June 6, 2012

Free Studio Consultations

The Anderson Music Studio gives free one hour consultations if you or your child is interested in learning the violin or other musical skill (theory analysis or music literacy).  I would be more than happy to schedule a formal or informal time to sit with you and your prospective students and answer your questions.  In regards to the violin, we can discuss how the instrument works, what may be expected of you as a student, what you can expect of me as a teacher, what materials we might use, what style of music you're interested in learning and whether or not your child is ready for study.

The links in the right sidebar may begin to answer some of your questions, but I am always available to speak with you specifically at a time that is convenient for your schedule.  You can contact me by posting a comment to this post or any post.  You may also email me at andersonmusicstudio@ymail.com

Personal information will remain private and confidential.

June 5, 2012

Grandma Photos

June 4, 2012

Shiphrah & the Potty

The potty has been stowed in the basement for some time and last night, while digging out the remaining baby things, I saw it and took it out.  I knew that we would be using it sometime in the next couple of months as Shiphrah approaches her 2nd birthday.  

This morning after breakfast I changed her diaper.  Maybe 2 hours or more later, after lunch I went to change her again before laying her down for her nap and she was still clean and dry.  So, I sat her on the potty, "Maybe she'll go," I thought.  

Moriah, Lily and I were in the bathroom with her.  After the older girls showed her what to do by using the toilet themselves, we sat and sang to her while we waited to see if she would perform.  I had to leave the bathroom to take some muffins out of the oven when Moriah came to tell me that Shiphrah had pee peed.  And when I got back to the bathroom, she did indeed pee!  This is the first time she has sat on the potty at home and the first time with success!  Yay Shiphrah! 

June 3, 2012

A Song for Sunday: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The prophet Jeremiah wrote this when he was sitting in the bottom of a pit.  It probably smelly like a septic tank with very little light and no idea when he might be lifted out of such a place.  But he knew that although his momentary circumstance was very bad, he still trusted in the Sovereign Lord of all creation and was thankful that he wasn't in a worse place: Hell, a fully conscious suffering for all eternity with no hope of escape, ease or even annihilation.  

This hymn was of particular encouragement this morning as the saints sang together in worship.  As physically I've been increasingly more restricted in my activities, I've also realized that I'm going to have to discipline my other children just as much if not more than I am now, but with a nursing newborn too.  Feelings of failure, thoughts of bitterness, anxiety and fatigue have overwhelmed and distracted me from remembering the faithfulness of Christ.  Even in the midst of all my domestic troubles God, who keeps his children by His grace, still provides for all my needs.  Even when I think I've let go of hope, there is nothing and no one that can separate me from the love (eternal commitment) of Christ.  No one can pluck me out of His hand, myself included.