The Song of Annie Moses: A Musical Quest, A Mother's Gift

The Song of Annie Moses: A Musical Quest, A Mother's Gift

by Robin Donica Wolaver


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ISBN-13: 9780824934835
Publisher: Ideals Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Colossus and Cow Pies 1

Love's Legacy 8

907 Port Arthur 20

Oklahoma City University 33

The Force 49

A Perfect Proposal 59

Three White Sisters, Two Good Twins, One Bad Pig 70

A Matter of Degrees 78

Summertime and Grace Kelly 89

The Yellow Bluebird 94

Make His Praise Glorious 105

A Hard Row to Hoe 112

Barnyard Beginnings 122

To Kill a Copperhead 129

Shoot for the Stars 137

The Cat and the Fiddle 151

Dawd and Doh-dee-yocks 159

This Is My Story 170

This Is My Song 176

Teaching Greatness 183

The Extra (Ordinary) Mile 198

The Annie Moses Band 205

Appendix A First Things First 221

Appendix B Choosing an Instrument 225

Appendix C Finding a Good Teacher 236

Appendix D Practicing Well 241

Appendix E Creating a Coalition 247

Acknowledgments 249

About the Author 250

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The Song of Annie Moses: A Musical Quest, A Mother's Gift 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Robin Wolaver weaves together insight and inspiration in a heartwarming account of faith, family, and divine destiny. As a gifted story teller, she will make you laugh, as well as ponder. Ultimately, you will be left lingering for more, and eager to pursue the unique pathway of excelence placed on your own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written memoir chock full of helpful tips for parents seeking direction for raising artistic children.  This is a great buy!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for parents not only who are considering pursuing excellence in any field, not just fine arts. Robin is insightful & also respectful of her family and her heritage; she makes you laugh as well as think. Also just a great read for anyone interested in growing up in the 60's in the midwest!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a treasure!  This book was so difficult to put down that I carried it everywhere with me for a few days until I had finished it!   Besides  the cleverly entertaining stories, the abundance of insight Robin provides for guiding children to become lovers of God while inspiring them to pursue difficult and challenging endeavors in a way that seems fun to them makes this a MUST READ for parents who want their children to have every opportunity to achieve all that God desires for them.  As a parent in my ninth year of home schooling, I only wish I could have read this book about 12 years ago, yet it has still been very helpful to me and a joy to read.  If you are a parent committed to raising artistic children who want to honor God with their lives, this book will bless you and provide the tools to help you avoid some common mistakes along the journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read! A well written memoir full of great advice for parents! Lots of great humor about growing up in the sticks of Oklahoma.   I would say if you desire to raise a God-Loving creative child in this  world then this book will help you! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not know the book but I do know the family this book is based on. I have seen performances by the children or grandchildren of Annie Moses. What a legacy this family has and talent beyond words. I rate them as high as they can be rated and I have never Annie Moses but it brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat when I listened to the story of Annie Moses and watched and listened to the gift of that family, God Given and hard work.
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The Song of Annie Moses should be required reading for all parents. It is a humerous yet serious chronicle of the history of the Wolaver family written in a style that will keep you reading till the small hours of the morning. The message is clear. Through love and faith in God your children can have a goal of excellence in music that transends the noise that passes for music today. God Bless you, Robin
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many times we as parents have the tendency to not see the magnitude of the gifts that God has place in each of our children or maybe like me, we see them, but because they are not skills or gifts that we have or are familiar with we are not sure how to nurture and grow those talents and gifts. Robin Wolaver's book, "The Song of Annie Moses", is such a source of inspiration to us as parents to remind us that God is the composer, choreographer and author of our children's is our job to seek Him and obey His directions in raising them. Robin does a masterful job of communicating their family's musical journey and showing how God was so intricately woven into and present in every generation and season of her family's lives. You will be blessed as you read this family's journey through four generations and see the faithfulness of God as they chose to walk in obedience to His truths. What so blessed me as a mother was Robin's transparency and the fact that she was willing to not only share their victories, but also their struggles. This book will challenge you as a parent to take the "limits" off of what you believe you and your child or children are capable of accomplishing with God's direction, guidance, and empowerment.