The transition to our new church and home in Crowley, Texas continues. All is going well. We still have a few boxes left to unpack. Garage and workshop stuff I will unpack in the fall when it is cooler.
Singing and guitar wise, I "back in the saddle again!"
I am playing guitar for our 9am informal service on Sunday mornings, hoping in the process to encourage other players to come join in the fun. I really haven't played much praise & worship / contemporary Christian music, so there is a learning curve (what is it with contemporary Christian artists love of Eb?)
This past week I visited the local library, and will turn in my volunteer paperwork soon. I think they are interested in having me come on Friday mornings when I can through the summer. Hopefully we can talk more in the near future about doing something for after-school in the fall.
My next stop is the Crowley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. I believe one of our church members works there. That is a help, especially when you walk in "off-the-streets" and introduce yourself as a singer / guitar player who will sing and play for free.
"Free" is what I am all about. I'm a good performer, but not good enough to make a living at singing and playing. And when you do it for a living, there is all the self-promotion work and travel. And then, the people I love to perform for the most, children and older adults in retirement or nursing centers, would not normally be part of my usual audience.
I think I have it now the way it is supposed to be. If I have my health when I retire, I will probably split my time singing at Philmont Scout Ranch in the summers, and singing wherever Hugworks.org wants me to go. Either way, I will be singing the songs that I love with the people that I love, respect and appreciate the most.
More to report in the coming days. VBS is next week! Yay!
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>