Surpassed a half million views on this blog! I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to read or leave a comment. I appreciate sharing music with all of you.
The next phase of Music of Our Heart will be more devoted to the long form post. I am working on several music articles which I plan to publish this month and next. I am going to shift from daily posting (after 3 1/2 years of dedicated effort) to writing and reflecting upon artists more in depth. I still plan to post frequently just not daily going forward.
I am also working on a book, Spirituality and The Healing Power of Music. Sacred Music and its powers intrigue me. My goal is to help share this important healing through music with others.
As I approach retirement completing this book is a major goal of mine.
Peace be with you and again my thanks for taking the time to read my music blog. Your inspiration is my continual aspiration.
We often think of Mattie Stepanek. His Heartsongs form an everlasting connection of peace and poetry in the Music of Our Heart.
My wife and I simply adore him. We’re so blessed to know of him through Oprah Winfrey. We smile and marvel at the generosity of their loving friendship.
Mattie is a constant inspiration as a Saint of Peace who had such an eloquent way of expressing his Heartsongs, his poems and sayings of heartfelt truth for others.
Mattie especially comes to mind today as we are on the eve of Oprah‘s final shows and tomorrow Oprah pays loving tribute to Mattie as her source of inspiration and light.
Mattie was a confirmed and committed Catholic who not only shared his faith, but also lived it each day. Most recently, a committee has been formed to explore initiating a “cause of canonization” for Mattie, so that his heroic virtues might be formally recognized by the Catholic Church.
As fellow Catholics we are reassured by the conviction of Mattie’s faith and messages. As a member of the Knights of Columbus I will be looking into how our organization can help with Mattie’s Canonization. Saint Mattie J.T. Stepanek feels so right 🙂
We are fortunate to have a Matthew in our lives, in our loving son, Matthew David Jennings. So we smile extra strong for the Matties. 🙂
We send out to Mattie and his loving Mother, Jeni and to their wonderful friend Oprah our deepest gratitude for your loving hearts of peace and faith!