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I'm Back!

Authored by lenashton on Wed, Aug 23 2006 - 02:29 AM

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Hi everyone (who happens along this way).It's felt like a long time but I'm back on the Blog.I'll start by presenting a prayer request. At the start of the year I found myself in a position that looked very much like developing towards marrage. Then things started to go weird spiritially and to cut a long story short; after spending a cupple of ...

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Jamming with Jesus !!

Authored by admin on Sat, Nov 17 2007 - 03:07 PM

                        ("European Bluegrass Gospel Banjo...?")NOTE!>>>>We will be posting beginning Harmonica Chord sheets ((and mp3's?) soon!<<<<<"There are plenty of other bluegrass gospel blogs on the World Wide Web, to be sure! Why would we ever want to add another one here on the Praize Network?WE ...

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The Cross of Christ!

Authored by lenashton on Tue, May 20 2008 - 05:31 AM

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1 Corintians 2:1-2 (NIV) "When I came to you , brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclamed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." I want to point out to you that Paul's emphisis on the Cross of Christ was for a reason... ...

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This Blog Has Moved!

Authored by gangai on Mon, Mar 13 2006 - 04:17 AM

Please check out http://www.gworship.blogspot.com for further updates to these articles on worship.Thank you & God bless... ...

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You have your Blog now !!

Authored by admin on Sun, Feb 12 2006 - 06:59 PM

Dear worshiperchris, We have just made your blog space, now you can blog! This message is posted automatically by our system, to prevent collapsed layout. After your first post, you may delete this message. The URL of your Blogging (Blog Editting) page is : http://www.praize.com/members/blog/worshiperchris/admin.html and the URL of your Blog page ...

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Spontaneity & the Move of the Holy Spirit

Authored by gangai on Fri, Dec 23 2005 - 05:44 AM

"...I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also." - 1 Corinthians 14:15If the Worship Leader is really sensitive to the Holy Spirit, then somewhere at some point in the Worship session, there will be moments of spontaneous Worship and praise. It can happen ...

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A perspective of worship!

Authored by lenashton on Fri, Jan 06 2006 - 02:48 AM

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I've been spending a lot of time on the platform (playing bass in church) recently. We have been seeing God do awesome things during worship times. But one experience I will never forget was playing at a worship service and viewing for a friend of ours who was killed in a car accident. Here we are walking up to a platform with an open casket in ...

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Who is this God?

Authored by lenashton on Sun, Dec 18 2005 - 12:10 AM

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One question many people would have asked at some point in view all these other supposed God's who have been called god's but are not is this:"Why should the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob be the God of heaven and earth?"All creation testifies to the existence of a creator just as evil testifies to the condition of fallen man. We were ...

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Hymns & Adversity

Authored by admin on Sat, Dec 17 2005 - 03:39 PM

I've read many hymn stories over the years and know the main ones - Amazing Grace, It Is Well with My Soul - very well.  I just started reading through a book called the One Year book of Hymns ~ 365 devotional readings based on Great Hymns of the Faith.  I'm not using it as a daily devotional, but just reading through it like a book.  What has ...

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My Savior's Love

Authored by admin on Fri, Dec 16 2005 - 06:29 PM

I recently played "My Savior's Love" for an offertory.  This is arranged by Roger House and is from the book Portraits of Praise published by FJH.  First, this is just a great hymn!  It always helps to play songs you know well & appreciate.  It is so much more meaningful to be able to think the words as I'm playing -- the dynamics ...

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Welcome Musicians!

Authored by admin on Fri, Dec 16 2005 - 05:40 PM

The purpose of this page is to promote & talk about Christian piano music.  I play the piano & the harp.  I'm currently taking a forced "vacation" from the harp while I raise my two young children and work on my business.  I hope to resume playing in the future.  I still manage to play the piano fairly regularly and play ...

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Using Medleys

Authored by gangai on Tue, Dec 13 2005 - 03:07 AM

“So my heart will sing to you unceasingly, Yahweh, my God, I shall praise you forever.” – Psalm 30:12At the beginning of the session, I need to spend time talking to the people, motivating them to participate, all the time working towards the breakthrough. Once the people are in, it’s better to ease those things out and just sing – this helps to ...

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Trinity Worship

Authored by gangai on Fri, Dec 09 2005 - 02:46 AM

“There are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Spirit, and these three are one…” - 1 John 5:7-8In many contemporary Worship sessions I’ve attended especially recently, the idea of a triune God somehow seems lost. Here, I wish to repeat something from my first article in this series: ‘Charismatic Worship is a calling to be led ...

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The Breakthrough Song

Authored by gangai on Thu, Nov 24 2005 - 09:41 PM

"And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people go up with flutes to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.” – Isaiah 30:29In this journey of Worship, with greater experience in handling different kinds of sessions, we will discover there are certain songs, which have this ...

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'Chronicles' Album avalible online December 9

Authored by lenashton on Thu, Nov 24 2005 - 12:28 AM

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Just an update. "Live for you' is now available at http://www.soundclick.com/lenardaashtonThe complete project will be available online from December 9.No Membership is required and all downloads are free.The web address is http://www.jtamusic.com ...

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Harmonica-Favorite Bluegrass Hymn Charts

Authored by admin on Sat, Nov 17 2007 - 05:02 PM

"Try These for a while...I'll be playin' 'em with ya, too!" - Phil--------------------------------------------------OOOOOPs....They wouldn't fit here so I will send them to Media Max and post the address here later!Ok...Find 'em here ...

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Prayer, Preparation & Practice

Authored by gangai on Thu, Nov 17 2005 - 02:12 AM

"…Israel, prepare to meet your God!” – Amos 4:12Prayer is the center of preparation – spend time in Worship personally and with your team members (especially during the practice times). I always pray for the Holy Spirit to inspire me through every step of the way because we need His anointing more than anything else; a good Worship session ...

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What to do when you're not playing!

Authored by admin on Mon, Nov 14 2005 - 02:09 PM

We are in revival, and had a visiting choir in last night.  In a way, that's a good thing--the idea of having a service "off" sounds so good.  But the reality is something else.  What does a musician do when he/she isn't playing?  I found myself at a loss.  As it turns out, my help was needed in the sound booth, so I ended up with ...

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2nd fiddle

Authored by admin on Fri, Nov 11 2005 - 12:40 AM

 Been sick this past week; so no posts.  A man walked into my office today.  He was interested in learning to read music and in some chord theory.  I asked him to play for me and wow--what a wonderful piano player.  He has been playing entirely by ear for 30-plus years, and he is incredible!Two things about this.  First, I am humbled to think that ...

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With each new day

Authored by lenashton on Fri, Nov 11 2005 - 02:25 PM

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With each new day I am changed that little bit more. Yet who could really know me. He is everywhere and he searches every heart. He knows our thoughts and he knows the plans he has for us. First I am accountable to God in all things just as he is righteous in all things. He knows what we want to pray for even before we say a word. I accept his ...

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Corporate Worship

Authored by lenashton on Tue, Nov 08 2005 - 02:35 AM

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Ps 22:3 'But you are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered]. In the Old Testament, the temple was man made under the instruction of God but now we (who have received through faith the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ) are God's temple. (Heb 3:6, 1 Tim 3:15, 1 Cor 3:16) God's spirit is at ...

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'So good to me' at soundclick.com

Authored by lenashton on Mon, Nov 07 2005 - 12:31 AM

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The first single from my web based album 'Chronicles of receiving grace and mercy' hit the net last week. To download or listen to 'So good to me' click on the link below. The full album go's online December 9. Also look out for the second single to be posted on soundclick.com later this month.   http://www.soundclick.com/lenardaashton ...

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Song selection

Authored by gangai on Thu, Nov 03 2005 - 04:20 AM

"Sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs among yourselves, singing and chanting to the Lord in your hearts, always and everywhere giving thanks to God who is our Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" – Ephesians 5:19-20This verse of scripture is a short but very effective guide to song selection for a Worship session. When ...

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Priorities, priorities

Authored by admin on Wed, Nov 02 2005 - 08:49 AM

It's an interesting problem.  It happens because we have such and active music department, both in the sanctuary and in the youth department.  But when it happens, it stresses me out BIG TIME.  I'm talking about those times when both the sanctuary band and the youth band have something happening at the same time.  Like last night, for instance.  ...

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Recruiting

Authored by admin on Mon, Oct 31 2005 - 10:05 AM

As band leader of a sanctuary band for a church of about 700, one of the biggest headaches I have is recruitment of new members.  Our band currently consists of 9 members; 4 adults and 5 teens.  Our teens do double duty, because they have their own band and provide the music for their own mid-week service.  They end up learning a lot of music, and ...

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