Been a while

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NRV 2, originally uploaded by katiek2.

This Sunday I sang backup for the worship team at church. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. Not really for any good reason, just never seemed needed. And there was always someone more willing, more available, and more driven. I do love to sing, but I decided to pursue a different passion. The visual art variety. I said yes to Dave a few weeks ago with confidence that I would do it, but with a hesitation that it had been over ten years.
With the distractions of the REVIVE fund raiser on Saturday night, and my husband’s desire to see the Krystal Square Off on Sunday afternoon, I was completely unable to get nervous or think twice. I also reminded myself that this was my home church, my friends that I was singing with. I am not ignorant to the important aspects of worship. As far as back up singing goes, less is more sometimes. What’s also nice is that our church’s style of worship is very very easy for me to naturally sing along with, without feeling like I have to be a chameleon. The only thing I was worried about is that I would be all concerned about performing and I wouldn’t worship, myself. But I was very wrong, and God is very good. I could barely hear myself in the monitor (and yes, I asked the sound guys to turn me up) so I just forgot about whether I sounded tired or flat. I just kept it safe and worshipped. To look over our intimate congregation from a different place I was so excited to see faces, new and old, worshipping. I always feel like Joel and I may be the only ones, but yesterday I saw everyone and it was wonderful. On top of that, the building we’re using is ripping up old carpet and so the downstairs where the kids meet was pretty funky. All the kids were up for the whole service. This was neat since Josiah and Eden got to see me sing. I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal for them, but Josiah can’t stop talking about it. Funny. I couldn’t watch Josiah because he was cracking me up, but Eden was dancing and running in the aisle. Gotta say, I’ve been running since Saturday evening and I still have to finish laundry, email absent students homework, and pack Josiah’s lunch for tomorrow, but it was such a blessing to open up a part of me that I haven’t shared for a long long time.

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3 thoughts on “Been a while

  1. jen k

    yo kate! this post reminds me of ages and ages ago before I knew you well. I remember visiting ol’ NCF and watching this super funky artsy looking girl singing and thinking… I wonder who that is… she looks super cool.
    yep, I have been a kk1000 fan for awhile. 😉
    glad to see your using gifts that maybe have been a little in the background!

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