(Any Beatles fan should also recognize my title post name...it is the opening line from Sgt. Pepper!)
We attend St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Conyers, Georgia. The picture above is of Christopher from last year on Mother's Day. It is a small church with a tiny choir but the singing and the music is wonderful! C. was asked to join the choir but since he was very often an acolyte, he never did, but that did not stop him from learning a great deal about music from church. Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Aled Jones and Justin Hayward are all wonderful singers who first began singing in church, pretty good company! (I know there are many others, these are the first that came to mind.)
Own your talents and use them! That is the advice that I remember reading once and I believe that is our business to find our God-Given gifts and to use them to our fullest ability. Do you remember the movie, "Chariots of Fire"? Eric Liddell was the famous runner from Scotland and this line from the movie is one I will never forget: "God made me and he made me FAST and when I run, I feel his pleasure". Now, I know it was a movie and he might not have said those exact words but the movie is based upon his true life and following what God has intended for you to do reminds me of this very much!
If anyone would like to read an excellent sermon which I am also reminded of, you may find it just here!
Hey! I am very excited about tonight, can you possibly tell? I hope to be able to have a link to his music very soon so that you might be able to hear him too. Remember, own your talents and use them! Peace of God be with you all!