I love this time of the year. It’s a season for gratefulness. It’s a season for giving gratitude for the harvest of thought, action and progress manifested in our lives!
One of my favorite songs in my sacred repertoire, “Simple Praise,” is one that I performed many times in church as well as recorded on my “Story For The Ages” CD. It seems absolutely fitting to share with you now.
Just click the link below and listen to my full recording of “Simple Praise” by Craig Courtney and Pamela Martin.
November 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm
It’s 2012 and it’s been that way for 2 whole months! Whew! So Happy New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy President’s Day are greetings already of the past. AND… I know it’s been too long since I last blogged – October, in the final quarter of 2011, to be exact…
OK, so here’s a quick run down of last quarter 2011, along with this new quarter in 2012 and thoughts on the next quarter coming up. Ah, yes, it’s another “Bleet” — that series of really short items (mini-blog posts), but longer than tweets — to catch you up!
I left off in October 2011 telling you all about a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for Peter Link’s brand new CD Goin’ Home…
November 2, 2011: Hooray!!! Peter Link met his Kickstarter goal of raising $9500 (he raised even more!) to finish the recording, packaging and releasing of Goin’ Home. The best way to check out exactly HOW he did that is to visit the Peter Link Goin’ Home Kickstarter Campaign.
February 28, 2012 at 5:21 am
Hello, my fellow friends in hibernation! Can you feel it? You know, that subtle little thing in the air — riding just behind the final March rains and snows — telling us that indeed, the winter is over.
Ah! I am so ready for fragrant warm breezes, sunshine days, green trees, fields of flowers and birds singing in the air. Here in New York City, all that translates to walks in Central Park and long hikes and runs along the Hudson River Park. Those are my two nature options living in NYC, and let me tell you, I am grateful for them!
Springtime New York Style (from nylacoast2coast.wordpress.com)
I can’t wait to get outside again! It has been a long and most definitely indoor winter for me. Time to break out! For me, Easter always heralds this breaking out, and it’s just around the corner again… in a couple of weeks!
So let me get to the point: While dreaming of the flowers and fresh air to come, this blog post is really a last-minute list of some great Easter and springtime sacred music available on watchfiremusic.com. For you singers still seeking that perfect Easter Solo for your church’s worship services, check out these songs! Enjoy!!
March 19, 2010 at 12:14 am
For Immediate Release:
“Christmas Presence” – a new interfaith event for the community
A natural shelter in the fields outside Bethlehem. Starlight glowing overhead. Shepherds and wise men. These elements of the traditional Christmas story took on new meaning for international speaker, Chet Manchester, when he visited Israel several years ago. He captured hours of video footage in Bethlehem and in the green hills of Galilee, where Jesus grew up. Now, he and New York-based singer Julia Wade are bringing the Christmas story to life for interfaith audiences across the country through an inspirational talk and concert called “Christmas Presence” to be given in Darien’s newly completed Library on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Darien, the event combines music, scenes from Israel, and spiritual insights as it retraces Jesus’ life and light from past to present.
November 19, 2009 at 11:44 pm
For some of you, reading this on-going blog will finally be a reply to YOUR email – en masse – that you may have sent me as far back as three years ago. I have not forgotten you and I have kept your emails. Weeks, months, and even a few years have passed, and I still wish to reply to you. I can only offer my apology and give you an explanation as to what’s been going on!
But first, here’s how the blog will work: (more…)
April 28, 2009 at 5:51 am