Friday, September 24, 2010
JOYS AND SORROWS...
yeah. My week. Parenting. Life.
So, let's focus on JOY. I just started a Bible study this fall on the book of Luke. The theme is "Good News of Great Joy," and after just 3 lessons, I am seeing the application of the need for MORE JOY IN CHRIST, MY SALVATION. Life, sickness, burdens can really weigh you down. How do you find joy and remember what's really important?
Contemplating this while walking this week, a song came to my mind. Don't know where it came from, I think I learned it back in the 6th grade. Hadn't thought about it for YEARS. That's the beautiful thing about songs. Just thinking about "JOY" and it popped into my head:
OH BE JOYFUL
OH BE JUBILANT
PUT YOUR SORROWS FAR AWAY
COME REJOICE AND SING TOGETHER
THIS HAPPY DAY!
It's actually a round with 3 parts. Fun stuff. I'll sing it for you if you're interested!
The JOYFUL thing that happened this week has to do with music, actually. My son who recently went off to college auditioned and made a small acapella singing group, NEW REIGN. They perform mostly in the summer and recruit for the university. I am so excited! After years of piano lessons, band, vocal music, special camps, musicals, and tough auditions my son had not enrolled in any kind of chorus on campus. I felt sure he would miss singing and performing. But I didn't say anything and just let him make his own decisions.
Anyway, totally on his own, he chose to audition for this and made it. After congratulating him, my next response: "Oh, does that mean you won't be home all next summer?" Yep. Okay, I'll survive.