DESPERATELY SEEKING ALLELUIA

For those of us who worship at a church that follows the liturgical calendar and traditions, the season of Lent can seem dark and heavy. The time of year is marked by cold, cloudy skies full of rain or snow. The weight of the ever-present gray can get to even the most optimistic of souls…

A Hinshaw Classic

“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 We’ve all heard these two verses before in Sunday School or a sermon (usually on tithing, right?!?!) on Sunday morning….

Something Old, Something New

We’ve all heard the rhyme that brides repeat for their weddings: Something old… Something new Something borrowed… Something blue. It’s hard to imagine, but someone actually wrote those words.  It’s been around forever, and now its just part of our collective cultural DNA.   It’s the same thing with church music.  Some of our favorite…