Monday, August 28, 2006

To all my blogging girlfriends...I'm sorry I've been gone for so long!

I've been in the middle of a huge project that has kept me from life in general...just ask Doug. But it ended last night and I'm so relieved. Last year, I agreed or maybe even jumped at the chance to organize, create and lead the annual "Christian Education Prayer and Praise Service" At the time, I was disgusted by the traditional tone the service had and thought it needed an update. Contemporary worship at last year's service was defined with the song "Bind Us Together!" At the time, I was even quite sure that I was the person for the job and that it would not be that difficult or that different from what I did on a weekly basis at my own church. At that time I was a fool!

This has been an enormous project that filled many hours...some constructive and others taking place at 3am just worrying about it. On Wednesday, I'm pretty convinced that I made myself physically sick with the stress of it all. Which makes me really irritated at myself...I should have more control and be better at handling things. By the end of the week, I was just a basket case...which my husband or any of my friends can attest to.

Thank you to all who put up with my moodiness, my complaining, my stress eating and my just being mentally & emotionally absent altogether. This was a project that meant a lot to me and it took a lot from me as well.

Last night was the service. It was an awesome experience that in the end was worth the work...but not the stress. I need to figure out how to "do" it better so that it doesn't consume my life. I was surrounded by my A-Team singers, Doug & Sheila, and a new band that I had rehearsed a total of 4 hours for the 30 minutes of music we did. I couldn't have asked for a better team...Doug & Sheila are the best harmony singers I've ever worked with and we hit a homerun last night. It was great!

So today, I have nothing on my plate...Hallelujah! It is a great feeling! I'm exhausted...but I'm back to blogging!

8 comments:

Carol said...

The worship service was truly God-glorifying! Thanks for leading it, Christine! I loved the call to worship thing! And the harmonies did rock! I salivate to haromonize like that!

Amanda said...

"Thank you to all who put up with my moodiness, my complaining, my stress eating and my just being mentally & emotionally absent altogether. This was a project that meant a lot to me and it took a lot from me as well" Christine, are you talking about a praise service or pregnancy? Just curious. LOL!
I'm glad it went so well and that you are back to blogging now! :)

Becky said...

Wow, Christine! I had no idea that you organized all that! If we had known you were doing that, Dan and I would have been more motivated to come to the service. Oh well. Sounds like it went great! Praise God! We might have some good news soon, but I'm not going to say it until we know for sure... should know soon! (And NO, I am NOT pregnant... you know you thought it at least for a second!) :-)

Melissa :) said...

And you messed with me & my issues in the middle of this? LOL! You nut! :)

Missy said...

welcome back :)

Becky said...

Hey... I wasn't actually watching Ferris Bueller. It just seemed like a good one to put on there for wanting to skip out on work! If I had skipped out on work, maybe I would have watched it, though! I have it on DVD, so I've definitely seen it fairly recently... it's a classic!

Anonymous said...

What is disqusting about traditional?

Mommy Brain said...

ok, you're right disgusted was a really strong word...I apologize. And as I reread the post, that is not what I meant...really. I was disgusted because I didn't feel like my church, our worship style, the way we live at our church and many other new churches was not being represented. Disgusted...well I guess I meant overlooked, forgotten, discounted. I know it's not all about me but I did feel like we needed to be represented to our community in a better way than we were...okay this is a whole new post. thanks anoymous