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From the June 1998 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The article "Singing in His service" in the January issue of The Christian Science Journal brought me a new way of approaching the solos I sing in my church—a Presbyterian church.

I have often felt frustrated about my singing, feeling it was not as acceptable as others' singing. The congregation regularly applauded when they sang, but there was silence for my offerings. While many people complimented me on my voice and choice of songs, I felt their evaluations were well intentioned but could not be trusted.

The writer's insights helped me to see that the solo is "not a performance; it is a ministering," and that there is "only one voice and one listener." I am so grateful.

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