Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Difference

If 13 years of marriage hasn't taught me anything else, it has taught me that there is without a doubt more than one difference between men and women. I am, however, not brave enough or foolish enough to make an unbiased attempt at discussing any of those differences here because I have also learned that anything I say can and will be used against me in a heated argument. None the less, when I came across this image while using StumbleUpon I couldn't resist posting it and sharing with others. It certainly got me to thinking about all the things I have learned about marriage.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Leader

Can I just say how much I don't enjoy leading singing at church? Don't get me wrong. I love to sing in church. It never fails to put a smile on my face and a warmth in my heart. I also love to serve the Lord. Nothing on Earth gives me more satisfaction and joy than serving Christ by serving others. Song leading combines these two essential acts of Christian living.

Why, then, does song leading make me want to put my head between legs, curl up in a ball and wish that Sunday would just hurry up and pass already! More importantly, why is that the area of service that God has chosen for me? He had to have chosen it for me because I sure didn't choose it myself.

Everyone at church is so supportive and encouraging! Every time I lead singing they come and tell me how much they enjoyed the singing and what I good job I did. I just wish I didn't get so stinking NERVOUS! And now I have to put up a brave front because both of my boys lead singing on various Wednesday evenings and want to be like their daddy (I know, maybe they'll grow out of it).

I'll continue to lead singing as long as I am needed and wanted. I have a really hard time saying no when asked to do anything for the church. I don't know...some little thing they call a conscience. As soon as each service is over I think to myself, "That wasn't so bad! What was I so afraid of?" Maybe with time my nerves will settle and I can actually learn to enjoy doing what seems to bless so many other people. I'll keep trying anyway.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Elves

I know Christmas is over but Melissa made this video at JibJab and I couldn't help but share it. I'm glad the holidays are over and I am ready to start the new year. Believe it or not I'm even ready to get back to work.