Thursday, June 30, 2005

Voice Lessons ...

I had my final session with a speech therapist this week. My voice was getting quite hoarse after preaching for the past couple of years, but after three sessions with the therapist, it’s gotten much better. Did you know we all have a “sweet spot” in speaking? I didn’t know that before. Kind of like golf or baseball, when you hit the ball at the right spot on the bat (or club), the ball will go further without having to force it to move. It’s about being aligned at the right place at the right time, doing exactly what it was made to do. I found out that’s the same with our voices. When we use our voices and throats the way that it was made to be used, everything will flow and flourish, instead of being strained. After each session, she gave me a bunch of “interesting” exercises for the throat that have actually been working! Now I just need to find a singing teacher to help me protect my throat for praise =)

Thanks to those who have been praying for my voice. No major damage has been done [thank you God!]. But please still keep me in prayer concerning that area especially as retreats, praise sessions, and conferences are coming up. May this precious instrument of our voices be protected and used throughout our whole lives to proclaim His goodness ...

ps. Iraq is the country to pray for in Operation World for the next couple of days! =) If you don't have a copy of it, you can click the link on the right and pray for this nation that desparately needs healing in that land! "Prince of Peace, reign supreme in that land!"

3 comments:

Danni said...

Hey Eddie! Thanks for giving me info on your sessions. It'll be so helpful especially next semester when I actually do study voice. I will definately consider your suggestions before I start treating. Hope you and Hyun are well! See you on Sunday

Hermann said...

Hey Eddie! I definitely need learn what you learnt from the speech therapist... my voice has improved alil with alot of practice but i'm still horse...May protect our voices in Jesus name AMEN!!

Eddie Byun said...

My pleasure Danni ...

And Hermz ... I'd be happy to share with you some of the exercises, but be ready to do some humbling things :P