My unexpected miracle healing (part three): healing inside and out
When I walked out of Holy Family church that Sunday after having my throat blessed, I had no idea what to expect. Over the past four years I had come to accept that my loss of voice was permanent.
That loss became a part of who I am... [read full story]
Links to parts one and two of the series appear at the end of the post.
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Jim Papandrea has been writing, recording and performing music for over 25 years: in Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Los Angeles; Rome, Italy; and most recently in the Chicago area. After a few years with the Milwaukee-based band, The Crabs, Jim formed his own group called The Neumes, which migrated from the University of Minnesota to LA. The Neumes released two recordings, Ars Nova and Contrast. In 1995, after a summer at the American Academy in Rome, Jim returned to the Chicago area to create Remember Rome. Remember Rome has released four CDs: Remember Rome, La Bocca della Veritá, Carpe Diem, and Holy Smoke – The Best of Remember Rome. Jim has been commissioned to write church choir music, and has also written music for film, and produced music videos. He has written and directed two musicals, Treasures of the Heart (a Christmas musical) and The Prodigal’s Dream (an Easter Opera). One of the songs from Treasures of the Heart was featured on an internationally released compilation of Christmas music. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in music and theatre arts from the University of Minnesota, as well as a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in the history and theology of early Christianity. He has also studied Roman History at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Jim is an alumnus of the Nashville Songwriters’ Association International Song Camps, and is a teacher of songwriting. He is currently Associate Professor of Church History at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (at Northwestern University) in Evanston, IL. Jim has been a featured speaker and singer at conferences, parish missions, and other special events, and also works as a consultant for churches, giving workshops and facilitating retreats. Jim and his wife Susie live in the suburbs of Chicago.
Jim Papandrea's web site: http://stillquietvoice.wordpress.com
Jim Papandrea’s latest CD, featuring 12 original songs of faith, inspiration and encouragement. Contemplative, devotional and confessional, Still Quiet Voice is Jim Papandrea’s first solo project after almost two decades with the successful group, Remember Rome. Songs to encourage faith and prayer, to meditate, or just to relieve stress.
All the Songs is a free E-Book that contains the lyrics and guitar chords to (almost) every song Jim Papandrea has written. It also includes a commentary, with Jim Papandrea’s own reflections on the meaning of the lyrics, and the inspiration for each of the songs. Click the link to download All the Songs as a PDF.
A message from Nick Alexander:
We are now in the Easter Season. Pentecost is coming soon. Pentecost is the traditional celebration as to the birth of the Church, when the Holy Spirit (which Jesus had promised to His followers) descended upon those in the upper room, giving them power to evangelize and to heal.
I am preparing a music resource that will employ the use of many traditional hymns and current worship songs to celebrate the events that occurred in Acts 2. My question is: What are your favorite traditional hymns and praise choruses for Pentecost?
The first section of songs are all in the public domain. The second section of songs are not. They are culled from every resource I have at my disposal – ccli.com, hymnary.org, and the many songbooks, hymnals and various missallette company resources. They cut across all denominations.
I need your help, so to ascertain which songs people are hungry for, and which songs are blind spots. I am discovering there's so many riches in our Christian faith, we can truly benefit from making these songs our own. Your assistance will ensure that we can help discover anew our heritage and grow from these songs.
Thank you for participating!
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Hi to all of you,
God has graced me with a wonderful healing which I am writing about on my blog. Here are links to the first two posts:
More to come! Thanks be to God! Happy Easter to you.
Peace, Susan Bailey
A message from Nick Alexander:
Today is a great day. Really.
Today I am releasing a new resource for all those who are fans of my parody songs. Thank you for your support for all these years.
It is with my pleasure to introduce to you my brand new PDF eBook “NICK ALEXANDER PARODY SONGS: Lyrics, Stories, and More!”
Within its contents you will discover everything you need to know about my parody songs; not just my parody song lyrics, but also my thoughts on every song, my story as to how I learned how to write parodies, and many useful helps, including skit ideas, the cheatsheet for “We Want to Stand United,” and the dance moves for R.C.I.A. It will also have not one, not two, but three–count them!–THREE extensive indexes, so you can discover songs based on your favorite artist, or by the musical decade, or by specific topic or theme.
Why would you want such a resource?
In short, this eBook is made available to anybody who wants it. To get it, go to this page. You will then be entered into my mailing list. This mailing list will be secure, and your info will not be sent to anybody else. I will use this mailing list to keep you informed on every noteworthy thing I am working on to best benefit you.
Have you perused this book’s contents? What do you think? What is your favorite Nick Alexander parody song? Share below.