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The Harmony of Heaven and Earth

One week. We are one week away. Next week, Saturday evening, the Marquette Choral Society will be performing the World Premiere of The Harmony of Heaven and Earth, featuring British composer Paul Ayres. This three-movement piece was commissioned on the … Continue reading

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Distant

“You’re distant, Sarah,” he said. “Hauntingly distant.” I answered, I questioned, I answered, “I am.” How can I not be after the week I’ve had? The year I’ve had. The life I’ve had. And I’m so angry; I’m not even … Continue reading

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Counten Hands & God’s Voice

For the last week, I’ve been listening to a worship cd from 1988. It was my favorite as a child (more on that some other time), and it still resonates the strings of my spirit. One of  the songs tells … Continue reading

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Broken Beauty

A poem.  Alone in darkness,void — Her shame,a longing gazethrough time outstretched.She searches, searcheslong — and findsno star can hold Her fury, wretched. She yearns to knowand to — be known,Her waxing, waning,pulsing tide,bound to a RockShe does — not … Continue reading

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Genealogy Do-Over: Week 1

A new year is the perfect time for a Genealogy Do-over! Many of us were genealogy addicts long before we had learned anything of the process, the resources, the citing of sources, etc. A do-over allows us the chance to go back, to start from scratch and … Continue reading

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The Quotable Floyd, part V

Well, my dears, it’s time again for the best part of the choral post-season: Quotes! As I’ve said in the past, I love quoting Floyd. He’s so funny. More than this, however, I find his words sage and witty, pertaining … Continue reading

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Let Go, part I

What are you holding onto? In my closet, all the way to the right, tucked into the corner, just beyond the Hawaiian blue chiffon dress I wore at my brother’s wedding, a sassy pair of boot cut blue jeans hangs … Continue reading

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