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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting a half dozen churches in Southern Ontario. It was the first time to be "on the road" since… well, a long time. That’s a really big deal for me.

The truly life-giving part of my career has been comprised of meeting and singing with families of faith — in person — throughout North America and beyond. The just-concluded May foray which saw us leaving the relatively isolated comfort of Vancouver Island was a sobering reminder of how important those visits have been — and how desperately I have missed them.

On the way back home, I reflected on the experience of being with those six faith families and their shepherds. At each and every one, I connected with music leaders and ministers who were pondering how to move forward in one way or another. There was talk of rebuilding music programs: "How?" "When?" "Is it safe yet?" "Will anyone return?" "Have we lost too much?"

What struck me as remarkable was how, despite those difficult questions, no one was willing to even consider packing it in. There was acknowledgement that it’s going to be tough, but a combined sense of determination and hope were driving a powerful will to regroup. As I listened, I was reminded of a portion of the "Comments" section written by Walter Farquharson about his words for the song, Learn To Dance.

"Upon leaving Egypt, the Hebrew slaves had not gone far before they encountered a major problem: the sea. Behind them they could already hear the rumbling of Egyptian chariots. They cried for Moses, their leader, to do something. The word which came to Moses from God in response is not what either he or the people expect to hear: 'Tell the people to go forward.' An action of faith was required. Ancient rabbinic tradition says that the waters did not part until the last of the Hebrews had their feet wet."

Together, we go forward. We are not alone. Our feet must all get wet!

Music Suggestions for July 2022


▶️ Indicates video accompaniment version available. See "Accompaniment Videos" section below.

July 3・4th Sunday after Pentecost

---"Come, Dare to Be"

---"Gathered By a Greater Purpose"

---"God, How Majestic Is Your Name"

---"Lullaby for Judas"


July 10 5th Sunday after Pentecost

---"Jesus, Teacher and Friend" (High Voice)

---"Jesus, Teacher and Friend" (Low Voice)

---"Stranger, Standing at My Door"

July 17・6th Sunday after Pentecost

---"As Long as There Is Time"

---"God, the All-Holy"

---"Woman of Favour"

July 24・7th Sunday after Pentecost

---"God, Help Us When We're Frightened"

---"I Will Listen"

---"The Gentle Face of Love"

July 31・8th Sunday after Pentecost

---"In Freely Acting Love"

---"It Is Right"


Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.

"It is easy to break down and destroy.

The heroes are those

who make peace and rebuild."

Nelson Mandela

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Photo © Maureen Barlin

The Nelson Mandela monument, pictured above, is located on R102 highway outside Howick, around an hour's drive south of Durban, South Africa. It marks the spot where Mandela was arrested on August 5, 1962 by apartheid security forces, charged with treason and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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"Deep In Our Hearts" ▶️

"Flowers Will Bloom in the Desert"

"For Everyone Born, a Place at the Table"

"Walls That Divide" (key of E)  ▶️

"Walls That Divide" (key of Eb) 

"Wounded World That Cries for Healing"



The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

The resolution places emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

Additional resources available at:


"Friends, Let Us Love Each Other"

"Help Us Accept Each Other"

"I Wish You the Blessing"

"The Gentle Face of Love"

 Accompaniment Music Videos 

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