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As we sat and talked we were reminded of how many times God has stepped into our lives and provided a miracle. This blog will be the opportunity for us to write these down for the next generation, and hopefully inspire you in your walk with God. Come by every Tuesday for a new post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Voice Lessons

PSALM 100: vs. 1 - 2
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."
"Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing."

I had always loved to sing but never thought I was talented enough to join our choir.  We have a very progressive and contempory sound, guitars, drums.  I thought maybe someday I could join them.

I had decided to step out in faith (this was so difficult) find a voice teacher and take lessons. I found a teacher and  I drove to her home, my heart just pounding--didn't know what to expect.  She was really cordial and she had to decide if was even worth her while to give me lessons, I had to just start singing a song so she could here my range. She said I did have potential and took me on as a student.  I did weeks of trills before I actually sang anything.  I took lessons for a year.

One day (NOT ACCIDENTALLY) a friend of mine at church who had no idea I had taken lessons asked me to audition for the choir. We had gone to church together years before in a small little church and we sang carols together in the Christmas Programs.

The day came to audition and I took a tape that my teacher had played on the piano. It was a beautiful song and I sang the lyrics. Our director said wonderful and your "in".

Our lives at church have not been the same since that day.  As a result we have been involved in "cell" groups within the choir, we are now in a life group and have 16 people in our home twice a month to do "life" together learning how to live a great christian life.

As a result of making so many friends we are active in many other areas of the church.

That ONE conversation from a dear friend has enriched how we worship and how we fill our days.

Our choir at a special service on 9-11--Honoring Heros.

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  1. So glad you took that first step of faith sis! I know how big a blessing it has been in your life.

  2. that's so took a risk and great things happened. Really glad for you.

  3. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

  4. So happy I was able to see this. Our biggest steps of faith often bring the biggest blessings.

    With joy,

  5. I think singing in a choir is really special. I sang in our church choir for about 15 years. I'm not real good but I'm not real bad and we didn't have to audition so that was good. The church we go to now has a great choir - about 150 people. The one I sang in had about 25. I especially enjoyed Thursday night choir practice.
    Thank you for sharing with us. I'm glad you're enjoying singing.

  6. Good on you, well done. The angels sing, and so should we raise our voices to worship Him, the King of Kings. Blessings Crystal Mary

  7. Alas, many of the special numbers I have heard in church were anything but a joyful noise. (LOL?)