Friday, April 18, 2014

Opening Night

Well, opening night of my church's Easter Drama, Fishers of Men came and went. I cannot believe how quickly that happened!  All of the practice paid to the sound of a standing ovation. Of course, while I love that the audience enjoyed the performance, the main point is that message of Christ's redeeming love is heard.
If you missed out, there's one more performance tomorrow at 7:00pm at High Point Baptist Church in Larksville.   

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Embrace the Ambiguity

Adults place such an emphasis on children's future careers. At first, this is a good thing; it shows kids that interests and hobbies have a purpose in their lives, it also teaches them about the different people that make up a community.
As we age, however, we become obsessed with the god of career. "I have to get good grades so I can get into a good college so I can have a good career." What should  be a healthy sense of accomplishment  becomes our identity. "I'm a teacher," or "I'm a store manager." For me, it was being able to say, "I'm an author, a published author."  Well, aside from newspaper articles that hasn't happened yet. My fiction has either returned  from publishers and agents or still sits on flash drives and notebooks. So, am I still an author?  Do I become dejected by the rejections or do I become obsessively driven? I've struggled with both, mostly with dejection to be honest. 
I was led to believe that self publishing of any kind was a sell out, but things are changing and I've been considering that option for a while now. I've also realized that writing is just  one aspect of my life. I'm an aunt, a friend, sister, and a daughter.  I dabble in amateur photography, I'm on my church's drama team. OK, my my main job is at a chain store, and I'm single and living at home. I don't have a clear cut career. But that's all right. The lack of a title does not make me less of a person. I'm still me, and that's who God made me to be.
I'm not advocating laziness , by the way, just an emphasis on living and not waiting to "be somebody" by achieving some title.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fishers of Men

High Point Baptist Church is once again presenting an Easter drama this year on April 17th and 18th at 7pm. This year's story entitled, Fishers of Men is told mainly from Peter's point of view from being chosen by Jesus to  the beginning of his ministry after the crucifixion and resurrection.
The cast includes church members of varying ages to create a realistic setting of the people Jesus and His disciples ministered to.  
There is no cost to either performance so everyone is welcome to hear the ultimate story of love and sacrifice.