Let's hear about how the Lord is having the talent He's given you affect your life and, most importantly, the lives of others. I started seriously playing again about 3 years ago. Those who have followed my thread regarding my time with the Wild Thing that Flip and Tom Turner currently have on tour know a little about my background. I have found a solice in music that was never there before. Now when I play, especially in church but also as I practice for Sundays, I find His peace, I'd never experienced it like I did this morning. I had a short practice session before I started getting ready for the day's work (I own a small deli/pizzaria in Michigan). I put the horn up after about 30 minutes of non-descript playing and started my prep, vowing to come back to what I am working on later in the day. As I was cutting the tomatos for my subs, the Lord put a song in my heart! It was all I could do to get back to my trumpet and put it to my lips. I have Felix's Stage 1 trumpet with me, up to this point I've had difficultly getting what I wanted out of this horn but not this time. When I played the Stage 1 this time, out came the most beautiful version of "Thank You, Lord" then "I Love You, Lord" that I've ever played! By the time I finished I had tears running down my face and was sobbing. I couldn't have been any closer to God than I was at that moment. Let me know if anyone else has experienced such joy while playing for Him! I've emailed Tom Turner several times and he's told me of the joys he's had while playing. I'd love to hear from others who let the Lord use them, and the talents they've received, to bring honor and glory to the Lord Most High!