I attended a fantastic conference this week of the United Church of Christ Musicians National Network here in Denver. There were 80-100 participants from around the country, including many of us from Denver. I met some really great people - including the man who wrote my favorite song in the new UCC songbook, Sing! Prayer and Praise. James Martin wrote Come My People, Welcome to Worship (#12). We heard great plenary lectures (don't think sitting still and boring) from Dr. Marcia McFee and amazing music by Mark Hayes. I took some notes, but mostly I sat inspired from just listening.
One of the memorable quotes from Mark Hayes:
"We are not called to be grateful FOR all things, but grateful IN all things."
That's a challenge I'm grateful for today.