A WELS Lutheran college choir that a relative sings in inspired me this summer! Since then, I’ve posted many vocal harmony videos in my MUSIC Videos That Matter category. During high school, I played trumpet, but regret now that I didn’t do anything vocal except just me and my guitar.
I attended Wisconsin Synod Lutheran (WELS) schools K-12, and was particularly blessed by hearing the lyrics of these two songs during this concert:
God Commanded Angels To Watch Over You
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
For God commanded angels to watch over you
That they shall protect you,
In all your living keep you;
For their hands will uphold and guide you,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone, stumbling.
Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Broad is the road that leads to death
And thousands walk together there
But wisdom shows a narrow path
With here and there a traveller
Deny thyself and take thy cross
Is the Redeemer’s great command
Nature must count it all but dross
If she would gain this heavenly land
The fearful soul that tires and faints
And walks the ways of God no more
Is but esteemed almost a saint
And makes his own destruction sure
Lord let not all my hopes be vain
Create my heart entirely new
Which hypocrites could ne’ er attain
Which false apostates never knew
Wisconsin Lutheran Choir Tours
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
7:00 p.m. Concert
Bartlett High School Auditorium
1101 Golden Bear Drive
Less than a mile from our house:
Paddlers on DeLong Lake, Anchorage, Alaska
June 1, 2017
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year,
Buddy Pat Jeff
Our Christmas card – happy, creative days! Mom estimates I was about age-5.
I barely remember that my mouth was red because I had just been to the dentist where they used red dye to help spot cavities.
My dad’s real name was Philip, but many called him Buddy.
The famous Jesus-knocking-on-the-door painting is overhead.
Rangefinder camera on self-timer with bulb flash
My precious Mom and her friend!
June 18, 2014
Coastal Trail, Anchorage, Alaska
Kelly, near the end of our driveway, looking out for animals of interest, six years ago.
August 8, 2011
The snow is almost gone, which is about two weeks late this year, so I walked through this part of our yard to see exactly how many moose poop piles were dropped by our visitors this winter, and counted 36 piles of moose poop in this area we see here — and 48 piles in the entire yard!
April 25, 2017
Canon 5Ds R
Mom’s Dachshund almost level with William Wallace and Kelly
(two months after we rescued Kelly at age-3)
Harvey, my Irish Setter on my Triumph 750
He could ride for a few miles before tiring.
My father took this from in front of our house in Bloomington, Minnesota,
a few years before I moved out west — without Harvey :(
Photo of a faded print