The Power of Music

The Power of Music

By Guest blogger Spencer Wood This summer I went to the Dominican Republic for a humanitarian trip. During our travels our HEFY group went on a catamaran tour and visited some incredible places. Near the end, our tour guides, who didn't speak any English, turned on music and taught us to dance. Although we could not understand each other, we had a blast and made some new friends. Music impacts everyone and allows us to connect with others. It allows us to be creative and express ourselves. Music is very important to my family and me. There…Read more …
Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

by Ambree A year ago, I had the opportunity attend E.F.Y. (Especially for Youth), which is an amazing program focused on youth ages 14-18 years old. This week-long experience changed my life for the better! One class that I will never forget was about how music can be a negative or positive influence on people’s attitudes. The instructor started the class by playing a piece of music that had a beautiful arrangement of the piano, the violin, and the flute. I instantly felt peaceful, happy, and relaxed. I could feel God’s spirit enter…Read more …
When Words are Not Enough: Why Music Means so Much to Me

When Words are Not Enough: Why Music Means so Much to Me

by Chantel I once read a story of a musician who wrote a song based on his experience of jumping out of a plane in war. While performing this song in front of a small audience an elderly man began to cry. When the song was over the man was still crying and when the composer explained the origin of the song he began sobbing and had to leave the room. This song contained no words but still had the power to inspire the elderly man to think about his own experience of…Read more …
Where Can YOU Turn for Peace?

Where Can YOU Turn for Peace?

by Clancey School. It may seem like a prison on the outside (and sometimes on the inside), but it’s a place where my peers and I learn. Some say school is completely pointless, others say it’s the best thing in the world. Some say it’s good, others say it’s bad. I say it’s both. In math class, I sat in the very back. Unfortunately, there were others there as well. I got along with the person sitting next to me very well. However, the kids to my right were always talking about something…Read more …