About Becky Boyland

Seldom without guitar or computer, I am a woman of far more interests than hours in the day, but I have had to content myself with my primary interests of music, ministry, and techie pursuits...

Forgiveness: a mediation for Good Friday

Forgiveness: a mediation for Good Friday

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at […]

Trust modeled: a meditation for Good Friday

Trust modeled: a meditation for Good Friday

Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Mark 15:38-39 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this […]

What will the church be like in 100 years?

What will the church be like in 100 years?

The Christian church. More than 2,000 years old. The blueprints for gathering together to worship have seen a lot of change, even from the earliest days, though founded upon one gospel. It’s not surprising that shifts in church tradition have paralleled cultural change, and never has culture been on such a fast track as now. […]

Forsaken: a meditation for Good Friday

Forsaken: a meditation for Good Friday

From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” Immediately one […]

Firefly Pick: Lighting up the strum

Firefly Pick: Lighting up the strum

Guitar and technology nut that I am, it’s likely no surprise that I gleefully responded to the call for backers when Firefly Pick launched their Kickstarter campaign last fall. The project was successfully funded, and while production took a little longer than expected, I was excited to receive my “dynamic duo” package of two custom […]

New app review at All About Capos: GuitarCapo+ 2.5 for iPhone

New app review at All About Capos: GuitarCapo+ 2.5 for iPhone

I’ve written a new app review for All About Capos of GuitarCapo+ 2.5 for iPhone by TonApp AS. Part chord library, part capo tool, part virtual guitar, the app is aesthetically pleasing, quick and responsive, and likely to continue growing with new features from a great developer. Check out the full GuitarCapo+ 2.5 review over […]

New guitar-focused article at All About Capos

New guitar-focused article at All About Capos

Guitar-playing friends: I’ve written a new article for All About Capos I’d like you to check out. Maybe you’ve wondered if “real” guitar players should use capos, or if it’s “cheating.” Maybe you’ve even heard that said… or said it yourself! I don’t think you’ll wonder anymore after you read my post! Guitar Capos Are […]

And on earth, peace: 7 lessons from Jesus’ birth announcement

And on earth, peace: 7 lessons from Jesus’ birth announcement

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

Surprising grace

Surprising grace

If Jesus were born today, would we recognize it? Would we be surprised at the grace yet embrace his incomparable gift? It is God’s surprising grace, of sending his Son as a tiny baby who would give his own life and then defeat death, that we celebrate as we commemorate the birth of our Savior… […]

Honoring captured and missing heroes at POW/MIA recognition

Honoring captured and missing heroes at POW/MIA recognition

I had the pleasure of providing music for Viêtnow’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day Service in Loves Park, IL. The national headquarters for the organization are in downtown Rockford, IL, and the event encompassed other veteran and military-minded organizations. It was very moving to come together and focus on the incomprehensible sacrifice of those captured or […]