This morning I was reading through this beautiful prayer/song by Jeff Johnson. Many of you know that I am a real fan of Jeff’s music and have used it as background for the Advent meditations that I produce. Jeff did the music for our Celtic retreat this year and used this song at the beginning of the evening worship. It was beautiful. I love circling prayers and I think that this one is particularly powerful.
I just realized though that I have not yet mentioned his new album WaterSky, produced in conjunction with Phil Keaggy. It is another beautiful piece of work that I have found very inspiring.
Click here to view a film shot at Laity Lodge on the Frio river in Texas documenting the creativity and creation behind Jeff and Phil’s musical inspiration.
Click here to hear an interview with Jeff and Phil on National Public Radio’s Echoes.
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I am interested in learning more about the “Celtic Village” on Whidbey Is is that still in progress? I recently met Lois Oberg at Grunewald and when I described my vision for an Intentional, sustainable Christian community she suggested I contact you. My e-mail is: email@example.com
Hope to hear from you soon!
Cheri, yes we are. You can check out some of the details here: http://msainfo.us/mustard-seed-village-2/
Hi Christine: I appreciated this circling prayer/hymn today. I am home sick with a flu-cold and have been fighting for a number of days. We have been doing a lot of traveling with one of our new jobs, since Rod stepped down from Regent last August. We are working with A Rocha ( arocha.org ) and its founders’, Peter & Miranda Harris. I seem to be an easy target for bugs on these flights/trips. It was good to sit and read and listen to Jeff’s music. I also listened to the videos you attached at the bottom. Rod lead Laity’s first pastor’s conference a few years ago and we worked together with Jeff in music and Kathy Kusche Hastings in art. I thought I had died and gone to heaven ! 🙂 Wonderful place and people.
A Rocha is flourishing in other countries, but interestingly, it has been a slog in the USA. Mark Purcell, Steve’s bro. is now working to pull it together and support areas that are showing interest. We were recently in NYC and South Carolina meeting with people who want to see A Rocha established in the US.
I am so glad you provide this place & space. It has been encouraging and comforting many times.