The Lenten Season may be the most revered of all Christian seasons -- and it officially starts next week on Wednesday, March 6, Ash Wednesday. (What happened to February??) Good news for those of you leading worship services for elders in your care: I've just updated all of the Lent, Passion Week, and Easter materials … Continue reading Ash Wednesday, Lent, & Easter services–plus hymnals
Wow, I am excited about this one. 😀 On February 2, a group of wonderful musicians -- namely, Cheryl Jackson, Farnsworth Curtis Reed, and Dr. Michael A. Williams -- joined me at Coupe Studios to record 15+ gospel and spiritual songs from the African-American church tradition. Some people have asked me why I wanted to … Continue reading Gospel Songs coming soon (listen to samples now!)
In case you're wondering what you can do for your elders to celebrate Valentine's Day ... I've got a service just for you. The focus and theme, naturally, is love. Many (I dare say, all) of our dear seniors have loved long and well. Most have lost loved ones along the way. This service is … Continue reading Valentine’s Day worship service
A friend emailed me this week and said that she was having trouble downloading the free hymn files. "I tried to download just one song but when I click on it once it opens and plays," she wrote. "I don't see the 3 vertical dots to download it. I'm not super technical so maybe I'm … Continue reading Trouble downloading hymns?
Hello friends! Now that I have the Hymns for Alzheimer's online, I'm busy updating ALL of the Worship Services currently on the site ... and even adding some new ones. I started to go alphabetically but then realized I should update them by the calendar (duh). So if you've downloaded one of these services lately, … Continue reading Updated worship services
Cue the fireworks! I am thrilled to announce that Phase 1 of the Hymns for Alzheimer's project is DONE! Go straight to the downloads on this page. Simply click on a song title, then click the three vertical dots to download that song file. Transfer each song file to a library in iTunes. Then you … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: DONE!!!
Whew. I am learning a lot about patience with this project! When I first starting making this Hymns for Alzheimer's dream a reality, I was sure I could complete it in just a few months -- five, tops. But here we are, a full nine months after my first blog that elicited feedback for the … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: patience is a virtue …
Just a quick update on the Hymns for Alzheimer's project. It feels like a flower getting ready to bloom (hence the marigold image)! I'm thrilled to report: 60 hymns are now recorded and in the sound editing and mixing stage. I'm hoping to get them uploaded here in November -- woo hoo! I'm working to … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s project: getting close!
My latest update posted on GoFundMe: WOW! This fundraiser just surpassed my $4,000 goal! I am so, so grateful and amazed. Thank you everyone, from the bottom of my heart. I just finished two eldercare services today [Friday, Aug 10] and as usual, I saw how much these songs and spiritual care mean to these … Continue reading Amazed and grateful: hymns for Alzheimer’s
Woo hoo! We had a great recording session on July 20 and now have 50 songs recorded. My next task is to go through them one by one to listen for edits (I'm going to ask some musical experts for help with this -- I figure more ears are better than two). After that I'll … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: Session 3 done!