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Listen Louder

August 14, 2017

The Municipal Band of Chester, IL recently celebrated their 80th Anniversary. It was an honor to sit in with them and play trumpet under two outstanding directors, John Birchler and Steve Colonel.

On the wall of the rehearsal space was this sign —



— and its lingering effect on me for this past week has been significant.

We were all there to play music, and we were all there to play music together.

But if all we’d focused on had been our own playing, the music would have suffered and might even have been lost.

“Listen louder than you’re playing” applies to everyday life, too. As Proverbs 18:2 spins it, A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Let’s “listen louder” today.



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