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So much for being caught up!

Sunday was just simply a crazy day. God was good and not much went wrong… and what did go wrong, most probably wouldn’t have noticed if it slapped them in the face. But that’s a whole other sermon…

Back in the saddle today with too much on my plate… yet I find time to blog, what’s up with that? With our Easter musical coming so very quickly, all the elements (band, praise team, orchestra, choir) are starting to come together a little more. We’ve still got quite a few technical things to work out – like a click track video we’ve got to figure out how to pump to the drummer and no one else. There are some video projection things to figure out… but it’s coming.

We’ve also got a lot of big project ideas – too big. We need a complete overhaul of sound/video projection/ and lighting. That’s not cheap, and we’re not ready for it. We’ve also got a concert opportunity that would bring in a pretty big name… but there’s a huge chance we’ll lose a lot of money on it. Is it worth it? I’m not so sure any more.

Then there’s the weekly stuff, like planning for worship on Sundays and planning all my rehearsals. Some people think, “How hard is it to pick a few songs each week?” It takes a few hours at least, not to mention many other “passing thought” moments, in order to get a service together that runs smoothly, both textually and musically. You can’t just blindly point to a song on a list and say, “Okay, I guess that’ll do.” What kind of offering is that? David said once, “I will not offer to God that which costs me nothing (1 Chronicles 21:24).” Not only does it take time to select songs that fit musically and textually, but then you’ve got to figure out the best “flow” for them to work together, then you’ve got to figure out how to rehearse the musicians in such a way to convey your vision of how they fit, then you’ve got the energy of concentration to lead it during the Sunday services. I wish it were easier, but to be stretched like this so often… it truly is a blessing in disguise.

God bless you as you seek to serve him.


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