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PICT0133Evan Bond is an accomplished cellist.  He played for us:

Long, Long Ago * Allegro * O Come Little Children * Go Tell Aunt Rhodie


Debuting was beginning drummer (or tinner) Aili Selfridge. 


Aili soloed on one number.  We’re not sure of the title.  She composed it as she played for us.  Amazing!

We hope the more learned Evan Bond will agree to take promising Aili Selfridge on tour with him.  This is still under negotiation.            

Thank God for kids and for music.  It would be a sad world without either.

Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  Psalm 33:2

Evan played skillfully and Aili was definitely joyful. 

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Mark 10:14

We’ll talk more about kids next time.

Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends talks much about kids and music.  Grab a copy. 



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How do you like these darling children?

When taking people’s pictures, I often cut off heads.  I don’t usually cut off their whole bodies.  This was the exception.  Our kids sang at church Sunday.  When I saw this botched picture, I almost deleted it from my camera, then I thought, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!  (Romans 10:15)  And good news they did bring, cheering us all with their song and dance.  I pray they will continue to grow so their feet may be fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15). 

Do you remember singing this song in Sunday school?

I may never march in the infantry, ride in the cavalry, shoot the artillery.  I may never fly o’er the enemy, but I’m in the Lord’s army.  (Yes, Sir!) 

Several months ago I started praying for each of my five grandchildren when I went to bed at night.  Then I added a friend’s granddaughter, then four kids of soon to be missionaries to Colombia and then a friend who is pretty much grown, but hasn’t outgrown her need for prayer.   Let’s pray for these kids.  They need to march in God’s infantry.  There are lots of armies they could join.  Let’s be sure they’re in God’s army. 

There are stories in Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends suitable for these kids.  Find one and read it to your child–or let him read it to you!  Then pray together for each other. 


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