On today's Joy4Today, I want to feature the unusual musical instruments
that are the invention of my brother-in-law, Lorne Collie.
He takes anything, ...and I do mean ANYTHING,
...and can turn it into a musical instrument!
Here are a few examples:
|Here he is with one of his cookie tin creations.|
|I think this is a moose antler. Quite unique, eh?!!|
|This is his ax/pick creation.|
|The violin duet:|
Helen's instrument made out of an ice scraper
and Lorne's made from a "peace pipe"
This duo has been making music in spite of some trying circumstances.
In 1985, my sister Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer,
and underwent a radical mastectomy.
She said 1986 was her toughest year in that battle.
She told me that one of the things that she credits her success
in this battle, along with her faith in God, was maintaining a positive attitude,
and surrounding herself with cheerful, encouraging people.
|The stop sign guitar!|
|The snow show instrument.|
|And one of Lorne's favorites, the snow shovel electric guitar.|
Lorne has his own story of healing as well.
In 1988 he suffered a brain aneurysm and was in a coma
for an extended period of time.
It was after he recovered that he began making all these unusual instruments.
I asked him if God appeared to him and gave him these ideas
while he was unconscious.
His reply made me laugh.
"No," he said, "I just had a lot of time to think.
My brain never stopped working even though I couldn't respond outwardly."
|Lorne's work room|
|HOPE, that's what it's all about.|
I hope this encourages you not to give up if you are going through tough times.
The Bible says that "with God all things are possible."
Linking with Laura for Brag on God Friday and
Charlotte for "Spiritual Sundays"
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