My life has been insanely busy for the past month or so. Here's what's been going on:
*Our high school put on a production of "Footloose", it ended last weekend. I put in many, many hours of rehearsal and playing for the show. It went very well and was a lot of fun but also extremely tiring.
*This month is choral festivals - concert last week, festivals this next week, competition and choir trip at the end of the month. We have 7 choral groups at our school and I play for 6 of them (occasionally helping with the 7th).
*Played for two funerals in the past month, both of them older gentlemen who were WWII veterans and find upstanding citizens. I'm seeing a generation passing away before my eyes. When I say "gentlemen", they truly were in every sense of the word.
*We picked up our son from the airport this afternoon. He's home for Spring break and just narrowly escaped the horrible tornadoes that ripped through much of the midwest yesterday. The storms passed just south of where he goes to school in Ohio.
*We have now gone two months without using credit cards and feel pretty darn good about that! The Lord continues to provide for us as we trust in Him (instead of trusting in the credit card companies!). We still have mountains of debt, but are whittling away at it.
*Three of my friends have been diagnosed with cancer in the past 4 months. Two are "okay", having caught it early on. One of them has stage 4 cancer but is fighting it. Her faith inspires me as I read her updates.
*I'm reading through the devotional book "Jesus Calling" and loving it! Nearly every day I am touched and challenge by the message to draw near to the Lord and trust in His loving care.
*Lastly - in spite of some (very) difficult days last month I have a sense of hope for the future as I lean more on the Lord and NOT on my own understanding.
Yeah - It's all gonna be okay!