A friend invite…

A friend invited me one of your performances at a mobile home park in Salem. It was meant that I went that night because my first inclination was not to right up to the last minute. I was at a very low point inside myself even though I projected on the outside I was okay. Your music and humor spoke to my heart and lifted my spirit. It is an experience that I can’t even describe except that it took me from a dark place I thought I could not ever climb out of and lifted me up out of it. It changed me thus my life. I bought two CD’s that night and play them every day in my car on the way to work and in my office. I just bought your Christmas album and can’t wait to start playing it.

I just wanted you to know that you accomplished your mission with one person that night. You did help me reach solitude of my soul and mind and I have found that moment of peace.

Thanks for sharing your gift with others. I know it has no doubt touched many lives as it did mine. I know I’m in a better place now.

Jo Dee Bernal

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How the Music Feels…

MOMENTS OF PEACE

Listen for the singing of the strings,

The precision of the percussion,

And the calling of the ivory.

In them you will hear threads of music,

Some brightly colored,

Dancing with joy and blessings.

Some in muted colors,

Reflective and healing.

Together intertwined

Into a single fabric

Of

Comfort, hope, and ecstatic joy.

As the music transitions without effort

Into a whole sky of rainbow promise,

One square grows into two,

Three,

And finally a warm enveloping quilt

Of Peace

And the knowledge that you are

Safe, loved,

and in the arms of Someone

bigger than you could have imagined.

Your heart has found its home,

Your tomorrow had found its reason.

By Jay E. Prall, 2009

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A Waltz Across Time

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From Jodi~ My Moment in Time

Hi Charles,

Received the WONDERFUL CD, there are no words to describe what I hear.  I promised to tell you my short story about Your Music Charles.

I am always so hyper and raring to go and a working nut at times.  My heavenly marriage to my honey of 36 years and the 4 most wonderfully blessed children any one girl could hope for.  I am not a prize writer hoping to paint the picture I am trying to to.  In 2000 our little world came to a crashing halt when I was given 6 months to live.

(Myloporifitive disorder with acute mylotosis and acute fibrosis, bottom line, cousin to leukemia)  Well this was one thing I personally could not share with my children, you can say it would be unfair not to let them know, but unfair to whom?  I chose to ice the cake and let them know all is well.  Two days after hearing this I heard this music and my soul felt it, as if a healing of peace was above me.  It took my breath away.  I approached the clerk to ask her if the music was available, she said no, it was her cd, but she would get the name of it for me and she did.  Moments of Peace.  I went to several record stores and could not find it.

Then the following week I was at the airport and I heard the same sound but was running to the plane.  When returning I attended the Women’s show in Portland, as I walked in the entrance, I walked into the music, it surrounded me, hugged me, picked me up in a cloud of happiness.  The is when I met you.  My honey arrived in a little while and holding each other I said to him, this is it!  Everyone has a moment in time and I know hearing your music was and is my moment in time.  As you can see, there are answer’s for why I am here and I would probably be called foolish but I know the spirit has been healed, if only for a moment in time.

My healing continuous, from lap top, to car, to home, to small ear piece, your music is in my soul every day, morning to night.
Thank you Charles!

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Jodi

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Laurie’s Song

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“Share it Forward”

Be a part of the Moments of Peace movement. If you LOVE what Moments of Peace has done for you, we ask that you become part of the movement and “Share it Forward” … When you Share it forward, you yourself are helping more people to be touched by Moments of Peace…

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A Heart Felt Thanks…From Keith

A Heartfelt Thanks…

Dear Charles,

Just a quick note to tell you thanks for the tremendous blessing you have been to my mother.  She just died this last Sunday at 10am…

This is what happened.

Mom had terminal cancer and had spent the last 4 weeks on Hospice (what wonderful people they are!). Well, she has been deteriorating steadily, and being a nervous women she had to take a relaxer called Lorazapam (its sort of like Valium).  Even so, when I would check in on her about 1 a.m. I would find her either awake and shaking, or on the floor ( I never found out how she got there). Again I would check on her about 6 a.m. and again find her awake and shaking.  She fell out of bed so often that Cathleen (our Hospice nurse) recommended a Lifeline device, that she used to call for help.

Well, one night I remembered what that man in the motorized scooter said to us at the RV show, about how his wife had been in an accident and he hadn’t slept for 3 weeks, and he bought one of your CD’s and played it and slept all night through”.

So I got my daughters tape (the Moments of Peace one) and went to Wal-Mart to buy a CD player that would play continuously throughout the night.  I put it on for my mom, because she couldn’t swallow pills anymore, and SHE SLEPT THE W-H-O-L-E NIGHT THROUGH!!!!!! for the first time in days.  I kept playing it every night for her and SHE CONTINUED SLEEPING LIKE A BABY!! Every time during the day when she would start shaking, I would turn on the CD and she would drift off to sleep.  For my mom, your “Moments of Peace” was better than a tranquilizer.  Mom found many HOURS OF PEACE, thanks to this gift God has given you.

(I’m glad this is e-mail, cause I’m siting here crying like a baby and you would not be able to read a paper letter)

Anyway, a lady from her church (Ruth) is a Hospice volunteer and she would come and sit with mom.  The first time she heard your music she said ” That music is beautiful!  I’ve never heard anything like it.”

Your tape gave mom such comfort night after night and day after day.

THANK YOU. God bless you Charles!

Your Friend Always,

Keith

 

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