a song to express my gratefulness. I’m speechless. I know plenty of songs that exalt God’s name, His character, and His ways, and some come close to being the song that I need. Yet, I still can’t think of a song that reflects the fullness of my gratitude to God.

 

 

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Tune My Heart

My poor guitar waited for over a year to be played. 2013 was the year of publishing for my family with many learning curves which took a lot of time. Only a few times did I pick up my guitar and play some songs to relieve stress. I missed playing praise music regularly. And I think the guitar missed me.

Finally, a few weeks ago, I sat down and cradled my guitar, prepared to play at last. ...

 

 

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