Still Small Voice

Today’s video is original music I wrote using a prayer by fellow blogger Michelle Marie for the lyrics. On December 7, 2018, Michelle Marie posted Still… Small… Voice on Tell Me About It at, and I had a feeling there was an issue with her daughter, Alex, who has serious health problems. I commented that her prayer was beautiful, but sad, and asked how Alex was. Michelle Marie responded that she had been very sick and in ICU the week before. Michelle Marie mentioned that Alex just wants to lead a normal life. I could certainly relate to that having had a lot of health issues myself over the years. I didn’t realize the gravity of the situation until Michelle Marie emailed me with details. Alex almost died.

After getting the full story, I was inspired to write a song using Michelle Marie’s prayer for the lyrics. I was trying to imagine what is was like for Alex to be in ICU clinging to life, and started working on creating an etherial lullaby. I finished recording the song on December 15, 2018, and sent it to Michelle Marie. When I learned that she plays piano, I transcribed a short version of the flamenco guitar into piano and sent her the sheet music. She sent me images to use in a video, but I had to think for a long time how to do a video to go with the music. I finally came up with what I believe is a suitable video.  Here’s my version of Michelle Marie’s Still… Small… Voice.

28 thoughts on “Still Small Voice

  1. Wow, Tim, such a powerful poem and accompany music! The photos perfect for Alex’s journey through her serious illness. Nature’s healing touch! Thank you! 🙏💘 Christine

      • I can see that! A bridge signifies the end and it’s not the end for Alex! I was thinking Alex would be walking in a healing place, the bridge part of the healing. You know how peaceful it is to pause on a bridge and look at the water streaming below. Photos hold powerful messages, don’t they! 📚🎶 Christine

  2. Wow wow wow I’m so touched. Thank you for this I love it. Such an honor and privilege Tim. Thank you for your friendship and for your creative touch. 🙂 Your prayers are felt always 🙏 Sending them right back to you 🙏

      • The music blowing in the breeze was a bit of a challenge, but I finally got it to work fairly well. With the song being short, I ended up using only one of your photos to fade in and out. I tried changing photos, but I didn’t think it worked as well.

  3. I’m quite choked up. Michele Marie’s blog is so sunny and hopeful, that it’s hard to think how sad she must be. My prayers go out to her and her daughter. May a normal life come soon.
    You did a lovely gift, Timothy. I enjoyed this very much, in spite of the reality.

  4. Dear Tim, this is a very moving and delicate lullaby, a beautiful gift for Michelle Marie and her daughter, Alex. The video is beautifully done and exceptionally emotional.

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