Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Isn't that what little girls do when they are so, so, so, so, so, very excited! Well I wanted to revert back to that childess behavior yesterday at church. But let me first tell you the most wonderful news. We had 2 little girls to join the church for baptism yesterday. One was saved at home on Thursday. She couldn't wait to get to church and join. The other came forward and asked Jesus into her heart soon after the first one joined. Now all this happened when we first got to church, before Sunday School. Needless to say we had a wonderful time in the Lord! Praise God for whom all blessings flow!

And boy did He ever pour them out!

I have a thorn in my side called nerves. You would think after singing in church all my life that would have dissipated by! After begging and pleading with some of the members of this little group I sing with, it became apparent that I was outnumbered. For what you may ask? Singing in front of, gulp, KAREN PECK AND NEW RIVER! Squealllllllllllllllllllll!!!!! Yes they were at our church yesterday and brought the house down! Click on their name above and check them out.

Here's the kicker.....Karen Peck came off the stage and started pointing and saying you two girls right me. Yes, she got Chelsea and me to help her sing, "We Shall Wear A Robe and Crown." Squealllll!!! I warned you about being a mere child again:) lol!!! Then at the end of the service they got us all, our singing group, to help them once more to sing that song. Wow! I can't believe I've sung with a Grammy girl!!

Words just can't describe the feeling I have down in my heart. It's not the fact that I actually have shared the stage with Karen Peck, well maybe a wee little:)...but that God answered my prayer. I woke to butterflies in my stomach, heart racing, know the "thorn" thing. And I started asking God to show me in some way if singing was what I was supposed to do. I need some sort of sign. Did He ever show me! I got the message loud and clear. I'm not a great singer by any means. I just prayed and asked God to help my nerves and make a way and I would answer, "Yes Lord Yes!" He did. Now it's up to me to do my part. That's all He asks. Just a willing vessel. I want God to use what little talent I have for His glory and honor. Is it going to be easy? Nope..not for me. But with God all things are possible. As for the thorn, it may always be there, but if it be God's will, I know He can kill the root.

I do not want to be a stumbling block and for God to use our little group, I need to get on board. Please pray for us, for me. That we, I, will do what He has us to. That the first words out of my mouth will be, "Yes, send me!" Pray for the new converts as they begin their life with God.

I have a new favorite song. Wouldn't you know it would be Karen Peck's, "My God Will Always Be Enough." She sang it at a wedding I attended Sat. night. Which is how we got them in the first place. This dear couple at church had connections with them and they came and sang at their wedding. It was a powerful service in itself. I'm just so full! As the saying goes, "I'm drinking from the saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed." Many thanks to Terry and Becky for giving us such a wonderful gift, as Karen Peck and New River! May God so richly bless your lives! I know He has great things in store for the two of you.



Angela said...

I was looking at the Singing News Mag. last night and I saw where they were going to be with you!!!! If I had only known!!!!!! I so would have been there!

Just can't help but love them..I know you had a blast!

Leigh Anne said...

Oh Wow! You go girl! I love to hear you sing!

sharon said...

YES11 It was an awesome day

Cheryl said...

How very exciting! You have a great voice, I love hearing you sing. I can almost hear the excitement in your voice as I read your blog today. The LORD is good! You go SISTER!

K. Tilley said...

Oh my word~!!! God showed up big time yesterday. I have never shouted but I did yesterday. It was just a small glimps of what heaven's gonna be like. Worshiping and praising God All the time with All our heart.

I didn't understand when I was a little girl when the precious dear old saint John Chapman would stand up and tell how he longed for home. Just couldn't understand why he would want to die and go on to heaven but I sure understand it now.....Praise the Lord!

I had my CD blasting in Chatt. today, singing at the top of my voice, and people at red lights were looking at me like "you fool" but I didn't care......I'm still on cloud nine!

K. Tilley said...

Oh yea, can I have your

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

How fun!! I loved this!!

Sue said...

Very cool and I love how God answered your prayer :-)

Cindy said...

I sure hope you got some pictures!

How great that must have been.

Singing with a star, hearing from the Lord AND two lives being transformed for eternity.

Nothing better...except a transplant for mom:)

Blessings, Cindy