Friday, January 25, 2008

The Power of Music

Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to memorize words when they have a tune. For many people a song is easier to memorize than a poem or scripture. Music and singing has the power to heal, to soothe, and transport us emotionally to a different place or time. In the Old Testament, of the Bible, II Chronicles, Chapter 20 recounts a story of deliverence through singing that fascinates me everytime I read it. So go ahead and make some music! Exercise your vocal cords and join in a song! What song is stuck in your head right now? (uumm, yes the picture is blurry, it's not your eyes) For me it is the theme song to "Jay Jay the Jet Plane"! Unfortunately, I'm not recalling all of the words in my head, so there are lapses where my brain is just going zzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzz zuh...making a "plane sound" or is that a misquito? I'm off to find the video, and LEARN that song! Happy singing!


Rachel said...

Thank you so much for your adorable stories about the children in your lives. I had to laugh along with you on every single one of them. I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog. Have a wonderful day! Love, Rachel

Anny said...

Ah, music!! I love the power music has in our lives. The song that keeps going over in my head is "The Faithful One." Unfortunately I have no little ones, so I don't know the "Jay, Jay" song!

Have a great day!

Ronda said...

We play music around our house all of the time...It brightens our days!I can relate alot ot "events" in my life to a certain song that was sung at that time...I keep thinking of the words to "You are a Masterpiece" from Aly's dedication...they are very moving! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Have a blessed day!

Karla said...

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.

I don't know why I'm singing that this morning, but it seems very appropriate for blogging, don't you think?

Rachel said...

Neat Karla, I was singing that one a couple of days ago.

Hope said...

Hi Rachel,
Music has always been a big part of my life and has helped me in some trying times. I love living in the mountains and wouldn't want to live by the ocean. But I love seeing the ocean. It never fails that when I walk out on the beach and gaze upon it's vastness, in my head I always hear..How Great Thou Art.

I don't know the Jay, Jay song but I think you should sing it and record it for us and put it on your blog! Don't forget to play your accordion too!! LOL


Janne said...

I think I will never forget how healing music was during the time of my mother's illness and death! I am still comforted by that.

Donnie said...

Dear Rachel,
Music does lift the spirit. there are so many songs that play over in my head. They all give me strength.
Have a wonderful day. Love you, Donnie

KEITH said...


Esther said...

I love the picture of your music room, and that piano looks very inviting to play!

You got it right when you spoke of the power of music! Music therapy is a big thing for a reason! Music has power to heal, comfort, empower, cheer. . .and the list goes on and on!

Love you! Esther