first, as soon as you walked in the door, you'd rave about the hoop art and this yarn wreath hanging on the wall. i'd tell you that while i was supposed to be getting ready for the Queen Bee Market next weekend, i managed to sneak in some time to make them, and i couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out! [okay, that's not true. i could be more pleased if it didn't look like m my two year old attached the trim. it's crooked and doesn't line up evenly. and don't get me started on the yarn that's fraying. i'm such a perfectionist with this kind of stuff, but i still do love it for being my first attempt]
|[totally copied leslie on the pom pom trim. it adds that perfect finishing touch, huh? i bought it here from the sweetest gal]|
|[embellishments have yet to be finished and attached. i'm sort of burnt out on flower-making for now]|
but then we'd get down to the real business, the real reason you came for coffee. i'm singing at our small group on sunday morning. remember how i told you about that song "blessings"? well, without having any idea that i had just discovered this song and was listening to it on repeat for four days straight, our small group pastor asked if i would maybe want to sing it for our group as we're finishing out a sermon series on trials. um, yes. i do. [i don't really enjoy singing for small audiences. it's too intimate and too close. the bigger the better for me, but i'm doing it anyway because the message is so important]
and while we were on the subject of singing, i'd remind you that i finally did finish my Breaking Free study... and i wrote a song about my freedom journey over these last nine months [but really, let's be honest. i didn't write it. the Holy Spirit penned every word and note through me and i am just the messenger], and i'm going to share it with the Bible Study group next week for our final meeting. it's a group of about 100 ladies, all older than me, and i'm completely terrified but equally excited. i'll be accompanying myself on the piano, something i've never done in public. sharing a song "i" wrote, something i've also never done in public. it's scary and liberating all at once. i feel like my soul will be laid bare and vulnerable, and i feel like i am nowhere near qualified to compose music and play it on a piano, but in my weakness He is made strong. and that's all that matters.
that would be it for today, because i really need to get to the piano and practice. i want it to be like second nature, playing the song, so that i can really concentrate on the interpretation of the lyrics rather than the chords i should be playing. ah! pray for me [next thursday around 11am pacific, or whenever you happen to think about it]!
linking up again with Amy @ Lucky Number 13