Thursday, February 12, 2009

a 'mixed blessing''s Day brings a couple of 'firsts' for me this year....I've been asked to play on the worship team for a memorial service (the 'first' first ) for a young woman who tragically passed away last week- and her parents requested 'upbeat' music ( as compared to the beautiful pipe organ that usually accompanies such occasions) because that's what she liked best! ( me too ) and the songs they chose are probably the same ones I would choose for my own homegoing...I am honored to be asked, and I just love to play- so there will be a real mixture of heartbreak and joy at the same time. Heartbreak for her family- joy for her and that they'll be reunited again some day. The 'second' first is- a memorial service on Valentine's Day! I guess the more I think about it- it's the perfect day to celebrate God's love for His children of all ages and circumstances. So if any of you wanted to send up a prayer for me Saturday- to play my best with the Joy of the Lord in my heart- that would be awesome! ...and what I DIDN'T tell you is....I belong to a Lutheran church, where, bless our hearts, some people have trouble with drums in church on a good day :) let alone a more somber, serious, respectful event like a memorial service. Lord, have mercy!

1 comment:

  1. To bad you don't live close to the church where I attend. It is a Baptist church. They have a piano, steel guitar, regular guitars, drums, violins and not sure what else. The congregation claps their hands to the songs. They are a real laid back congregation. Even the older folks! LOL.


thanks for leaving some joy :)