Fred McKinnon

Worship Interludes: Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Reflection, Meditation, Relaxation

Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Reflection, Meditation, Relaxation
Worship Interludes: Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Reflection, Meditation, Relaxation

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Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Reflection, Meditation, Relaxation, by Fred McKinnon

Episodes

Waves of Mercy | Extended Play [Episode 177, September 10, 2019]

Sep 10, 2019 20:26

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“Waves of Mercy” – Extended Play Instrumental Music with Stunning Ocean Waves Videography I love the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing along the shore. There is something incredibly peaceful about the tides, the waves, and what seems like an eternal motion that was established in the very beginning. Today’s interlude, “Waves of...

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Warmth of Light | Piano Instrumental [Episode 176, September 6, 2019]

Sep 6, 2019 9:11

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“Warmth of Light” – Soothing, Peaceful Piano Instrumental Music This morning’s interlude is a peaceful solo piano improvisation with a simple melody. As I was recording in my home studio this morning I could feel the warmth of the sunlight bursting through the partially open blinds on our front windows. The sun gives us light...

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Calm | Piano Instrumental [Episode 175, September 3, 2019]

Sep 3, 2019 7:01

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“Calm” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music Improvisation Today’s episode of the Worship Interludes Podcast is called “Calm”. Today is Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. Hurricane Dorian is lurking far off the coast, hammering the Bahamas for two straight days. Our little island here in Georgia is under evacuation orders but we’ve chosen to stay here for...

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Rest At the Altar | Music for Prayer & Meditation [Episode 174, August 28, 2019]

Aug 28, 2019 11:48

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“Rest At the Altar” – Instrumental Music Today’s improvisational interlude is a simple, extended soundtrack of acoustic piano layered with pads and textures. Rather than having an identifiable melody, this piece sustains chords and progressions making it easy to get lost in a time of prayer, meditation, or relaxation without the distraction of a busy...

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Soaking In The Light | Keyboard Instrumental [Episode 176, August 21, 2019]

Aug 21, 2019 13:05

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“Soaking In The Light” – Instrumental Music for Soaking Worship, Prayer, & Meditation Today’s interlude is an extended, thirteen minute interlude with a mixture of synth pads, effects, and piano. It’s called “Soaking in the Light”. It’s a slow, intentional piece in the key of G-minor. This improvisation is one of those pieces that lends...

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Grace, Peace, and Love [Episode 175, August 17, 2019]

Aug 17, 2019 10:43

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Worship Interludes Podcast – Piano Instrumental Music It’s early Saturday morning and it’s raining outside. I’m a day or so late in recording the 2nd podcast episode of the week and it’s easy at this point to just let it slip. I wasn’t feeling very motivated but have committed to doing everything possible to maintain...

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In the Stillness | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 174, August 12, 2019]

Aug 13, 2019 8:31

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“In the Stillness” – Piano Improvisation by Fred McKinnon As I listened to the interlude that I recorded today I was searching for the right title and feel. It has a soothing, peaceful vibe but it also feels somewhat happy. I choose “In the Stillness” because it reminded me of that feeling I have when...

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Quiet Time | Instrumental Music [Episode 173, August 98, 2019]

Aug 8, 2019 11:03

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“QuietTime” – Instrumental Music Soundtrack for Prayer, Meditation, and Relaxation by Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer Episode 173 of the Worship Interludes Podcast is called “Quiet Time”. This peaceful instrumental departs from the solo piano improvisations. The composition adds layers of lush pads and sound effects to provide a sonic base for the sparse piano melodies that...

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Relaxed | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 172, August 2, 2019]

Aug 2, 2019 7:14

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“Relaxed” – A Soothing Piano Instrumental for Relaxation, Mediation, and Prayer Today’s interlude is called “Relaxed”. Let’s be honest. When you produce two compositions per week, it’s tough to come up with names! Many times I have an idea for the title as I’m playing. Often, the title is inspired by a Scripture or something...

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(Spoken Word) – August Update from Fred McKinnon [Episode 171, August 1, 2019]

Aug 1, 2019 4:21

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August 2019 Welcome and Update Episode #171 of the Worship Interludes Podcast is a monthly welcome and update from Pianist/Composer, Fred McKinnon. In this episode Fred welcomes new listeners, thanks them for over a half-million (500,000+) downloads, and invites them to consider: Becoming a monthly patron supporter for as little as $1/month Texting the word...

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In The Moment | Soft, Peaceful Piano [Episode 170, July 30, 2019]

Jul 30, 2019 6:33

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“In The Moment” – Worship Interludes Podcast, Episode #170 Today’s piano instrumental interlude was relatively short. As I was improvising I found myself just relaxing, breathing slowly, closing my eyes, and enjoying the melodies. I often feel like the interludes should be around ten minutes but as I found myself returning to the opening motif...

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Mindfulness | Piano Instrumental [Episode 169, July 27, 2019]

Jul 27, 2019 7:37

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“Mindfulness” – Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection Mindfulness is defined as “the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”. It’s also defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic...

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Slow and Steady [Episode 168, July 23, 2019]

Jul 23, 2019 8:53

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Slow and Steady | Piano Instrumental Improvisation We’ve all heard the saying “slow and steady wins the race”. In the race of life, let’s remember to be slow and steady. Be intentional. Have purpose. Make every day count. How do we do this? By taking time to center ourselves, listen, and put one foot in...

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Persist & Pray | Piano Improvisation [Episode 167, July 19, 20190

Jul 19, 2019 9:49

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“Persist & Pray” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation I’ve said on many occasions that inspiration doesn’t always come easily. Composing, recording, and performing is often an awe-inspiring action and it’s often a matter of pure discipline and persistence. I felt that way this morning when it was time to record the second...

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Reflections [Episode 166, July 16, 2019]

Jul 16, 2019 10:42

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“Reflections” – Calm, Quiet Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, and Rest Reflection is so important in our lives. We must take time to pause and reflect. This process gives us the opportunity to consider the past day, week, months, or years. In the process of reflection I like to take a mental inventory of...

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Peace | Short Piano Interludes [Episode 165, July 12, 2019]

Jul 12, 2019 7:06

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“Peace” – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, and Relaxation Today’s piano instrumental, “Peace”, is a short, seven minute improvisation. The light melodies and peaceful tones are ideal to help the listener pull aside for a few minutes of prayer, meditation, and reflection. Peace is absent from so many people in the days which we live....

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In the Spirit | Instrumental Music for Prayer [Episode 164, July 10, 2019]

Jul 10, 2019 11:15

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“In the Spirit” – Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:20 (NIV) Today’s...

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One Day In Your Courts | Psalm 84:10 [Episode 163, July 5, 2019]

Jul 5, 2019 11:16

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One Day In Your Courts – Piano Improvisation Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere … Psalm 84:10 What a wonderful time of prayer and reflection I had this morning. Today is July 5, 2019. Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day which is a national holiday in the USA on July 4th...

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Thanksgiving & Praise [Episode 162, July 2, 2019]

Jul 2, 2019 9:36

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“ThanksGiving & Praise” – Piano Instrumental Improvisation Episode #162 of my Worship Interludes Podcast is called “Thanksgiving & Praise”. It’s a solo piano improvisation that is just over nine minutes long. Early this morning I finished a workout outside in the hot, muggy early morning hours. When I came home from the 5:30 AM workout...

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Fix Your Gaze | Piano Instrumental [Episode 161, June 28, 2019]

Jun 28, 2019 6:45

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“Fix Your Gaze” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Quiet Time, Prayer, Devotion, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, and Study Music Today’s piano improvisation interlude is actually a continuation of Episode 160, “Morning Glory” that I recorded earlier this week. In that episode I paused and changed directions. After listening to the entire piece again I...

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Morning Glory | Piano Instrumental [Episode 160, June 25, 2019]

Jun 25, 2019 9:50

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“Morning Glory” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Quiet Time, Devotional, Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, and Relaxation I recorded this early on a Tuesday morning. My day had already gotten derailed when I woke up at 5:00 AM to join my brothers in our Tuesday F3 Workout. As I walked into the dark foyer of...

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Still Small Voice | Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer & Worship [Episode 159, June 18, 2019]

Jun 18, 2019 8:09

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Soothing Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, & Relaxation by Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer This piece was inspired by a devotion that I read this morning. It reminded me of the importance of our ability to be able to discern and listen to that “still, small voice” that gives us direction. So many things...

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Morning Moments | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 158, June 14, 2019]

Jun 14, 2019 7:47

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Morning Moments – Peaceful, Soothing Solo Piano Instrumental Music It’s Friday here on St. Simons Island, GA and the weather forecast suggests it’s going to be a little cooler today. By cooler, I mean mid 80s. That’s actually really nice. I was up early and it’s a beautiful day outside. I took some time to...

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Unspoken | Piano Instrumental for Prayer & Meditation [Episode 157, June 11, 2019]

Jun 11, 2019 6:30

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“Unspoken” – Solo Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, Rest Many times in our lives we may find ourselves without words. These are the times when, even with the weight of a million thoughts racing through our minds, we have nothing to say. If you are a person who prays, your prayer is just a silent...

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Linger a Moment | A Six-Minute Piano Interlude [Episode 156, June 4, 2019]

Jun 4, 2019 6:15

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“Linger A Moment” – Calming Music for Rest, Relaxation, Prayer, Meditation Today’s interlude is offered as a challenge. I’ve found that without discipline, it’s nearly impossible to just be still, calm, and relaxed in the midst of our busy days. This interlude is just over six minutes long. I’d like to challenge everyone to find...

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Communion | Guest Pianist/Artist, Neil Patton [Episode 155, May 31, 2019]

May 31, 2019 9:11

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“Communion” – Piano Solo by Guest Pianist, Neil Patton It’s been a crazy week for me as I’ve been in the process of moving. The building where my company’s office is located was recently sold and all of the tenants who occupied the big, shared office space have had to move out. It’s been a...

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Refresh My Soul – Guest Artist, Robby Davis [Episode 154, May 28, 2019]

May 28, 2019 10:39

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“Refresh My Soul” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, and Relaxation Today’s episode of the Worship Interludes Podcast is the work of a guest artist, Robby Davis. I met Robby back in February at a gathering of solo piano artists from the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio broadcast. We soon realized we had...

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Mysteries of God | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 153, May 21, 2019]

May 21, 2019 7:35

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“Mysteries of God” – A Piano Instrumental Interlude by Fred McKinnon I began this interlude this morning with no preparation or thought. I finished my morning devotional and, to be honest, was in a bit of a hurry. I sat down and played this opening motif and felt inspired. After a couple of ideas I...

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Never Give Up | Piano Instrumental [Episode 152, May 19, 2019]

May 19, 2019 7:44

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“Never Give Up” – Encouraging the Hopeless, Weary, and Anxious Souls Episode #152 of the Worship Interludes Podcast is called “Never Give Up”. As I recorded this piece, I was especially thinking about all of those people who just want to give up. You feel defeated and hopeless. You are weary, anxious, and can’t seem...

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Stay the Course | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 151, May 14, 2019]

May 14, 2019 6:20

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“Stay the Course” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Studying, Focus With every passing day we have to deal with the distractions of life. These distractions can easily pull us away from the purpose that we have in this life. A few minutes can turn into hours, which turns into...

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Strength for the Soul | Piano Instrumental [Episode 150, May 8, 2019]

May 8, 2019 7:05

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“Strength for the Soul” – Piano Instrumental Music Soundtrack for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation, Studying, and Soaking Today’s interlude was inspired by Psalm 119: 28. I was reading in my daily devotion and came across this passage which reads: My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. Psalm 119:28 I found this to...

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May 2019 Update | Spoken Word [Episode 149, May 2, 2019]

May 2, 2019 6:11

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May 2019 Update from Fred McKinnon Even thought the majority of the episodes of the Worship Interludes Podcast are exclusively instrumental music, I love the opportunity to speak and communicate to my listeners. Thank You, Patron Supporters! This month I’m saying THANK YOU to everyone who is listening. In addition, I’m asking for those who...

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Deep Breaths | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 148, April 30, 2019]

Apr 30, 2019 7:52

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“Deep Breaths” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking, and Relaxation Today’s piano instrumental interlude is called “Deep Breaths”. Taking time to slow down, breathe, and clear your mind is so vitally important in our hurried culture. Last week was a busy week for me so I decided to do my very best to...

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Soaking in the Light | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 147, April 23, 2019]

Apr 23, 2019 8:27

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“Soaking In the Light” – Solo Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, and Studying Episode #147 of the Worship Interludes Podcast This morning’s interlude started out with me powering up my home studio and recording software. I reached over with my right hand and plucked a note a few times to make sure...

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The Darkest Time | Good Friday to Easter Sunday [Episode 146, April 20, 2019]

Apr 20, 2019 6:20

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“The Darkest Time” – A Piano Instrumental for Good Friday and Easter Sunday I recorded this solo piano improvisation on Saturday morning, April 20, 2019. This is the “in-between” dark time during the traditional Holy Week. Yesterday was Good Friday and Christians remember that as being when Jesus was crucified. Today is the second day,...

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Choices | Piano Instrumental [Episode 145, April 16, 2019]

Apr 16, 2019 6:50

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“Choices” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Studying, and Rest Every day we are faced with choices. We have the ability to make wise choices or poor choices. Some of our choices carry great consequences with ripples that can be felt throughout a lifetime. Other choices may seem entirely insignificant....

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Morning Light | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 144, April 11, 2019]

Apr 11, 2019 7:52

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“Morning Light” – Piano Instrumental – Prayer Music, Meditation Music, Relaxation Music Title: Morning Light Composed and Performed by: Fred McKinnon From Episode #144 of the Worship Interludes Podcast If you enjoy my music, please consider joining my inner-circle of Patron supporters – for as little as $5/month, you can be a part of helping...

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Abide With Me | Instrumental Music [Episode 143, April 9, 2019]

Apr 9, 2019 15:51

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“Abide With Me” – Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, and Relaxation This interlude is a departure from most of my normal recorded piano instrumentals. In most cases I improvise and record the worship interlude in one take. This piece, “Abide With Me”, was actually created over two different days. [There’s a behind-the-scenes video of...

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(Spoken Dialog) How You Can Support My Music | Episode 141, April 2, 2019

Apr 2, 2019 3:45

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Become a Patron and Support My Music Dear Friends, In this special episode of the Worship Interludes Podcast, I’m sharing an opportunity with all listeners. For over two years, I have produced the “Worship Interludes Podcast” and made it available to the world, free of charge. It’s been my joy and honor to be able...

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Lingering in Prayer | Instrumental Music [Episode 141, April 2, 2019]

Apr 2, 2019 12:59

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Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Rest, and Relaxation For Episode #141 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” I decided to change things up a bit and switch over to my “Keyscape” plugin for a different sound and texture. Today’s interlude was simple. I would take my prayer time to the keys. I often record after...

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Love & Acceptance | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 140, March 30, 2019]

Mar 30, 2019 6:12

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Love & Acceptance: Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, and Relaxation Everyone wants love and acceptance. These are core part of who we are as people. Even the toughest most successful person in the world desires to be loved and accepted. There are many who pretend this is not important but do not be...

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Consider the Lilies | Piano Instrumental [Episode 139, March 26, 2019]

Mar 26, 2019 4:14

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“Consider the Lilies” | Piano Instrumental by Fred McKinnon Today’s episode #139 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” is specifically composed and recorded to help relieve anxiety and stress. Music has an amazing impact on our lives. Neuroscientists have done countless studies on specific types of music and its ability to relieve stress and anxiety. There...

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Pray As You Go | Solo Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 138, March 21, 2019]

Mar 21, 2019 4:01

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“Pray As You Go” – Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation, Soaking Worship, Study, and Rest The past week has been super busy for me. On top of a busier-than-normal week, I have been battling a little sickness the past 3 days which has further thrown my schedule into chaos. So today, the truth is,...

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Breaking of Dawn | Piano Instrumental [Episode 137, March 17, 2019]

Mar 17, 2019 5:03

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Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation Today’s interlude was recoded early in the morning on Sunday, March 17, 2019. It’s called “Breaking of Dawn” because I could see the light peeking through my window shades as I began to record. I shared this image on my Instagram and personal Facebook page with a...

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Blossoms | Solo Piano Improvisation [Episode 136, March 12, 2019]

Mar 12, 2019 6:31

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“Blossoms” – Solo Piano Improvisation for Prayer Music, Meditation Music, Relaxation, Studying, and Rest I live down in the deep South on a sunny little resort island called Saint Simons Island. It’s rarely very cold here but Spring is a beautiful season . Spring has finally arrived and you can see the evidence of this...

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Daily Disciplines | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 134, March 7, 2019]

Mar 7, 2019 6:30

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Daily Disciplines – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Study Music, Relaxation Music The Inspiration? When I publish a new composition as part of my “Worship Interludes Podcast” I usually tell you all about the inspiration behind the recording. Typically, it’s from a Scripture I read, a conversation I had, or some other...

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Holding My Hand | Piano Interlude [Episode 133, March 5, 2019]

Mar 5, 2019 4:41

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“Holding My Hand” – Solo Piano Instrumental by Fred McKinnon Today’s episode of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” comes from the past. A dear friend that I haven’t seen in many years visited me at my office on Saint Simons Island, Georgia yesterday. She told me that I’d sent her a piano composition many years ago...

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Into the Unknown | Solo Piano Interludes [Episode 132, February 28, 2019]

Feb 28, 2019 7:02

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“Into the Unknown” – Solo Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Worship, Meditation Today’s interlude came quickly. After my morning devotion I sat down and just started to play. I often have a verse, a prayer, or a conversation that inspires the music. In this case, I had nothing. I just decided to sit down and play....

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Consuming Fire | Solo Piano Music [Episode 131, February 26, 2019]

Feb 26, 2019 8:53

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“Consuming Fire” – Piano Solo for Prayer, Soaking Worship, Meditation One of the phrases that the Bible has used to describe God is “consuming fire”. In my devotion today this phrase was used and I was struck by the implications of the passage. In context, the Israelites, after wandering in wilderness for forty years, are...

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Leaving It All Behind | Piano Interlude [Episode 130, February 21, 2019]

Feb 21, 2019 8:00

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“Leaving It All Behind” – Solo Piano Improvisation for Prayer, Worship, Reflection The inspiration for “Leaving It All Behind” came from a familiar story in the Holy Bible. I was reading this passage in Luke this week and something awakened me that I’d never quite seen before: (1) On one occasion, while the crowd was...

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No Greater Love | Piano Interlude [Episode 129, February 14, 2019]

Feb 14, 2019 5:11

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No Greater Love – Piano Interlude – Valentines Day, 2019 Happy Valentines Day. Today is a day where we celebrate love. Love for our spouses, sweethearts, children, and those around us. In this short interlude, I wanted to capture the essence of the greatest love ever known to mankind. The love of Jesus Christ to...

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Listen (Reprise) | Piano Instrumental [Episode 128, February 12, 2019]

Feb 12, 2019 10:50

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Listen: Piano Composition by Fred McKinnon Today’s episode is a reprise of the original posting a little over one year ago. I recorded this interlude, “Listen” and it was chosen to be the first track on “Worship Interludes, Volume 1” solo piano instrumental. I’m traveling and playing a lot of events this week so haven’t...

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Release | Piano Music for Breathing, Praying, Meditation [Episode 127, February 7, 2019]

Feb 7, 2019 8:41

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Release – Worship Interludes by Fred McKinnon, Episode #127 There is something powerful, healing, and soothing when you take a big deep breath, hold, and release. Therapists, priests, doctors, and many more have taught the benefits of breathing exercises for a very long time. Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to...

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Refuge | Peaceful Piano Prayer Music [Episode 126, February 4, 2019]

Feb 4, 2019 11:07

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“Refuge” – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship This morning as I was having my personal time of prayer and devotion, I found myself remembering some lyrics from an old worship song by an artist named Darrel Evans. He released a few albums on the Integrity Music label many years ago and they were...

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New Mercies Every Morning – Piano Interlude [Episode 125, January 30, 2019]

Jan 30, 2019 8:56

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“New Mercies Every Morning” – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, & Relaxation Thank you for listening to Episode #125 of the Worship Interludes Podcast, entitled “New Mercies Every Morning”. I often create these interludes based on some inspiring Scripture or conversation I may have with friends. I was in a conversation with a friend a...

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A Call To Prayer | U.S. Government Shutdown [Episode 124, January 24, 2019]

Jan 24, 2019 10:17

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“A Call To Prayer” – Music and Video for Soaking Prayer, Meditation Today’s interlude was inspired in an unlikely situation. I was at my morning workout with some buddies and we always end this workout with a “COT” – Circle of Trust. During this time, after brief announcements, we ask for prayer requests and then...

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The Promise of Sunrise | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 123, January 22, 2019]

Jan 22, 2019 11:19

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“The Promise of Sunrise” is a piano instrumental composed and performed by Fred McKinnon. It’s part of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” – a soundtrack for times of prayer, quiet time, devotion, meditation, soaking worship, soaking prayer, relaxation, and rest. This special interlude has a beautiful video with still images and time lapse video of breathtaking...

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The Deep Things | 1 Corinthians 2:10 [Episode 122, January 18, 2019]

Jan 18, 2019 10:36

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The Deep Things – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, and Soaking Today’s interlude, “The Deep Things” is spacious and contemplative. I wanted to record an episode with a lot of space and room. This music turned out to be great for prayer, meditation, and deep thinking. As I recorded this and listened to it afterwards,...

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Regrets | Piano Instrumental for Contemplation [Episode 121, January 15, 2019]

Jan 15, 2019 10:33

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“Regrets” – A Piano Instrumental for Contemplating, Praying, & Forgiveness Let’s face it – all of us have regrets in life. In this fallen world, where our very nature is to be selfish, we will always make decisions that we regret. Yet, there is an amazing freedom that comes when we acknowledge our regrets, confess...

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In The Stillness – Piano Instrumental [Episode 120, January 6, 2019]

Jan 7, 2019 6:33

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In The Stillness” is a soothing, peaceful piano instrumental interlude composed and performed by Fred McKinnon. It is an ideal soundtrack for your quiet time, prayer, meditation, soaking worship, and relaxation. Many times we may fill our prayer times with requests and appeals to God. Often, our times of prayer become our opportunities to vent...

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New Seasons, New Beginnings | Piano Music [Episode 119, January 4, 2019]

Jan 4, 2019 9:16

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New Seasons, New Beginnings January represents new seasons and new beginnings for us as we kick off a brand new year. I’ve spent a good bit of time looking back (I recently published an instrumental for the podcast called “Looking Back” to give you a moment to look back and reflect) and now I look...

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Looking Back | Solo Piano Interlude for Reflection [Episode 118, December 30, 2018]

Dec 30, 2018 8:48

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Looking Back – A Piano Instrumental for New Year’s Reflection 2018 is drawing to a close and it’s time for pausing, looking back, and reflecting on what the past year has brought us. This piano instrumental is Episode #118 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” by Fred McKinnon. Personally, I love the turn of a new...

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In The Waiting | Piano Interlude [Episode 117, December 13, 2018]

Dec 13, 2018 7:23

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“In the Waiting” – Piano Instrumental Interlude for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship One of my current favorite worship songs is called “Take Courage”.  It’s performed by Kristine Demarco with Bethel Music.  The message in this song is beautiful, encouraging, and the phrase “He’s in the waiting” appears throughout the chorus. As I recorded today’s interlude,...

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Turn Aside | Piano Instrumental [Episode 116, December 9, 2018]

Dec 9, 2018 9:18

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Turn Aside – A Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection Hey everybody,First some housekeeping.   In my previous episode I took a moment to actually speak in the episode and issue a greeting to the listeners.  Thanks to those of you who responded and let me know where you are listening from.  It was great...

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Silent Night – Greetings from Fred McKinnon [Episode 115, December 3, 2018]

Dec 4, 2018 3:59

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A Podcast Greeting from Fred McKinnon Hello everybody, This is Fred McKinnon, the Pianist and Composer behind the “Worship Interludes Podcast”. As you know, it’s quite rare for me to actually speak on this podcast, as it’s intended to just be instrumental music only.   However, I wanted to take one quick episode to say...

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Soaking Time | Extended Piano Instrumental [Episode 114, November 27, 2018]

Nov 27, 2018 12:39

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Soaking Time – Extended Piano Instrumental for Soaking Worship, Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation “Soaking Time” is an extended solo piano instrumental.  At approximately 12:30 in length, this free-flowing, peaceful piano interlude is designed to be a soundtrack for your times of prayer, worship, meditation, relaxation, or “soaking”. What exactly is soaking? The common use of this...

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Reflect and Pray | Extended Piano Interlude [Episode 113, November 20, 2018]

Nov 20, 2018 13:31

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Reflect and Pray – An Extended Interlude for Reflection and Prayer As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, I wanted to take some extra time with today’s interlude.   (And I’ve heard from some listeners that you wish the interludes were longer!).  So today I decided to sit down in studio and...

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Be Faithful – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 112, November 15, 2018]

Nov 15, 2018 4:32

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Be Faithful – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Worship, Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation It’s been a couple of weeks since the last episode of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” was released.  I’ve taken a break from the interludes the past two weeks to finish up my Christmas album, “Silent Night“.  This album is something I’ve been wanting...

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Preparation | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 111, October 30, 2018]

Oct 30, 2018 5:28

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Preparation – Solo Piano Instrumental Today’s piano instrumental interlude is called “Preparation”.   As I recorded this morning I was thinking of all the things I’d like to accomplish today.   I’m working on a new Christmas album and Tuesdays (today) is one of the days that I reserve to focus on writing and recording.  This day...

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For Such A Time As This | Solo Piano Interlude [Episode 110, October 23, 2018]

Oct 23, 2018 7:26

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For Such A Time As This – Solo Piano Interlude by Fred McKinnon Today’s interlude is a peaceful, soothing melody in the Key of Bb.  As I was recording this morning I thought about the whirlwind of change that has been happening in my life recently.   As I pondered these things I began to reflect...

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Love One Another – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 109, October 18, 2018]

Oct 18, 2018 6:11

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Love One Another – Solo Piano Instrumental Over the past couple of days I’ve been touched by a number of people in my community who just felt impressed to reach out to me.   It’s odd that so many people would do so in a 48-hour window.  I experienced a major life change earlier this month. ...

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Sweet Mornings | Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation [Episode 108, October 16, 2018]

Oct 16, 2018 5:35

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Sweet Mornings – Solo Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, and Relaxation Today’s interlude comes from a short, but sweet, time at the piano.  My day started very early and I was awake by 4:00 AM.   I made a small pot of coffee and tackled a few emails and projects in my business before heading out...

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The Helper | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode #107, October 11, 2018]

Oct 11, 2018 6:19

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The Helper – Solo Piano Instrumental Music by Fred McKinnon Today’s Episode #107 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” is inspired by my devotional time yesterday.  I will post my notes from this devotion below which speaks for itself.  I hope you enjoy the music! Morning Devotion: If Jesus Christ were alive today, and he was...

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Ready for Battle – Prayer & Intercession Music [Episode 106, October 9, 2018]

Oct 9, 2018 8:13

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Ready For Battle – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer and Intercession Today’s interlude was inspired by my morning devotion.  I was reading Psalm 144 and the first verse stood out to me: “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” [Psalm 144:1, ESV, emphasis mine] For...

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Uplifting | Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, and Relaxation [Episode 105, October 3, 2018]

Oct 3, 2018 8:16

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Uplifting – Piano Instrumental “Uplifting” was recorded early in the morning, Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This piece is released as Episode #105 of my “Worship Interludes” podcast which is intended as a soundtrack for prayer, quiet time, meditation, relaxation, and soaking worship times. In our lives we have a choice. We can be negative or...

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Prayers at Dawn | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 104, September 30, 2018]

Oct 1, 2018 4:57

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Prayers at Dawn – Piano Interlude My morning prayers began well before dawn on this significant day.   This is the day that I close the book on eleven years of ministry at St. Simons Community Church.   Sunday, September 30th, 2018. Although my alarm was set for 6:30 AM, sleep eluded me and I found myself...

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Seasons | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 103, September 26, 2018]

Sep 26, 2018 5:21

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Seasons | Solo Piano Instrumental Last week I recorded an interlude called “Finish Strong“.   It was inspired by conversations I was having with a friend who has a father in failing health.   Little did I realize that the title of that composition and the emotion I poured into it was more significant than I’d realized....

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Finish Strong | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 102, September 20, 2018]

Sep 20, 2018 5:59

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Finish Strong | Piano Instrumental Music As I was recording today’s interlude my mind drifted to the idea of a legacy.   What legacy do I want to bring? Whether we’re thinking of a project, a job, our marriage, parenting, or our entire life – my hope is to finish strong.   I can’t help but think...

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Prayers of Peace | Soaking Worship [Episode 101, September 17, 2018]

Sep 17, 2018 4:57

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Prayers of Peace Today’s piano instrumental is called “Prayers of Peace”.  After celebrating our 100th Episode last week, I’m back in the studio and hoping to consistently release two interludes per week. This short, five minute interlude is perfect to calm down, quieten yourself, and offer up prayers.  As you pray, my hope is that...

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Milestones | The 100th Episode [Episode 100, September 11, 2018]

Sep 13, 2018

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Milestones – Worship Interludes Podcast’s 100th Episode! This video was recorded live at St. Simons Community Church on St. Simons Island, GA. This piece, “Milestones” was recorded by Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer, as the 100th episode of his “Worship Interludes” piano instrumental podcast. Fred started the “Worship Interludes Podcast” in February 2017 to provide a soothing,...

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Breathing In | Spiritual Breathing, Soaking [Episode 99, September 6, 2018]

Sep 6, 2018 4:58

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Breathing In – Spiritual Breathing Hey everyone!  I’m finally getting back into my rhythm of life after taking a much needed vacation over the past week.   If you missed my special guest episode with Tim Oladeru last week, be sure to check it out.   Today is the end of our work week at the church...

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Be Still – Guest Artist, Tim Oladeru, DappyTKeys | Episode 98, August 30, 2018]

Aug 30, 2018 10:18

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“Be Still” – Meditative, Soaking Worship Instrumental by Guest Artist, Tim Oladeru For those of you who follow me on social media you may have seen that I’ve been on vacation the past week.   It’s a much-needed vacation and I’m enjoying some incredible rest and relaxation.   In my absence, I asked one of my new...

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Quiet Spaces | Peaceful Piano Instrumental [Episode 97, August 20, 2018]

Aug 20, 2018 7:50

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Quiet Spaces – A Peaceful Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Soaking Worship, Meditation “Quiet Spaces” is Episode #97 of the Worship Interludes Podcast, an instrumental soundtrack that is ideal for times of prayer, worship, meditation, and relaxation. As I recorded this interlude today I wanted to capture something that had a lot of space in between...

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In Due Time | Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation [Episode 96, August 16, 2018]

Aug 16, 2018 4:24

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In Due Time – Piano Instrumental for Prayer & Meditation “In Due Time” is a solo piano instrumental by Fred McKinnon. It’s featured as Episode #96 of his “Worship Interludes Podcast“. This podcast features calm, soothing piano instrumentals that are idea as a soundtrack for your quiet time, prayers, meditation, soaking worship, and rest. Galatians...

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Letting Go | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 95, August 13, 2018]

Aug 13, 2018 8:43

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Letting Go This morning in my quiet time I was reading “Abiding in Christ” by Andrew Murray.   As I read I was reminded that for us to “abide” is not out of our good works or righteousness.  We have to come realizing that in ourselves, we are very weak.   Part of abiding in Christ is...

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Abide | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 94, August 8, 2018]

Aug 8, 2018 5:11

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Abide Abide is Episode #94 of Fred McKinnon’s “Worship Interludes” podcast. This podcast is the ideal soundtrack of background music for your times of prayer, meditation, reflection, rest, and relaxation. Recorded: August 8, 2018 Today I was reading in my devotional about God’s call for us to “abide” in Him.   I realize that abiding is...

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Lamentations | Piano Instrumental [Episode #93, August 2, 2018]

Aug 2, 2018 6:26

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Lamentations Lamentations is Episode #93 of Fred McKinnon’s “Worship Interludes” podcast. This podcast is the ideal soundtrack of background music for your times of prayer, meditation, reflection, rest, and relaxation.   This solo piano instrumental would be a great choice of background music for those who feel the need to lament over hurt, pain, depression, rejection,...

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Afternoon Prayers | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 92, July 31, 2018]

Jul 31, 2018 7:54

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“Afternoon Prayers” is Episode #92 of Fred McKinnon’s “Worship Interludes” podcast. This podcast is the ideal soundtrack of background music for your times of prayer, meditation, reflection, rest, and relaxation. Recorded: July 31, 2018 Today is the first day back from a 5-day vacation with my family. It’s so good to be home and back...

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The Daily Examen | Guided Prayer and Reflection [Episode 91, July 28, 2018]

Jul 28, 2018 9:42

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“The Daily Examen” – Guided Prayer and Reflection The Daily Examen is a method of prayer that Saint Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises. It is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us.   In this episode of...

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In The Fire | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 90, July 22, 2018]

Jul 23, 2018 11:02

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“In The Fire” – Piano Instrumental for those in the Battle… This weekend I’ve witnessed some dear friends who have been going through the fire. I’ve seen them battling fires of loss, devastation, disease, and addiction. This piece started out as a sweet melody.  I sat down and just started playing in the Key of...

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Peaceful Sunrise | Piano Instrumental [Episode 89, July 10, 2018]

Jul 10, 2018 6:41

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“Peaceful Sunrise” – Piano Instrumental for Morning Meditation, Devotion, Prayer Today’s piano instrumental interlude is called “Peaceful Sunrise” and it’s featured as episode #89 in the Worship Interludes Podcast.  It’s Tuesday morning, July 10th, 2018.  The past weekend was really tough for our family.   Our loving golden retriever, Sadie, was expecting her first litter of...

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God Bless America | Piano Instrumental and Patriotic Video [Episode 88, July 4, 2018]

Jul 5, 2018 3:06

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“God Bless America” – Piano Instrumental and Video Celebrating the Fourth of July and Independence Day – A Call to Prayer In the United States of America we celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July.  It’s a summer day filled with memories, fireworks, grilling, family, friends, and celebration.   It’s also a time when we...

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A Time to Pray | Piano Instrumental [Episode 87, July 2, 2018]

Jul 3, 2018 5:31

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“A Time to Pray” – Piano Instrumental for Prayer Music, Meditation “A Time To Pray” is a peaceful, quiet piano instrumental that is ideal for prayer music, meditation music, and soaking worship.   I recently heard someone say (and I am paraphrasing) “I pray a lot, but sometimes you have to take action”.   I know the...

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Soaking | Piano Instrumental [Episode 86, June 21, 2018]

Jun 21, 2018 6:37

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Soaking – Piano Instrumental “Soaking” – there are so many ways to think of this word.  You may think of soaking in sunshine, in a warm bath, or in the peace and tranquility of a peaceful river.   Perhaps you think of soaking under a waterfall, or the sound of ocean waves.   In some religious circles,...

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Watching and Waiting | Piano Instrumental [Episode 85, June 19, 2018]

Jun 19, 2018 4:40

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Watching and Waiting – Piano Instrumental “Watching and Waiting”  – sometimes, there is nothing more to do but watch and wait.   As I recorded this piano instrumental today I was feeling a sense of expectancy, as if there was something on the horizon.   Take a  few minutes out of your busy day to listen.  As...

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In The Night Hours | Piano Instrumental [Episode 84, June 13, 2018]

Jun 13, 2018 5:53

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In The Night Hours – Piano Instrumental “In the Night Hours” is a contemplative, relaxing piano instrumental composed by Fred McKinnon.   This episode is #84 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” which is an instrumental podcast for prayer, meditation, and relaxation.   This piece is in the key of G-minor and has a beautiful, yet haunting melody....

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Morning Peace – Piano Instrumental [Episode 83, June 9, 2018]

Jun 9, 2018 9:33

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Morning Peace – Piano Instrumental for Meditation, Prayer, Relaxation “Morning Peace”  is a solo piano instrumental.  I recorded this on a lazy Saturday morning (June 9, 2018) in my home studio.   It was recorded as another episode (#83) of the Worship Interludes Podcast. This podcast was created to provide peaceful, soothing instrumental music for prayer, meditation,...

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Lift Up Your Head | Piano Instrumental [Episode 82, June 4, 2018]

Jun 4, 2018 4:45

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Lift Up Your Head – Piano Instrumental for Meditation, Prayer, Relaxation Episode #82 of the Worship Interludes Podcast A few days ago I was relaxing in my back yard by our swimming pool.    As I lay there looking up towards the sky I noticed a large tree in our back yard that was completely...

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In Remembrance (Based on Taps) | A Memorial Day Tribute [Episode 81, May 28, 2018]

May 28, 2018 4:12

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“In Remembrance” (Based on Taps) – A Memorial Day Tribute Today’s interlude was recorded early in the morning on May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day.   This is a day in the United States where we honor and remember those who have fallen.  We humbly and respectfully recognize those soldiers who paid the ultimate price for...

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Summer Rain | Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation [Episode 80, May 24, 2018]

May 24, 2018 6:21

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Summer Rain – Instrumental Music for Relaxation: Summer Rain – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation “Summer Rain” is a piano instrumental featuring Fred McKinnon. It includes a soft, peaceful melody with light rain and distant thunder in the background. It creates a peaceful, soothing soundtrack for your times of prayer, meditation, and relaxation. If...

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Patience | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 79, May 22, 2018]

May 22, 2018 5:44

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About this piece: “Patience” is a simple piano instrumental that I recorded during my time of devotion.   It’s episode #79 of the Worship Interludes Podcast (available on this website, iTunes, and Google Play Music, as well as many other locations). As I was thinking about what to record today I was reminded of issues in...

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The Simple Things – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 78, May 17, 2018]

May 17, 2018 3:45

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About this piece: “The Simple Things” is a piano instrumental for prayer, meditation, worship, and relaxation.  Today as I was taking my morning walk with my Golden Retriever, Sadie, I couldn’t help but notice a patch of purple wildflowers. They were growing in a nearby patch of grass. As I stopped at the simplicity and...

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Come To the Table – Piano Instrumental (Lord’s Supper, Communion, Eucharist) [Episode 77, May 14, 2018]

May 15, 2018 4:54

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One of the most sacred sacraments in Christian faith is the Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or The Eucharist.  Today’s interlude is called “Come To the Table” and echoes Jesus’ words for us to receive His sacrifice for our sins.   This interlude is accompanied by a special music video with beautiful imagery of the...

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Peace Beyond Understanding – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 76, May 8, 2018]

May 8, 2018 4:47

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Today’s interlude is called “Peace Beyond Understanding”.   I’ll be honest, at this point in my life, I seem to have a lot of questions.   I’m 47 years old, I’m watching my children grow up so quickly I can hardly stand it, and I’m feeling and seeing change in everything around me.   That could rock the...

Leaning In – Piano/Synth Instrumental [Episode 75, May 3, 2018]

May 4, 2018 9:17

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Worship Interludes Podcast – Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Study, and Rest Episode:  #75 Title:  “Leaning In” Format:  Piano/Synths There’s a phrase that people use when they are really taking something seriously and putting genuine effort into it.   We call it “leaning in”.   From time to time I’ve heard this expression or...

Worship Interludes: Time [Episode 74, April 30, 2018]

Apr 30, 2018 6:50

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Time.  It seems to be flying away from us all.   As a young parent, I used to get annoyed when people would tell me “these days will be gone so fast” or something similar.  Now that I’m older and I’m watching my four children growing up so quickly before my eyes, I have to agree. ...

Worship Interludes: Here I Am To Worship [Episode 73, April 26, 2018]

Apr 26, 2018 4:08

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It’s not often that a “Worship Interludes” episode is a cover song.   I typically like to sit down and just compose on the fly, playing what’s in my heart.  This piece, “Here I Am To Worship” is a classic chorus that is enjoyed by millions of worshipers across the globe.   And today, this was the...

Worship Interludes: Shine On Us [Episode 72, April 23, 2018]

Apr 23, 2018 6:55

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Today’s interlude was inspired by a Scripture that I read during my personal devotion this morning: “May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us”.  (Psalm 67:1) God’s grace and blessings come to us in so many ways.   Throughout this piece, I found myself jumping from key...

Worship Interludes: Step by Step [Episode 71, April 16, 2018]

Apr 16, 2018 5:38

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Today’s interlude is called “step by step”.   It reminds us that we take each day, step by step, moment by moment.  I love how Scripture tells us to “not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34). Personally, I felt really satisfied after creating this interlude.   Some days it just “feels right” when I’m done.   This one felt...

Worship Interludes: Sunrise [Episode 70, April 10, 2018]

Apr 10, 2018 4:12

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A beautiful sunrise is hard to beat.   It signals the dawning of a new day, a new start.   I love how the Bible declares that God’s mercy is brand new for us each morning.  It’s like we start over with a fresh dose of it.   [Lamentations 3:23] As the sun rises on your new day,...

Worship Interludes: Contemplation [Episode 69, April 3, 2018]

Apr 3, 2018 6:08

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Well my friends, I have to confess, I was shocked when I realized that I had not posted a new interlude the entire month of March.   To say that I missed the weekly rhythm of posting interludes is an understatement. I go through seasons where it feels like a chore.  But then, as soon as...

Worship Interludes: Mysteries [Episode 67, February 27, 2018]

Feb 28, 2018 10:27

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Today’s interlude is going to be different, in case you haven’t noticed.   I’ve added another layer of sound with the acoustic piano.    I wanted to experiment with some ambient synth pads and create some tension for this interlude. I call this interlude “Mysteries”.  It’s an extended interlude over ten minutes long and gives you … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Mysteries [Episode 67, February 27, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Restoration [Episode 66, February 22, 2018]

Feb 23, 2018 4:35

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Yesterday I was talking to some friends about the word “Restore” and “Restoration”.   This is a word that I’m focusing on in 2018.   There have been some things I’ve lost – that I’ve let slip in my life – and I am hoping to see them restored. In the end, restoration is beautiful.   Most things … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Restoration [Episode 66, February 22, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Determination [Episode 65, February 13, 2018]

Feb 14, 2018 5:01

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Today’s interlude is called “Determination”.   There are days when we remind ourselves about what is at stake.   We think to ourselves, “I can just give in and give up, or I can press on”. Determination escapes us from time to time but it’s necessary when things start to stack up around us. I hope today’s … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Determination [Episode 65, February 13, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Majesty and Power [Episode 64, February 6, 2018]

Feb 7, 2018 5:10

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Today I was able to walk outside on a beautiful day with clear blue skies and watch in bewilderment as the SpaceX corporation launched their “Falcon Heavy” spaceship from Cape Canaveral, FL.   The launch site is several hours south yet on a beautiful day you can see launches clearly. I’ve always been inspired and amazed … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Majesty and Power [Episode 64, February 6, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Keep Walking [Episode 62, January 22, 2018]

Jan 23, 2018 5:37

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I’ll be honest.  I almost didn’t record today.    You see, it’s Monday.   But not just a Monday,  it’s one of “those Mondays”.   The kind of Monday where you oversleep because your alarm was set to “PM” instead of “AM”.   The kind of Monday where you hear something that puts a knot in your stomach.  … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Keep Walking [Episode 62, January 22, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Humility [Episode 61, January 17, 2018]

Jan 18, 2018 5:44

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I’ve been thinking about humility lately.   Such a powerful thing; yet, often difficult to obtain.   The Bible says that God opposed the proud, but gives grace to the humble.   I want to be more humble.   That is my meditation today as I play this interlude.

Worship Interludes: All Is Not Lost [Episode 60, January 10, 2018]

Jan 11, 2018 6:32

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Today’s interlude was inspired by my devotional reading from the Bible.  [2 Chronicles, Chapter 25]   I wrote some devotional thoughts which I will include below.  These are the thoughts that were on my mind as I recorded this interlude.   As I finished and was exporting this in “real time” in the studio I just sat … Continue reading Worship Interludes: All Is Not Lost [Episode 60, January 10, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: The First Snow [Episode 59, January 4, 2018]

Jan 5, 2018 3:52

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Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re down here in South Georgia where snow is typically non-existent.  Someone didn’t realize that because the south has been blanketed with snow and ice.   We didn’t get snowfall here on St. Simons Island, GA but got lots of freezing rain and ice.    I spent yesterday with my … Continue reading Worship Interludes: The First Snow [Episode 59, January 4, 2018] →

Worship Interludes: Silent Night [Episode 58, December 20, 2017]

Dec 21, 2017 3:58

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Life has been super, super busy these last couple of months; hence, the lack of worship interludes.    The very reason I created these was to have a discipline, in the midst of a busy life, to slow down. I’m happy to release this newest episode entitled “Silent Night”.   As we draw closer to Christmas … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Silent Night [Episode 58, December 20, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: First Snow [Episode 57, December 5, 2017]

Dec 6, 2017 3:38

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Hey Gang, Life happened and I took a little break here in the studio.  Little did I realize that almost an entire month has passed since my last interlude. Today’s interlude is called “First Snow”.   It hasn’t snowed here in south Georgia (and likely won’t) but this was the peaceful, falling theme that I felt … Continue reading Worship Interludes: First Snow [Episode 57, December 5, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Waiting In the Storm [Episode 56, November 9, 2017]

Nov 10, 2017 5:12

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Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a storm?  You want to run and find shelter.  Protection is your biggest objective.   I loved this beautiful picture and I can imagine running into this barn for protection. My piano interludes are meant to provide a musical background for prayer, meditation, reflection, and yes … … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Waiting In the Storm [Episode 56, November 9, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: The Simple Things [Episode 55, November 7, 2017]

Nov 8, 2017 3:32

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Some times we should stop and pray, meditate, or reflect on the simple things of life. Those small; yet faithful, simple things that bring us hope, pleasure, and joy. How often do we neglect to be grateful for the simple things of life. As you listen to this today, I hope you will take time … Continue reading Worship Interludes: The Simple Things [Episode 55, November 7, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Serenity [Episode 54]

Nov 1, 2017 4:26

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Serenity:  the state of being calm, serene, or tranquil. In this busy world, I hope you can find a bit of serenity today.   May this music help you find that place.

Worship Interludes: A New Beginning [Episode 53, October 16, 2017]

Oct 17, 2017 4:37

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There are two things that I appreciate and both have similar meanings: sunrises Monday mornings Yes, you read that correct – Monday mornings.  Most people absolutely hate the thought of Monday morning.   But for me, much like the sunrise, it’s the signal of a new day, a new week, a new chance. As I recorded … Continue reading Worship Interludes: A New Beginning [Episode 53, October 16, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Take My Life [Episode 52, Oct 5, 2017]

Oct 6, 2017 3:25

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Today’s interlude is a simple piano rendition of the classic hymn, “Take My Life and Let It Be”.   As I spent time in prayer and meditation today it became my renewed prayer. Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee; Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in ceaseless praise, … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Take My Life [Episode 52, Oct 5, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Winding Down [Episode 51, Sept 28, 2017]

Sep 29, 2017 5:08

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Hello dear friends, I’ve been a bit out of my typical “2x per week” routine of recording and releasing these instrumental interludes.   Lots of schedule changes in recovery from Hurricane Irma and then a trip out to LA have me way off schedule. Today is Thursday – at the church where I work, we are … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Winding Down [Episode 51, Sept 28, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: After Irma [Episode 50, Sept 19, 2017]

Sep 20, 2017 5:03

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I’d hoped to do something very special for the 50th episode of my “Worship Interludes” podcast but I never dreamed it would be a tribute composition and video from our experience the past week with Hurricane Irma. Our area was impacted in a significant way by the hurricane.  As I did not evacuate we found … Continue reading Worship Interludes: After Irma [Episode 50, Sept 19, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Peace Be Still (Pre Hurricane Irma) [Episode 49, Sept 7, 2017]

Sep 8, 2017 6:15

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Today’s interlude is called “Peace, Be Still”.   Hurricane Irma is a major hurricane that is ripping through the Caribbean and is threatening Florida, Georgia and the southern US.    We are still a few days away from having the impact of this storm and her path is uncertain.   Nevertheless, people here are already … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Peace Be Still (Pre Hurricane Irma) [Episode 49, Sept 7, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: In the Waiting [Episode 48, August 29, 2017]

Aug 30, 2017 6:06

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Today’s interlude is called “In The Waiting”.   We all have times when all we can do is wait.   We’ve done everything else we know to do.   Waiting is often the most difficult part of life.   Waiting for dreams to become a reality … waiting for prayers to be answered … waiting … Continue reading Worship Interludes: In the Waiting [Episode 48, August 29, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Determination [Episode 46, August 9, 2017]

Aug 11, 2017 5:59

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Determination:  we need it in life.  Whether you are determined to make a goal, to resolve a problem, or to get back on track … getting the right mindset is so important.   In many cases, sheer will power is never enough.   The cares of life will quickly drag us away from the things … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Determination [Episode 46, August 9, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Stones [Episode 45, August 7, 2017]

Aug 8, 2017 5:11

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Stones.   Young David in the Bible used a stone and a sling to conquer the feared giant, Goliath.   Stones.  Some in the Bible used them to execute justice on sinners who violated the Law.   Once, Jesus even rescued a woman who was about to be stoned to death.   She’d actually committed … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Stones [Episode 45, August 7, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Speak to Me [Episode 44, July 24, 2017]

Jul 25, 2017 5:13

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Today’s interlude is called “Speak to Me”.   It was inspired by the story of young Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 of the Bible.   In this story Samuel hears a voice calling his name but does not realize it’s the voice of God.   He goes to his priest, Eli and says to him … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Speak to Me [Episode 44, July 24, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Are You Weary? [Episode 43, July 18, 2017]

Jul 19, 2017 6:54

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Are you weary?   I love this great photo courtesy of Pexels.Com.   This guy looks like he’s just about to give up.  He can’t take it anymore.  Just pull over, stop it all, and crash. I’ll be honest.  July has been a very difficult month for me.  Where God is opening new doors, He … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Are You Weary? [Episode 43, July 18, 2017] →

Worship Interludes: Storms [Episode 42, July 12, 2017]

Jul 13, 2017 5:56

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For those who read the show notes, I’m grateful.   You’ll begin seeing that these instrumental interludes are part of my life.  I play them first for me, for my own times of devotion, prayer, meditation .. and then share them with the world.   As a result, if you follow along closely you can … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Storms [Episode 42, July 12, 2017] →

America the Beautiful [Episode 41, July 4, 2017]

Jul 4, 2017 3:11

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Happy 4th of July.   I realize that thousands of listeners to this podcast are outside of the United States of America but today is our birthday as a country.   I hope you enjoy my piano interlude of “America the Beautiful” and the slideshow. God bless America.