God has been doing crazy things in our lives this week. It is one of those experiences that we know can only be an expression of his sovereignty, and we’re just waiting to see what his “end game” really is. It’s hard to wait. But as Ann Voskamp wrote yesterday on Twitter,
In Christ, urgent means slow. In Christ, the most urgent necessitates a slow and steady reverence
It is so hard to wait when everything seems to require immediate attention. But then I am reminded of Psalm 40:1.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
Lord, hear our cry.
Please pray for us. I hope to be able to share with you the story God has been writing in our lives very soon.
|isn’t this cake awesome?! Thanks again, M!|
|V and I played The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand|
|T and I played a fun arrangement of When the Saints Go Marching In|
|The Crowd Applauding|
After taking a break for snacks and conversation, it was time to present the awards and gifts. I created two awards that will be presented each year–Most Improved Pianist and Most Accomplished Pianist. My hope is that these awards will be highly sought after each school year, motivating students to receive top honors in the studio. In addition to those specific certificates, I recognized each student for an area in which they were excelling.
And before we knew it, the first Eccles Piano Studio recital (and a first recital for 6 out of 8 students) had come to an end. WHAT A SUCCESS!
|Like I say on my website, I have a lot of FUN with my students! :D|
Special thanks to my husband for photographing the event, and to my dad for making the 3 hour drive to be with me on my second-first piano recital. It was a joy having you there, Daddy!
|Albion Free Methodist Run for God Group|
|getting ready at the starting line with Brendan beside me.|
*If you don’t have running knowledge or experience, the average person runs 3.1 miles (a 5k) in 30 minutes or at a 10 minute/mile.
|Thanks, Diane. I seriously think I would have stopped running if it weren’t for you.|
|Sara and Me|
|A few more Run for God people with Brian–a leader–helping them cross the finish line.|
As we meandered over to the Awards Ceremony, someone ran up to me and said, “Melanie! You won!” I checked out the Winners Board and there was my name and my time–in first place of the 20-29 year old Females. I’ve never been so excited!!