Thursday, June 14, 2007

Musically speaking...

I started my blog with "Notes" with post-it notes in mind.

Then I got a phone call from a pastor friend. They might be losing their piano player, would I consider being the interim worship leader should she decide to leave? After talking to him for a bit, I rather assumed that they wouldn't need me. I pretty much forgot about it.

Until I got an e-mail from my pastor friend. It would be a 5 week committment. Until their new piano player could start. So, nervously, I said yes. This is my calling and I know it. The problem lies in the fact that I a) don't have much time to practice and b) don't particularly like the "sound" I produce. A few weeks ago someone prayed over me a "New Sound" and I'm believing it will come forth.

All of this musical thinking got me to pondering the "Notes" of my blog. I love music anyway. So when Goofy Girl asked me what I might want in a blog, I told her I wasn't sure how to combine denim with music notes. Especially in a Laundry Pile. Her imagination is awesome and she surpassed my expectations. So that's how the inspiration for my new look came about.

Now I'm playing & leading worship this Sunday. And I'm praying through it. I'm nervous because I don't want to ruin God's reputation. We're singing simple songs as it's a fairly new worship band.

I just got a call from my friend who said that their actual worship leader will start July 1. Could I play for him until the new keyboardist starts? Well, this is a new twist in things. It either wasn't explained well or I wasn't understanding well.

I'm not upset at all that their new worship leader is starting ahead of when I was expecting - it's just a new facet to think about. Suddenly, my thought processes need to shift. I'm also more nervous about playing "FOR" someone than I was just for my voice.

Last time I played for someone, it was a near disaster. (to quote my dad's favorite movie, "What we had there was a failure to communicate" From Cool Hand Luke) So I'm actually more nervous at that prospect than I was at the thought of stretching out of my comfort zone and leading worship myself.

There's a short recap of our musical happenings.

So if I can't talk to you over the next few days, I'm practicing keyboard. Which is hard to do with little ones around. Music has a way of sounding funny when the high notes are being pounded -- out of rhythm.


jugglingpaynes said...

I think this is a wonderful opportunity for you! Think of it as releasing control and putting it in the hands of God. I'm sure you'll be awesome! I look forward to hearing about it next week.

Peace and Laughter,

Halfmoon Girl said...

That's right. As you pray, God will use you to bless others!

The Woman said...

Praying for you!

(My nephew is a Crowderhead!)

The Woman said...

P.S. LOVE your blog. Both posts and design! :o)

Anonymous said...

one of the things i love about God is that He does take us out of our comfort zone... of couse i don't necessarily love it while it's happening.. but those are the times when i have to totally depend on Him.. He's smart like that isn't He?

go practice you worship leader you! i can't wait to hear of how God "poured" on you... :o)

TobyBo said...

I gotta say I had no idea who Tony Hawk was. I am grateful for wikipedia. :)

Hope your music goes well, with no failures to communicate.

Home's Cool said...


It is me...Annointed... from HSB. Sorry to hear your challneges with blogging over there. Thanks so much for stopping by and cheering me on, I aprreciate it sincerely!

I'll be praying for you as your musical giftings become new, fresh like rain... others will feel the annointing of Heaven 'rain' over them when you play... although your human ears may be critical, remember - It is God's music... let your hands become His...

Bless you during this time of transistion and renewing.

: )

PS you mentioned Minnesota Cuke -- hmm... are you located in MN? we are.

A&EMom said...

Chin up - He can do it, and so you can too!

Those little guinea pigs are in for a serious blessing!