Today’s Final Two Free Christmas Downloads :: “Little Drummer Boy” and “O Holy Night”

Happy Christmas Eve!

On this eve of Christmas 2010, I leave you with two final complementary downloads – one from each of the double Glory & Peace CD set: O Holy Night from PEACE and Little Drummer Boy from GLORY. As I post these, I have been reflecting on the words of these classic carols and a few verses from the Bible that I encourage you to read and apply to your lives where you are at today:

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (Matt. 1:20-23 – NIV)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 -NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 – NIV)

Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him” (Luke 2:14 – Message)

When we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we must not forget the real reason why Jesus came. He did not come to create a nice Christian holiday called Christmas for us to give and receive presents and drink eggnog- although this is all really nice. He came to live a radical, counter cultural, anti-religious life of love and servant hood. This was displayed in every part of His time on earth from His humble, quiet birth into poverty to his scandalous life as a leader of a group of misfit disciples, to His constant challenges of the “religious leaders” of His day. The reality is, He WAS Immanuel “God with us” and we passed Him by and nailed Him on a cross. This Christmas and this coming New Year I have resolved to know this Jesus better: the one that would show such love and grace that He would go to the cross for me. I admire this man. I want to pattern my life after Him. I want to take His “yoke upon me” and “learn from Him”. I believe He was who He claimed to be: the Son the living God: The “King of Glory” and bringer of true Peace! I want to “fix my eyes on Him” and make Him my focus each day.

Little Drummer Boy
Come they told me … Our newborn King to see … Our finest gifts we bringTo lay before the King … So to honor Him … When we come …

Little Baby … I am a poor boy too … I have no gift to bring … To lay before the King … Shall I play for you … On my drum?…

Mary nodded … The ox and lamb kept time … I played my drum for Him … I played my best for Him Then He smiled at me … Me and my drum…

O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; it is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, with glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, here came the wise men from Orient land. The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger, in all our trials born to be our friend!

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His Gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother and in His Name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, let all within us praise His holy name!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night, O holy night, O night divine!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW!  Take some time away from the busyness of the day to thank Jesus for what He has done. May we all truly experience the reality of His  Glory & Peace this Christmas and into 2011. May we give Him our all!


GLORY :: “Little Drummer Boy”
PEACE  :: “O Holy Night”

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I want to gratefully acknowledge the amazing work of the following people who enabled the Glory & Peace project to become a reality:

The 5th String Blvd. Band :: Brad Toews, Corey Lacey, Will Jarvis and Steve Heathcote for their beautiful artistry and friendship

Richard Cleaver – Whisper Wood Studios :: Engineering and Mixing

Inaam Haq – Cherry Beach Sound :: Mastering

Russ Salamon – Salamon Photo Works :: Photography

John McDonald – Compassion Canada :: Artwork, Layout and Design


This email just went out to all the friends and supporters of Flyingbow … also posted here on my blog in a more interactive environment.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It has been a little while since I last gave an update on the Flyingbow Music Ministry. As I write, I am excited to be going into Phase One Studios this coming Monday to start recording the next CD Project with the Band. We have been hard at work rehearsing for this coming week of tracking – all brand new, exciting material that we cannot wait to perform live.


“Digging deep” in Richard Cleaver’s Studio, recording our last 2007 Christmas project.

Here are a few bullet updates on Flyingbow:

• The band and I enter Phase One Recording Studio A, one of Canada’s finest recording facilities, for a week of tracking our next Flyingbow CD Project, engineered by Richard Cleaver. We plan to have the new album completed for a Fall CD Release Tour in Southern Ontario and wherever else we get booked … watch for our Tour Dates on my Calendar as they are posted. More “Glory and Peace” Christmas Productions are scheduled for November and December 2009 so keep your eyes open for those.

• It is encouraging to know share that Flyingbow is now Incorporated as a Ministry and, Lord willing, only months away from receiving full charitable status from the Government of Canada. I want to thank the Flyingbow Board and Smith Valeriote Law Firm for their excellent work and support on this.

• We are happy to announce that the original song, “Glory”, from the 2007 “Glory and Peace” Christmas CD project has been nominated for the 2009 International “Just Plain Folks Award” for Seasonal Song of the Year.

• Speaking of Awards, Steve Heathcote, drummer in our band, recently won the 2009  Canadian Smooth Jazz Drummer of the Year Award. We are proud of his accomplishments. I have said this before, but I am very honoured to perform with some of the best musician friends in the country – the 5th String BLVD. Band!

• I will be joining Music Artist, Geoff Moore at Lakeside Church, Guelph on Nov. 14/09 for an exciting Compassion Sunday Event. Really looking forward to this.

• There are lot’s of other Concert Bookings coming up as well this Fall, including some Full Band concerts in Waterloo and Uxbridge plus a Mini Tour once more to beautiful Nova Scotia.


With the Band in the studio in 2007, recording “Glory and Peace”. From left to right: Brad Toews (keys), Corey Lacey (guitar), Trevor Dick (violin), Will Jarvis (bass) and Steve Heathcote (drums).


Mastering our last project at Cherry Beach Sound with Engineers, Richard Cleaver (on the right) and Inaam Haq (on the left).

I want to thank all of you who have made the sacrifices this year to sponsor a child through Compassion Canada. You are making a difference for eternity. Remember to take the time to write letters to your child. They are treasured! As a Compassion Artist, Compassion is a big part of what I do in this Music Missionary Ministry. To sponsor a child today, link to:

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I love keeping in touch with each of you. If you are a Facebook, Myspace or Youtube user, I would be happy to be your friend. This Blog is, however, the BEST PLACE to interact with me directly … a place where I post regular updates, ponderings, pictures, video clips and more … and a place where you can post your thoughts and comments as well below.

Thank you for your continued support. Enjoy the rest of your Summer. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a concert soon. More details on the new CD will be posted regularly so stay tuned.

God Bless!

Trevor  <><