Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekend Potpourri


I'm on creative overload!

I love it, but I'm just sayin'.......................

Just thought I'd share tonight on my blog for any readers who are interested about my weekend.



Friday I worked most of the entire day on writing projects. It's my day off and that's the time, when I am not spending time with my family, that I really hone in on writing projects. Right now I'm getting a book proposal completed to submit by Wednesday. I have been putting my heart and soul into this, countless hours...15 minutes here and there that I have to spare on regular days and then large chunks of time on my days off. Fingers crossed and prayers circled. Please, believe with me. This particular project will touch countless lives. I am believing for a breakthrough, that just the right publisher will respond. Maybe this will be the one. If not, don't ever think for a second that I'm giving up. I've ripped the words defeat and quit out of my dictionary!

Second, I worked on my e-book that I'm releasing in August, on Kindle. Right now I'm getting the finishing touches done on it, and building out the website that will accompany it. It's almost ready to go.

And then, I'm working on a third project. It concerns... [drum roll please] ...ADOPTION. Yep. I said I more than likely wouldn't be writing on that subject anymore here, and for the most part, that's true. At the same time God is working on me to move in another direction with it, largely because of YOUR response. This is an issue many (especially birth mothers or adoptees) don't openly talk about but WOW, was my inbox full! People shared stories with me they've never told anybody about. And many said, "will you pleeeaseeee keep writing about this?"

Yes. I will. Your feedback has worked on me...A LOT. I'm working on a separate place, a spot all it's own, to write about this as well as some other things and will be announcing a new venture very soon along these lines. It won't take place here on this blog -- I will simply be announcing it here and letting you know where to go if you are interesting in being a part of it.


So in addition to that... [ready for this?] I'm writing our Christmas musical/play at Celebration this year. Well, me and our team as a whole. I've made it clear this is a collaboration! God spoke to me to do this -- gave me a clear plan as I was riding my bike one day and said, "this is what you're to do this year..." and it's BIG, BIG, BIG, huge-er (yep, I know that's not a word) than anything we've ever done or tried. It's not going to be your typical fa-la-la-la-la type Christmas thing...it's going to be 1 and 1/2 - 2 hours of sheer Christmas power and anointing dropping down into North Tampa.


Today I shared the vision with our team and when I say they are excited, I mean they are blow-the-roof-off excited. We began rehearsal today and already started working on a song. The team is growing even more -- many new young people joining -- we have such a passion to reach, teach, train young people and mentor them in music and in life. God is doing such a work!! I am blessed to serve God with this family...



So amidst everything else I've got writing a Christmas presentation on my mind all the time. I say presentation because there's no real adequate word for it right now. It will encompass vocal and instrumental music, drama, dance, art, media, and more. Please pray for us as we walk out this venture, that it will help us reach many in our city for the glory of God.


Aside from all that...I carved out time to step away from my computer on Friday and get pedicures with Savanna. Love spending time with that girl! Then we went out as a family late that night to Kobe. They have a 1/2 price deal after 9 pm and we love Kobe's. It can just be a bit on the pricey side so this deal is just amazing. We enjoyed it a lot along with our family friend, Steve Jagmohan. He's a friend of Jordan's who has been in his life a long time but just recently came to Christ and started coming to CC. Since then he's even got involved and helped us build our most recent set in the sanctuary. Sweet!

Saturday I spend most of the day writing again. I let the house and the yard go this weekend except for basic necessities (dishes, laundry) and pressed in to my writing projects. This week I have little time for them with all that is on the agenda with church work and then my coaching job. Thanks for your prayers for my writing endeavors right now. It's what I love to do, and the core of it is, I love making a difference through words. That's what I ask God for -- help me to change lives through words.

Today was a fantastic day at church all day long, from an off-the-chain service this morning, to a choir rehearsal that was one of the best I think I've ever experienced in my entire life.


Our three kids also went to Warped Tour this afternoon/evening and absolutely loved it. I've raised three kids who are CRAZY about music, if you didn't know...listening to it, playing it, singing it, all-things-music and Jesus is what they love. And I love that about them. :)

Don't forget this week here on the blog I'm going to talk about workplace stress and health. If you missed my initial post about this please backtrack and read it here.

Hope you all had a great weekend...

Much love,

 

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