It's officially summer--the time of year when my family starts planning for camp outs, swimming in the pool and eating fresh tomatoes from our garden. One of our favorite events happens at the end of summer. Here in the Midwest, we have a Christian music festival called the Nehemiah Fest. It includes three days of camping out, surrounded by music stages. Christian music groups of every genre come together at the free event to sing throughout the day. It's a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and fun.
Psalm 40:3 says, "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord."
The verse is so inspiring because it reminds me that the way we live our lives in public is a testimony to others. In my new book, Melodies of the Heart, the main characters find themselves in the middle of a music competition with a chance to win prize money and a record deal in Nashville. However, being Christian singers, they also have to remember that glorifying God through their music is the most important thing of all.
To find out more about my new book, read the description below!
About the Book
An old acoustic guitar has collected dust in Hope Dawson’s closet for years, serving as a bittersweet memory of her father’s legacy. She has been running from the music stage for years, until wandering into a little music store in Tipton one morning. Will an unexpected meeting with a young guitar instructor revive her love of music?
Zane Wallace’s dream of becoming a country music performer vanished the day he lost his sight. Instead, he works in his parents’ music shop and mentors young musicians, hoping they will achieve the dream he failed to reach. When his students secretly enter him into a music competition, Zane is inspired, but will need help from a new acquaintance to show his students anything is possible.
Can God weave two broken pasts into a beautiful melody?