Dance to the Music of Grace

Life may have you dancing to an assortment of music and rhythms. I’m a fan of variety but in abundance, it can get confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes, I find myself bouncing off the walls because I’m moving too fast or half awake. Ouch!

My dance training reminds me that spinning and balancing needs a spot of focus. I’m happy to say, I’ve found my focus spot but more about that later.


Now, speaking of dancing news…

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PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards – Carol Channing – Lee Hale – The Golddiggers – Alberici Sisters

I recently had the pleasure of doing a little song and dance with some of my fellow performers from The Golddiggers of The Dean Martin TV  Show at the PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards in Beverly Hills. It was heart warming to celebrate our Producer/Editor/Musical Director, Lee Hale, as he received a prestigious award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Also honored were Carol Channing, Mandy Moore, choreographer of the movie, “La La Land,” with featured appearances from Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin, Joe Tremaine, Nigel Lithgoe and many more. I must say it was a wonderful show and a gratifying experience to share this event with my sister, Linda Alberici – Eichberg and our “Golddigger Sisters.”

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My sister and I, Move-n-Groove with a “Happy Hour” of exercise!


Now, back to my focus spot…

When life has me going in multiple directions, that’s a cue for me to pause and pray, ‘Dear Lord, let me hear Your music, steady me in grace as I focus on You.’ 

“My grace is sufficient for you.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Move-n-Groove in grace,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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Psalms – Song of Praise

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I’m grateful for all the Christian ministries who touch my life with their message of hope.

 

 Music can make your heart sing and completely change your mood. I find this to be true. Singing praise to the Lord makes my whole being smile.

When I was in the depth of despair, the comforting words of the bible, particularly the book of Psalms, had quieted my grieving heart.

The bitter pill that life sometimes makes me swallow can be poisonous to my body. Spiritual, mental and physical anguish can bring me to my knees but the sweetness of music especially an uplifting song of praise connects me heavenwards.

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The Lord has blessed me with a song in the quiet where God joins me. A song developed over time, born upon the mountain that I climbed, on a walk, in my daily devotions. It is a song of encouragement, an opportunity for intimacy as I sing a ‘Song of Praise’ to my Lord.

Song of Praise

Verse I

In the desert of my tears

Bitter waters I fear

My soul thirsts for Living Waters

Jesus, I am here

Chorus

I sing a song of praise to you, Lord

I sing a song of praise to you, my Lord

In grace, I’m thankful, Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of praise to you

Verse II

When my heart is in trouble

I believe in Your love

In my weakness, I crumble

Lord, you are my strength

Chorus

I sing a song of love in you, Lord

I sing a song of love in you, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of love in you

Verse III

Singing out in rejoicing

To my Lord, saving Lord

In your mercy and compassion

Lord, you shepherd me

Chorus

I sing a song of joy with the heavens, Lord

I sing a song of joy with heaven, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of joy to you

Verse IV

Now, I’m trusting in your victory

I take refuge in you

Lord, your goodness protects me

Jesus, I rest in you

Chorus

I sing a song of peace and trust in you, Lord

I sing a song of peace and trust, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of peace and trust in you

Refrain

Song of praise

Singing Hallelujah

Song of faith and hope

Singing praise to my Lord

Chorus

I sing a song of praise to you, Lord

I sing a song of praise to you, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of praise

I sing a song of love, joy and peace

I trust and sing a song of praise to you

Refrain (repeats…)

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“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” ~ Psalms 42:8

The lyrics to my song were inspired by Psalms, songs and poems to God. God willing, my brother Al Alberici, a music minister, will be composing the music to my melody.

I have heard that singing to the Lord is praying twice but the gift seems to be mine as it gives my soul twice the blessing.

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 Wishing you a song in your heart to the Lord,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE

My Website

Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-motivation-entertainer-fitness-You-Got-The-Power“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.