You know… that Blog?

Yeah, I got nothin’.

Written By: Jenn - Mar• 29•10

I had something I wanted to post about, but got sidetracked before I was able to make a note about it, and now… well, it’s gone. It was a pretty nifty subject too. I think. I need to keep a notebook with me. *sigh*

The party I put together for our larger group Saturday night was such a success. We had so much fun together! A little adult beverage, good (ok, mediocre but so what) food, lots of singing and great music – what a blast! I’ve found my calling for when I finally escape from finish my extended term on the board of directors. I see more social occasions in our future, and a tighter, happier group as a result.

Sunday Main Street sang for the Palm Sunday services at the church where we rehearse. Those of you who know me well know I’m not religious at all, so this was a stretch for me. Truth be told, I did it for my friends more than anything else. It was important to them, so it was important to me. No secret that I’d do anything for them. I’m not looking for a pat on the back for that, don’t get me wrong! I just surprised myself a little by not bursting into flames by enjoying myself. I like to get out of my comfort zone and this certainly qualified! Mostly I enjoyed the company, but you know I also love singing too, and it was fine once I decided to just enjoy the music itself. The two pieces we did were very different from our usual contemporary stuff, but very pretty in their own right. We were honoured to open and close the services as their special guests.

I know a lot of you are religious, and I’ve always taken pains not to let my views ring out too much out of respect for that. I appreciate and defend your right to your beliefs, and I know you afford me the same consideration, right? Right. We’re all good people, and it isn’t an issue. This was just a big thing for me, and I thought I’d share it with you, open book style! :)


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  1. Thom says:

    Well I’m glad you had a great party. You know I’m just like you with religion. And I’m glad I get the respect for my opinion on it like you do. And like you I respect all those that are religious. It’s a learning experience. I learn from them and they learn from me. We might never agree, but at least we can both voice opinions in an adult way and listen and learn. It’s a wonderful experience. :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..What Part of Speech Are You? and Old Chinese Proverb =-.

  2. I can assure you that the Lord loves a joyful noise — so no matter what is in your heart as to meaning of the words, your beautiful voice lifted as part of the group gave Him pleasure.

    I’m not so sure about the lady in my church who sings many Sundays and has yet to stay in one key. Just sayin’

    Seriously, I have such a deep appreciation for music that it jars my worship to listen to her and I have to remember, it’s not about me, it’s not about me, it’s not about me…

    That said, I’m hoping our family can go to the Sunrise Service on the National Mall this Easter Sunday. Gospel choirs, true equality before the Lord, mmmm, I just can’t wait. Hope the weather permits it!

  3. carma says:

    maybe your nifty subject will come back to your mind – I hate it when that happens; always thinking I’ll remember something and there is no need to write it down…riiiiggghhtt

    • Jenn says:

      It hasn’t yet, but I’m hoping! haha I have too much going on I think. My mind is all over the place.

  4. Betty says:

    Í´m glad you put that out there. I respect your beliefs or non beliefs, but am glad you had a good time in church. I know that too many times people who consider themselves “religious” are so fanatical about it, that it can only be a turn off instead of being a blessing.
    I love your honesty most of all, that´s what got me hooked here. :)
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..The Happiness Project =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Thanks, Betty :) You are I are very much alike, despite that one difference I think. The honesty in our blogs are important facets of who we are. *hugs*

  5. Nessa says:

    Glad you had a great party. I’ve gone to churches of many different faiths and look on it as not only a religious experience but a social one, learning about how other people live. God never struck anyone down for an occasional visit. He’s happy when we’re happy.
    .-= Nessa´s last blog ..Tales on Tuesday – Dark Shadows =-.

  6. Mama Zen says:

    Sounds like a good time to me!
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Even Fish Do It =-.

  7. jazzbumpa says:

    I’m not religious either, but last week attended a performance of the Detroit Lutheran Singers at the church my step-son goes to.

    It was magnificent – Back, Brahms, and others.

    Glad you’re team-building event went well. Good luck getting off the board. those things can become life time appontments.

    .-= jazzbumpa´s last blog ..Republicans: All Wrong, All the Time, Pt. 13.1 – Health Care Costs Redux =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Yeah, they’ve already asked me to stay for yet another term – over my dead body was my reply :) I’ll be around to coach my replacement, and that is all I’m going to promise!