Patspraze - Praising the Lord with Song
God Created Music!
All through the Bible you can read about it. God sent the musicians and the singers before the Israelites around the walls of Jericho. The Book of Psalms is actually a book of songs. When we are happy, we feel a “melody in our hearts.”
When we are perplexed or anxious, if we listen to soothing music or songs that have a positive message, we feel calm and uplifted. King Saul, when he was troubled with an evil spirit sent for A young man named David who could play skillfully on a harp. As David played his harp, the evil spirit departed from King Saul.
Down through the ages God has inspired men and women to write beautiful songs of praise to Him. These songs need a voice, especially today.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to sing. Wherever I am: in my car, on the job, as I cradled my babies (and now my grand and great-grandbabies) I sing. I can’t help myself, it seems there is always a song or a medley in my heart and on my lips.
I am not an eloquent speaker, I get all tongue tied when I try to verbally express myself, but one day I discovered how easy it is to speak what is in my heart by the songs I sing. I may be singing someone else’s words, but the message comes from my heart.
Music and song in no way replaces the precious Word of God, but instead, compliments it and reinforces its message.
I want to use my voice as the instrument to share this message with those who are hurting or feeling lost or lonely; to show them through song the message of God’s love and Salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also want to share with those who have a “melody in their hearts,” but don’t know the words to express their love for their Creator and Savior.
I love singing for the Lord. I sing inspirational and traditional songs. I have been singing wherever He opens the door since 1991. I have been blessed to travel to several states - sharing my testimony and singing God's Praise.
My first project, "To Jesus, with all my Love," was completed in February 1998. I wrote a companion book, "This Is My Song." In it, I give part of my testimony and tell how the Lord blessed me with this project. Included are the lyrics to the ten songs on my project and why I chose these ten songs.
I am currently working on my second project and hope also to have a hymns and possibly a Christmas projects out by fall.
I have sung in and around my home state of Ohio, and in several other states: Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri, to name a few.
My CD has been played from New York and Florida to Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington State, Hawaii, and the Philippines.
I have traveled with my husband Steve, as he backed several area Gospel Bluegrass and Country Gospel bands on guitar and bass.
Up until two years, I was in full time nursing home, senior independent and retirement home ministry along with several friends. I have been blessed with my own weekly cable television program, Patspraze Gospel Music, which aires on 3 local cable stations and streams on the internet
My husband Steve and I were married in 1972. Together we have five grown children and four grandsons, one granddaughter and a great-grandson and granddaughter.