Bear Paw Meanderings

For me Easter is all about the music. It always has been. For years in the old Van Orsdel Methodist Church I thought I had died and gone to heaven when Pearl Ann Houtz sang “Jerusalem” each Easter.

That is until just a few years ago I heard Tom Bede sing that same song and he all but knocked the walls off the sanctuary.

At Easter I play Handel’s Messiah on the boom box each chance I get and it is wonderful. On my computer I have one of those trick scenes where a food court is all eating food until almost one at a time they break into song, singing parts of “The Messiah”. It is glorious and gra...

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