! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! My Response: ! This was indeed a special experience, which confirms my philosophy for the necessity of human development and contributions for the greater good of humankind and the universe. Divergent Thinking is the source of creative thinking and activity. The next generation must grasp this concept in order to perpetuate the perfecting process of our species and our world. I hope that my words, works, and actions will inspire a generation to research, as I did, who they really are and to become whom they've always been. By being asked to share my story from among the millions of other options to StoryCorp, I believe that my story preserves my living consciousness, and preserves my thought processes for future research and improvement of our species and community. We call it "Oral Tradition" in the African American Community. Music was my vehicle for capturing my inspirations and experiences on a digital canvas. It embodies the ethos of my people and all peoples who live, love, laugh, and contribute through this life. I am grateful still that my life's work is considered a valuable contribution and "Necessary"! "Ubuntu" is who I am. Jesse Boyce
for the denomination. My first assign- ment was editorial secretary for Mes- sage Magazine, then I became a Church school teacher. I have 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 sisters, Sometimes two of my sisters and I will hang out at the park. I enjoy traveling, shopping and talking to young people about life. Do you know who I Am? Check the next issue of the Hillcrest Times to see if you are correct. I have been an Adventist most of my life and so has most of my family. My job afforded me the opportunity to trav- el extensively, including to places such as Spain and Northern Africa. My family is very large. Part of my family attend Hillcrest and a part of my family attend Riverside. When I was baptized, I immediately went to work Onward, Christian Soldiers” was writ- ten in 1865 with no intention of ever being published. Rev. Sabine Baring - Gould, its author, was at that time the curate of a parish in Yorkshire county in the north of England, and he re- counts how and why he wrote it: “It was written in a very simple fashion … Whitmonday is a great day for school festivals in Yorkshire, and one Whitmonday it was arranged that our school should join its forces with that of a neighboring village. I wanted the children to sing when marching from one village to the other, but couldn’t think of anything quite suitable, so I sat up at night resolved to write something myself. “Onward, Christian Soldiers” was the result. It was written in great haste, and I am afraid some of the rhymes are faulty. Certainly nothing has surprised me more than its great popularity.” Later that year, it was published in a periodical, and soon became included in English hymnals around the world. Some believe that it caught on in the United States, at least in part, because it tapped into the “soldier - spirit left in the hearts of young and old Americans by the four years of the Civil War” which had just ended. In 1871 Arthur Sullivan wrote the tune “St. Gertrude” for the hymn, which further popularized the hymn and has ever since been its standard melody. Due to its militaristic theme and martial melody, the hymn has encountered some resistance in recent years, and some church denominations have re- moved it from their hymn books entire- ly. The words of the hymn make it clear that the focus is on this spiritual bat- tle—that our foe is Satan, not men, and that our King and Commander in Chief is the eternal, omnipotent Christ whose kingdom cannot fail. Source: sharefaith.com Cook vegetables until tender in small amount of water. Stir in tofu and gravy. If desiring a bottom crust, use a double rec- ipe for the crust and lightly oil a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover bottom and sides with portion of crust. Fill with vegetable mixture and top with remaining crust. Poke a few holes in the Vegetable Pot Pie 1 1/2 cups cubed firm tofu 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced potatoes 2 1/2 cups gravy of choice 1 cup green peas whole wheat pie crust crust then bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Source: seventhdayadventis- tamersham.org Page 2 Do You Know Your Church Member? Hymn History: Onward Christian Soldiers Healthy Recipe HILLCREST TIMES
Gale has written many, many songs! Here are a few of her favorite compositions and how they came to be: Be Still (“...after walking in the park - God sang this song to me” —Gale) Lord How Long (at a Camp Meeting when the preliminaries were rather lengthy, Gale sighed, "Lord, how long?”) Her sing- ing group, Murphy & Company of Memphis, later won a Vocal Competition with this song. Dwell In the House (at a funeral, Psalm 27 was the de- ceased’s favorite scripture. She missed the burial because she remained in the church parking lot to write out this song) Why Do We Sing (Gale heard First Call sing their hit song The Reason We Sing , - then she wrote Why Do We Sing and per- formed it once in Texas where a young Kirk Franklin sat in the audience. Soon after hearing her song, Franklin composed The Reason Why I Sing .) If God Said It (This fun song was God-inspired to help Gale teach a small church choir who had a difficult time finding har- mony notes.) Gale and William have many spiritual daughters and sons throughout the United States who call them Papa Murph and Ma- ma Murphy. Their favorite cruise together has been to Alaska—twice. Their children are … Melanie Murphy, their oldest daughter (lives in Nashville, Tennessee) has one son, Cameron Tomlin, who is a talent- ed high school athlete. Jennifer Murphy-Smith lives in Connecticut with her hus- band Jason and their eight year old son, Justin. Will Murphy is married to Kristin Welch-Murphy and they reside in Ooltewah, Tennessee with soon to be three year old Cullen and one year old Lola.