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Cover of "Angel Voices: Libera In Concert...

Cover of Angel Voices: Libera In Concert

I stumbled on the following group called ‘Libera’ quite by accident.  I listen to music practically all day long – no joke, either in my private lessons with students – or while writing, talking with friends or returning emails – preparing lesson plans or just relaxing.  This song kept playing on my Pandora radio over the internet.  I tailor make my radio station to play quite an eclectic mix of different genres and time periods.  Oddly enough the title of this ‘radio station’ is Aled Jones Radio – and it has been this way for quite a long time, after hearing one song that I really liked, although I cannot remember now just what it was that made me fall in love with it so much that I would devote an entire radio station to songs from this artist.  Luckily though, Pandora chooses different songs from many different artists that it thinks I will like based on this one choice that I did – and after months of rejecting and accepting songs as they would play – I have about the most perfect mix of instrumental, jazz, contemporary, soundtracks, light classical and the like.
So as I was saying – this song has come across my list of songs and piqued my interest because of the pure sounding vocals.  I remember thinking to myself while too busy to look, ‘this has to be a boy’s choir’ – and sure enough – IT IS!  There is NOTHING like the sound of a prepubescent male voice – no vibrato – just pure angelic sound – clear and effortless.  I’m sure you will be as impressed by these boys as I am – who range in ages from 7 to 14.  Below the video – there is a little information on the group that I also found on Pandora.
Enjoy and God Bless
You are everything I know
Which ever way I go
For ever stay with me 

Venite angeli
Cantate domino
Laudate

You see me through when ever I’m afraid
However far away
For ever comfort me

You’re on my side whichever way I choose
In everything I do
For ever stay with me

Biography

Libera is a boys vocal group organized by music director Robert Prizeman, drawn from schools in South London. Since the age range of the members is seven to 14, the personnel changes over time. The group has performed background vocals for such international stars as Björk, Elton John, and Luciano Pavarotti, and been heard on the soundtracks to such films as Hannibal and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Their first album, Libera, was released on Erato in October 1999 (February 2000 in the U.S.) and reached number five in the Billboard classical chart. Luminosa followed on Elektra/Asylum in September 2001 (October 2001 in the U.S.) and reached number ten. The group signed to EMI Classics, which issued their third album, Free, in October 2004. Visions followed in November 2005. Angel Voices, a compilation released in October 2006, reached number six. Angel Voices: Libera in Concert was issued both as an audio album and as a home video in October 2007. Libera’s fifth studio album, New Dawn, appeared in March 2008 (September 2008 in the U.S.). ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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Fragile Like A Tree

Redwood grove on north flank of Sonoma Mountai...

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Our pastor used a great illustration several months ago.   He told about the redwood trees found in Northern California.  Greg and I know all about the redwoods because this is  where Greg and I pastored a small church for 3 1/2 years in the early 90’s.

Redwood trees are the largest trees in the world.  So large that you can drive a car through them – and in fact there is a tree with a hole cut out of it where a car COULD drive through – we’ve been there to see it.  But something very strange about these trees – their roots are actually very shallow – only a couple of meters deep. You would think that for trees this size – the root system would wind down for hundreds of feet and they would be very strong and invincible.  But they are not.  They are very vulnerable by themselves.  Their real strength comes from the other trees.   They act as a barrier and protection when close together.

We have much to learn from these massive beautiful trees.  They appear so strong and stable.  But they have a weakness.  And like the trees, so do we.  We cannot stand alone.  Oh I guess we CAN – but we SHOULD not.  We need each other.  We are fragile – like these trees.

Who are you close to?  Do you have anyone in your life that acts as a barrier and protection?  Who has your back?

We started a small group in our home with other like-minded and fragile people.  As we share our stories of joy and pain – it is good to know that we were never meant to do life alone.  We need each other.  I need support and help from my brothers and sisters – those who can share my everyday battles, opportunities and  circumstances – but who also have my back when life goes sideways – giving support and holding me close,  offering assistance and encouragement to keep me from giving up – or from falling over – like a tree.

I’m thankful for the people who God has placed in my life and along my journey to help to encourage me, lift me up and be there to protect and love me – when I mess up, get it wrong and need a little extra grace.  My friends – the trees in my life.

God Bless

The Timeless Beauty Secret

Broken Heart

Image by Gabriela Camerotti via Flickr

It isn’t really a secret – but for some I think it remains so.

It is the thing that makes women more beautiful as they age – and the thing that makes a man want to be a better man.

It is:

Intangible.

Non-fattening.

Slow to develop.

It can bring you to your knees

And break your heart.

It has the longest memory.

It is intense

But peaceful and fulfilling

It is all-consuming

and intensely self gratifying

It is – love.

Ever notice an attractive and confident woman?  If she is loved and knows that she is – she sparkles and glows from within. There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman in love with a man – and in love with God and the world.

Ever notice an attractive and confident man?  If he is in love and has the love of a special woman – it actually makes him want to be a better man. That love and admiration from the woman he loves and who loves him back actually releases something in him that makes him walk prouder, sit taller, work better, strive farther, dream clearer and live fuller.

Love is the great motivator.  The missing link in many relationships  The most misused and misunderstood emotion in the universe.

What was created and meant for good – got twisted and abused by man.  And in the name of ‘love’ many relationships became weapons of abuse – and a means to manipulate the other.  This was never God’s plan.

The whole Christmas story is based on love.  God’s love. He came – He reached – He got involved – He gave. He showed us what true love is all about.  It is self-sacrificing for another.  It is action without thought of gain.

When we love like God loved us – we lose ourselves – we give ourselves away.  We know the timeless secret of beauty that cannot be bought or sold. It comes from within.

And because you do not have to have the love of a man or a woman to understand this about God’s love – everyone can shine from within and be radiant with love.  You can have that special something that glows on your face – all year-long.  When you give yourself away for another.

I’m praying that this is the best Christmas season ever!  As you live in love – one for another.

God Bless

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