About Keisha Valentina

Keisha Valentina is a singer-songwriter with a deep love of hymnody who plays the piano, lever harp, accordion and harmonium. She has owned her own housecleaning and music business in Spokane, WA under the title This Beautiful Mess for over 20 years.

The Story of Our Hymns: The Storm Is Passing Over

This is the fourth in a series on sacred hymns, the story behind them, their text, a recording, and a simple companion devotional.

“When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea, thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me.” – Charles Albert Tindley

Every Hymn Has a […]

By |2020-07-22T09:54:34-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Story of Our Hymns: There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood

This is the third of a series on sacred hymns, the story behind them, their text, a recording, and a simple companion devotional.

“God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” ~William Cowper

Every Hymn Has a Story

William Cowper was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, […]

By |2020-06-22T08:06:19-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |3 Comments

The Story of Our Hymns: All Creatures Of Our God And King

This is the second of a series on sacred hymns, the story behind them, their text, a recording, and a simple companion devotional.

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Every Hymn Has a Story

St. Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. Although never ordained […]

By |2020-06-04T10:03:16-05:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Story of Our Hymns: “Abide with Me” by Henry Francis Lyte

This is the first of a series on sacred hymns, the story behind them, their text, a recording, and a simple companion devotional.

“Many a man who has labored in obscure places, practically unnoticed and un-praised by his own generation, has achieved a fame after his death that grows in magnitude with the passing years,” E. E. Ryden says of […]

By |2020-06-04T10:11:04-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |9 Comments
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