One of my favorite writers is Brené Brown, who writes beautifully about vulnerability, shame, and living our truths. I encourage you to check out her Netflix special, TED talk, or one of her books (I have them in my office – feel free to borrow them!) One of her quotes that has stuck with me is “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” So let me get vulnerable with you for a second: I was pretty nervous about taking on the position of Music Director, a position that’s been held by two or more people for the last decades! I just knew that plenty of colleagues of mine wear “all the hats” of church music ministry and do it well, I knew that I serve a supportive congregation and that I had had all the schooling needed to have the position, and I felt that I was living into my vocation, even if it felt scary. In the book of Isaiah, the prophet writes in chapter 43:
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
So I embarked on the “new thing” and into the “wilderness” of full time music ministry…We’re now well into month three of my journey, and it has been wonderful! I love getting to know people better and sharing laughter and the beauty of music with you during rehearsals, worship, and all the times in between. I am very excited about the things ahead! Check out our Music at LCOS series, which will feature both our choirs and outside performers. We have 4 concerts lined up and hope to see you there!