Monthly Archives: February 2019

With a grounding text, music emerges.


I was having a conversation with my friend, who is a high school choral conductor while I was driving about his day in the classroom. I was not surprised at what he said about him telling his kids to try and understand what the text in a choral piece is about. Now, this piece is […]

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Mindful Monday & “Come to Me”


My Chancel Choir will perform “Come to Me” by Dan. Forrest for Ash Wednesday.  Here’s what I sent to my choir this past Thursday after rehearsing it for the first time. As leaders in our community, I love this new piece from Forrest because we can paint the sense of peace and comfort that we […]

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Food post


When you work both Saturday & Sunday, you take the mornings lazy and easy! I was able to make these quickly! They taste delicious!!

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Worship Arts @ Ankeny First


At Ankeny First UMC we have many different music ensembles from Children to Adult you can be a life long musician here in this community! For Children we have Rattle & Rhyme, Little Cherubs (3 y/o to Kindergarten), Kids Music Collective (1st -5th grade), Celebration Chimes, Heavenly Metal (6-12th grade), Kids of the Kingdom, Illuminate […]

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