Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Recent Happenings

It has been awhile since I last posted, actually, it has been awhile since anyone posted. So I thought that I would sit down and change the view on the blog a little bit. One small thing, you will (or should) note that the tool bar up on top is no longer the traditional blue, but black. I am not sure if anyone else will like that though. We also have a new link on our blog. It is to one of my dear friends blog who is new to the blogging network.

A lot of things have happened since I last posted. One of them being the play. First of all I will say that it was good experience. I missed not one line or cue (only a small number did) and only had one mishap. Luckily it was backstage where the only people to see it were two other fellow actors. I got a little too exited because it was closing night, and I had just said my last line. Who wouldn't be exited? Well, I briskly went to put my script up that I had been following along in, and as I went I tripped and did a lovely swan dive onto the ground. I made a loud crash and everyone came running. When I fell it didn't really hurt. Not even my pride. (I was too busy trying not to laugh very loud) So, over all it went well. I am glad that one is finally over and am really looking forward to the next one. I don't know what it is yet though. Hopefully a musical.

Another thing that happened was our choir trip. Caitlin, Elizabeth, myself, and 67 other choir members plus numerous adult sponsors and parents all went to Birmingham, Alabama, for a weekend of almost non-stop singing. We left early in the morning and rode on a big bus all the way. It was only around 4:30 when we pulled into the hotel parking lot. Before we walked in to the huge Baptist Church our choir director really stressed a few facts. He always says that you only get one chance to make a good first impression, so you should always be at your best. I think that is something that you can also apply to everyday life, just like the self-discipline that you gain from choir. Back on subject, I think we did a pretty good job of making a good impression. We had the second biggest choir there, the home being the largest. I believe that our choir was also the most prepared in more than one way. We owe that to our wonderful director. He does more than just teach us the music. He tells us to look at the words to what we are singing, so that we can sing them better from our hearts. Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men" is our guiding verse for our choir. Another thing that can and should be applied in everyday life. It reminded me this weekend to really push harder than ever to do my best. Especially when I got almost no sleep, and was losing my voice. So, before the grand concert, after a long weekend of rehearsal after long rehearsal, our choir director said to pray that the God fills us again, and helps us go on when we can't go it alone. I did, and when it came time to sing, I was able to sing with everything I had. Not for me, but for the Lord. It was an amazing experience. I am so blessed to know all of those people that went along with me. I know this is a little cliche', but it was one trip I don't think I will ever forget.

I have been noticing how there has been conversation on a few different theological subjects. I am anxious to join in to this especially since lately I have been researching one of those main topics. I apologize if this post was a bit too long and jumbled, I only had time for a spell check, and I really needed to do this in around three sittings. Thank you for your patience.

-Paige ;)

3 comments:

Patrick said...

I likewise enjoyed the choir trip. I think I'm not the only one who slept for what seemed like eternity once I got home though. lol.

I had quite a discussion with Caitlin on the ride back, about the very same theological issues you referred to. I look foward to hearing your and your family's input in them. I think we can all learn a little something from one another.

In Christ Jesus Our Lord,
Patrick Anderson

Arkanblogger Family said...

Patrick,

I heard about the conversation that you had with my sister, and I look forward to discussing matters like that. I am currently researching pre-destination, not just one side, but both so that I can have a better perspective on it. I actually spoke to Sawyer about it for awhile on the bus.

I didn't know that you had a blog, I look forward to reading your posts. I have always enjoyed writing and am really loving the blog network. There are so many good ones out there. I should have started a new paragraph here, but anyways...I am REALLY looking forwards to the next festival and other choir activities. I love using my voice to praise God. Just what we were made to do.

-Paige :)

Mom of the Artist said...

Hello Paige!

I know I said it before, but you guys did wonderful in the play. Thanks for adding my blog to your links and thank you for calling me a dear friend. "The Artist" and I consider your family dear friends as well.

For a good chuckle, check out Mr. Arkanbloggers comment on my blog to the shopping mall entry and my reply to him. :o)

The Artist's Mom