faith, friends

Dreams fulfilled . . .

Remember Dreams ?

Today I give my first recital . . .

Island Folk Harp Society Christmas Program

The Shepherd and the Angels
Joy to the World
Music Alone Shall Live
Dona Nobis Pacem
Silent Night

Postscript . . .

An extra special dream came true today

for my best friend.

Her daughter was married . . . all the way down in PA.


Grant them peace,
Most precious gift of all,
Keep the worried world
Far away and small.
When they return
May quiet fill their souls
Dearest Lord, keep them safe
Within its walls

May the stone
Be cool beneath their feet,
The canyon breezes
Circle soft and sweet.
When darkness falls
The stars and opal moon
Find them wrapped in each other,
Ever warm.

May it be a refuge for their love,
A harbor for their deepest prayer.
May they come to flourish in the grove,
Grow ever nearer to you there.

Many a burdened friend
In their company rises.
A heavy heart
Is soon released to fly.
May their table be blessed with laughter and with grace,
And by the comfort of kinship
Be surprised.

May the cold winds
Blow far from their front door.
May the winter rains
Never bring them harm.
May their hearth fires
Burn throughout the night.
Grant them sleep
Until morning’s perfect light.

Fernando Ortega

Wish we could be there with you!

Thanks to Circle of Quiet for “Prayer For Home”


15 thoughts on “Dreams fulfilled . . .

  1. Hi Island Sparrow! How did it go? I’m just popping over as I’m behind a few days reading. so I didn’t get to pray for you before your recital. I so wish I could have been in the audience and heard the beautiful music. Yes, I remember that post about your dream to play. What a wonderful blessing that the Lord fulfilled a desire of your heart!


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