Thursday, August 30, 2007

Choir and Cowbells

I was not blessed with musical talents. I took piano lessons for several years when I was younger and in an attempt for my mom to give me a little talent and I sang in the youth choir. I grew up in a little church and there were many Sunday nights that (bless their hearts) - they would just about let anyone sing. So my friends and I loved to sing the special music. I just feel bad for everyone in the church when they had to endure those nights. I specifically remember one night when I decided to accompany us on the piano as we sang "El Shaddai". I can neither sing nor play the piano well so that memory makes me cringe.
But I love to sing and I love to worship and in my car - I am right up there with Christy Nockles and Point of Grace. So I finally did what I have wanted to do for years last night. I went to Choir Practice. I really liked it except I just felt so inadequate to be in there.
Afterwards the choir director asked anyone who was new to meet with him in his office so he could tell them more about choir. Everything was fine until he said they usually liked people to get with a lady who was the professor of music at my college (and has since retired) and who basically started Point of Grace to sing a few bars for her and make sure we had good pitch. I think he could see the horror in my eyes. Julie was with me and we both looked petrified. So instead he had us all sing together and said "okay - you won't have to do that". So unless they make me audition - I will proudly be wearing a choir robe on Sundays. To quote the Pointer sisters -"I'm so excited".

On another note - college football starts tonight and all the guys in our Sunday School class are getting together to watch Mississippi State BEAT LSU and do their fantasy football drafts. (I'm pretty sure I'm the only girl in the class who would like to watch it with them so I'll just watch at home. I like to clean when I watch football anyway) (too much nervous energy). But I'm going to make Mississippi Sin Dip that I got from Bigmama for Scott to take in honor of the Bulldogs. Ring those cowbells!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you decided to join choir!

That dip sounds similar to one I'm making this weekend - The recipe I have goes in a round loaf of bread and has bacon, colby/monterey jack cheese, parmesan cheese, and mayo. My sister-in-law Carey makes it and it is soooooo good. And that's saying a lot because I normally don't like mayo!

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing out loud about the "special music" at church growing up. It terrifies me to think that there might be a video out there somewhere of one of my nights in the "special music" group--ha! I think I remember us practicing "Daystar" one Sunday evening...somehow I don't think I sounded quite like Michael English singing it. :) jlg

Tiffani said...

Loved choir, but hated singing by myself...I feel your pain!

Tim has already given me the run down for the game tonigh. He is super excited. I'll probably watch for a little bit, but someone has to pack for our trip & I know once he sees a football he will be no help!

Enjoy the game!

Anonymous said...

You are cracking me up!! I would have been terrified to sing in front of here too. Wait a minute I think she taught my elementary music class and I DID have to sing for her. I DON'T sing at all!!! It was quite amusing! I was going to tell you I was at your church a couple of Sunday's ago, but I didn't see you. We were on vacation and stopped by to see Chad. I did see T. Smith. Love that lady. She is a mess. Oh wait I did see you...On the Big Screen. :) You did a good job! I'll give you a heads up next time I'm that way so maybe we can see each other. Later!! Sing on sista!!

Guy and Julie said...

I would have DIED! That would have been my last choir practice ever, and I might have even had to change churches if he had made us sing a solo! I am really excited about the year though. It's so good to have music as a part of my life again!

Jessica said...

Bahahaha!!! Dawson calls Daddy at work? I LOVE it! Ok.. We are both nerds, but I feel better knowing you have "mommy" and "daddy" names too. We love that little dog so much. We take better care of her than some people do of their kids. We need to meet up sometime in Fayetteville for a dog play date! : )

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh. I had to sing a solo from our church musical in FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CROWD OF THE MISS CLAY COUNTY PAGEANT!!!!!! I was horrible, so I guess they were really lacking for talent in Clay County. That recipe sounds great. I can't wait to try it. You always have the best dishes!