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Life Survivorship

January 22, 2023

Life Survivorship-17

A few months ago, an article on Facebook asked, “Why Is the Church Going Dark?” The main gist was about how santuaries have become dimly lit with no windows. One woman commented, “The people in front want attention.” Another woman replied, “Performers on a stage. Lifting themselves up instead of Jesus….” I can’t speak for […]

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January 3, 2023

Life Survivorship-16

As you know, I am always embarrassing myself in some way. I have a song coming out next week; back in November, I was still debating which intro I want to go with. I loaded the two masters onto the iPhone, sat in between my two speakers—surround sound, duh—and cranked the first one. The next […]

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January 2, 2023

Life Survivorship-15

This past Thanksgiving, I thought to myself, “I’m thankful today that I am perfectly content to stay up late (playing games and watching TV while the fire crackles in the background) and don’t feel this need to go out shopping at two in the morning risking possible death to buy some useless crap because I […]

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January 1, 2023

Life Survivorship-14

It has been 13 years since I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. What have I been doing lately? Well, all kinds of things. I’m still saying “no” much faster than I used to. Do I want to join that committee? No. I do not. Do I want to attend that conference or that […]

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April 22, 2022

Life Survivorship-13

I had a friend come over tonight to do a little demo-singing for me. The next thing I know, we are composing a song together.  There was so much laughing and singing going on: two of my favorite things in the world. (And playing piano, of course. That’s kind of my thing.) It was so […]

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April 21, 2022

Life Survivorship-12

I’ve been in worship ministry for over 40 years. I’ve played an old, clunkety upright; I’ve played a small organ; I’ve played a pipe organ; I’ve played a Steinway; I’ve played digital pianos in full-on bands. What a privilege. When I started playing for church, I was young. Don’t remember exactly how old, but what […]

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October 28, 2020

Life Survivorship-11

Today, I hung out at the beach with my boy. I’m pretty proud of myself: I forced myself to go into the ocean, even though I was petrified. It’s no secret that I have a bit of a history with the sea. Okay, so the water was only up to my knees, but I have […]

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September 27, 2020

Life Survivorship-10

Two years ago, today, I posted this picture on Facebook and said, “Conquered my fear of jet skis today. That just leaves sharks, heights, cougars, bears, the ocean….” I remember how proud of myself I was that day. I was petrified to get on this “water motorcycle” and I did it anyway. Okay, well, my friend […]

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September 25, 2020

Life Survivorship-9

It has been over four years since I last posted to this “life survivorship” category. I guess I was too busy living my life. In several other posts in this same category (or the original post that sparked this whole new subject I cover in my cancer blog), I refer to songs by well-known singers […]

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