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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sleep...

I'm hanging out and my friend Erin's and looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning. Camp was great and I will have tons to share when I can think a little clearer. I'll post my thoughts from each day so it isn't so random...you know how I am. Great things happened this week and I'm looking forward to round two at RLCA in a few weeks! Thanks for all of you who prayed.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Camp!

Well friends I'm off to the first camp of the summer. I'll be at MCSC sharing with some High School Deeper Life campers for the next week. I'll fill you in on all the fun when I return.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Piece of Advice...

Piece of advice…avoid growing up. It is too complicated and frustrating!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Feeling Like Alexander...

Today has ended up being a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!

-- I had to get up bright and early for a meeting in Mishawaka and found out I have a ton of things to fix before tomorrow’s interview.
-- I got an e-mail informing me I’m still playing for a wedding in a few weeks even though they never contacted me again or even sent an invitation. How am I supposed to know I’m playing if you don’t confirm? Now I’m double booked and feel like a jerk.
-- It is a beautiful day and I’ve been staring at computer screens and books trying to get ready for an interview and camp next week. I feel like I have accomplished nothing.
-- I just want to hang out with people and all of my friends are at MERGE and guess who is too old!
-- A small handful of people agreed they wanted to get together before I move on Thursday and not a single person has returned my call. I hate it when I clear my schedule and then get ditched or just plain forgotten.
-- I got another e-mail that made my heart sink and my stomach nauseous all at the same time.
-- And that isn't all.

I think I’ll go read another book to cheer me up…

Sunday, June 10, 2007

God, The Provider...your story

GOD, THE PROVIDER: Are there times in life when you are just not sure if you will be able to ever pay for anything again? Money is short, emotions are tapped, physically you have nothing left, and spiritually you are dry. Well, our local banks can’t help us much, but we have a God whose nature is to provide for those whom He loves. Our God is the ultimate provider in all circumstances, and we can trust Him to provide as He see best.

This is the description of the elective I will be leading at two weeks of camp this summer. Those of you who have known me, or anything about me in the last three years, are laughing hysterically. Stop it!

God, The Provider…where do I begin? As I was sitting here sorting through lots of thoughts I started thinking. There seems to always a common thread (other than the obvious God provides) that appears as you start to look at the different times you’ve realized God provided for you again. The thread I’ve discovered through my experiences is that God is always preparing me for the next step.

I know there are others who are learning this or have learned this the hard way and I wondered what their thread looked like. Why not ask?! Have you seem God provide for you over and over again? Have you had to learn and relearn that lesson several times? If so, what common thread did you discover looking back? I would love to hear your story.

Officially a band director...

There are all sorts of things I've discovered while I've been packing and wrapping up the school year. One of those is the numerous things that have changed now that I am a band director. You know you are a band director when...

You know how to fit a massive bass drum in the back seat of your tiny car.
You carry a drum key on your key ring but aren't a percussionist.
You own a whistle and know exactly where it is at all times.
You only have pencils and red pens in your desk drawer.
You have a stack of music in the back of your car.
You own multiple pairs of drumsticks because you know at least one or two students won't have any when it is time to rehearse.
You constantly have to remind student that "expensive stick of wood" is not a toy nor a drumstick.
You are a HORN player and own a sax. Ugh!
You know that "recruiting" means getting students to join beginning band.

How did this happen?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Finally...

Finally I was able to get my hair cut.

Debbie Mann is my hero!