Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hidden Art Book Club: Chapter 3

Music is the first of a dozen disciplines addressed by Edith Schaeffer as she challenges Christians to honor God in every area of their lives.  She goes so far as to say that music should be a part of the life of any family.

No talent, you say...

No excuse, she says...

Learn to appreciate music. Collect music or musical things. Support musicians.  Mrs. Schaeffer's book provides a host of examples of how the talented and the untalented can develop this creative aspect of our nature.

In our family we like to sing.

Here's a photo of our daughters practicing the anthem they sang at church one Christmas.

John Rutter's Candlelight Carol

 Here (below) the girls gathered around the piano after Thanksgiving dinner when we enjoyed a mini hymn sing.

Join in the fun of learning how to tap into your God-given talents by following along with our online book club.

Cindy Rollins is the hostess/moderator.

She blogs at Ordo-Amoris where she advocates singing, even if  one cant carry a tune  ;-)

Sing to the LORD, all the earth!

Addendum:  Read John Wesley's instructions for singing.  I blogged about it here and here.

If you're interested in reading more about my family's singing, notice the *singing* categories/labels/tags in the sidebar of both blogs.

Or click here for a similar post.


  1. It's so neat that your family sings together. My mother grew up with the family singing around the piano while my grandmother played, but unfortunately none of her kids took up playing.

    I did like her admonition that we can learn to appreciate the various art forms even if we can't do them all.

    I enjoyed Wesley's instructions - will have to send those to our church's music director!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara.

      I took piano and violin lessons, but never practiced enough. That exposure did help me learn to read music which I think should be as important as reading books.

  2. I enjoyed having a peek around your blog. I'd love to listen in on some of your singing times! :)

  3. When Timothy was home and we had a piano we enjoyed more singing. One Christmas sticks out when we had a group of company and we sang carols around the piano. So much fun. I can only imagine how lovely your family singing sounds. The girls just look like they can sing.

  4. Love these photos of your girls singing, Dana. They exude such warmth and joy.

    I also loved John Wesley's singing instructions!