Bradey Lynn was enthralled with the music at Cross Cultural Musique. Totally uninhibited, she gazed toward the ceiling where the acoustics did their dancing. She would mimic what she saw with her ears in spontaneous interpretation. Her freedom of elegance would add another dimension to the repertoire of the Sugar Plum Fairy. As I continued to watch her, spontaneity coursed its way through my own being. “Precious! Precious!” I was saying it for no one to hear.
My ears alerted me that my mouth was sending the description. My ears alerted me again. My eyes, meanwhile, were following Bradey Lynn. As I looked around the room, I could see through the windows of other souls. They, too, were taking flight on the winds of Bradey Lynn’s freedom. Through this little child, our collective hearts had touched the face of God. And He was smiling.
Bradey Lynn Rouse had come to Cross Cultural Musique with her family. Her mother was running the soundboard for the group, Blest. We were indeed, blest, to have them come and minister to us on this past Friday night. Blest is a singing group from The Seventh Day Adventist Church on Fussell Road. Before the night was over, we were just having an old fashioned sing-along with tunes like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Mansion Over the Hilltop.” What resonated most with some of us is when they asked if they could come back one day. They’ve already been invited and hopefully they will return really soon.
We had introduced to us another great talent from the area. Holly Murray sang three songs. She was introduced by Sonny Lofton of The Frank and Sonny Show on WWVO. Sonny and his wife, “Miss Lisa” as he calls her, were in attendance for the event. Miss Lisa does the “Back in Time” segment for each Frank and Sonny Show. Lisa Gamble of the Heaven Bound show heard each Monday at 11:30 AM was also in attendance. I was really encouraged to have The Marchmans of Southern Majesty return this week. We had such a great time with them last week that we continued until 10:30 PM! We are in process of locking them in for another date as well.
We had Christian and Missionary Alliance, Baptist, Church of God and Seventh Day Adventists among others under one roof all agreed to do one thing. The purpose of Cross Cultural Musique is to bring glory to God by engaging various music ministries of local congregations in a nondenominational atmosphere for the mutual edification of all in attendance. We were so full people had to leave who were illegally parked. Would you regulars, myself included, park around back next time?
My family and I will be away for the upcoming football season. We are very involved with “The Marchin’ Trojan Band.” Emma is in it, Janice is the treasurer and I am the guy you hear over the loud speaker as “The Voice of the Marchin’ Trojan Band.” CCM is delegated, however, to William GilChrist and Randy Culberson, both men of God and believe in this ministry. September is nearly full of guest singers. Here’s a little tease: one of them is Mrs. Wilma Smith, who has sung with top tickets. She will be here with her husband on Sept. 18, former pastor of Kinchafoonee Baptist Church, Rev. Chuck Smith. To God be the glory!
Written by Keith Hood. Keith operates Cross Cultural Musique in Leesburg with his wife, Janice. He has a blog at http://soulfoodfromthehood.spaces.live.com.