Photo of the day:
So for today:
churches I was raised in loved music and musical instruments. Dad encouraged
all musicians to use their talents in church. Dad first got me a Saxophone. The
more I looked at all those keys the more scary it got. I begged him to return
the sax and get me a trumpet, it has 3 keys!
I thought I could handle that.
In your life you will make decisions you regret. The alternatives MAY
NOT have worked out but man oh man when I hear a sax player that makes that
thing talk, I smile with regrets. ;-) I
did get good with the trumpet, I made it to first trumpet in the School band.
But now in church, I know ONE line of a lot of songs because I was
tooting the horn and looked at notes, not words.
dad had a passion for tent meetings. He had his own tent for years. Even when he pastored he found a nearby area
with a field that the owners donated a weeks time for the revival. I remember a revival in the mountains of NC
several folks came to the Lord. One fellow, who lived on and sold moonshine;
was ‘saved,’ started to church and got a regular job in the mill.
That one I remember because the chief of Police came to the parsonage to talk to dad. He asked about the man since they had had no
complaints and he had not been arrested in a few weeks. He had heard he had turned
over a new leaf. LOL.
The old man’s son had a home-made banjo. Dad got him in the church
band. That kid could play that thing. I
took notice that the sound was good, but the kid only fretted one string. I asked my grandson Stephen (Steve is a
master of any stringed instrument) about
that and he said YES, it is seldom done, but some folks can tune a banjo to do
I see some kids still play music in church.
PS: We attended a Church of Christ once with a friend,
you know, I didn’t notice it at first that there were no instruments, they do
great Acephala. But I do prefer