I've been away quite a while. I know. I have been trying to finish music for my friends' wedding. I have pulled out my harmony books and other musical guides and have been wracking my brain for musical ideas.
I am writing for voice, piano, flute and violin; 4 original, one hymn arrangement. I am happy with everything. But because of my perfectionist nature I cringe at certain things. Plus, overall, I am rather inexperienced at what I am doing. I have much practice writing computer music, but this is for real people.
I found this nifty website that I haven't been able to completely read (because I'm pressed for time); you can download the books there as pdf's too. I am so excited about getting into music writing again. I had been so ill from the RSD that I hadn't been up and around or at the piano. Now reading my Harmony book (and my sister bought me staff paper!) I am really enjoying thinking musically again.
I just read a great blog entry. And now I am just so full of joy! Yes, that's me using exclamation points!!
The joy that Christ brings to the believer is so wonderful. It really is unspeakable. How can one describe it? Sometimes I feel like I will burst. Does that sound silly? I love God. And I fail him so often, I know I must grieve him so. But he forgives! He rescues us from ourselves. He knows our frame. He gives grace in our infirmity. He gives us strength. He helps our unbelief.
It is very helpful for Movable Type too, because Firefox doesn't display the HTML menu at all.
I'm in Greenville. As is my custom, I try to say hi from where ever I am.
Actually, I am at the source. I am at Ben's house. Yes, Ben himself. He and Stephanie are taking good care of me. I'm very thankful.
Plus, I got to see quite of few graduates and friends today at BJU. I am going to visit more with them later at some parties.
Lunch is ready. Signing off for now.
Coming home tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'll be in the car most of it. But it is worth it to see some good friends, I haven't seen in a long while.