The Weekly Muse

It's been ... a week.

A long one.  With lots of commitments.

Kutless at Soulfest 2012Coming on the heels of our amazing experiences at SoulFest last weekend it was tough to push thru.  I found myself falling asleep while eating lunch at work!  Going to bed at 8:00pm and sleeping thru the night yet still waking up feeling as if I had never gone to sleep at all.

It was yesterday before I finally felt even remotely like a human being.  And today?

10 hours of sleep last night and I'm ready for anything!  Well...maybe.  It's been a busy morning already and that's fine because now I have a few hours to just relax and settle back into my life a bit.

Sometimes I think I was born too late; this kind of music is so beautiful and dreamy.  I can see myself in a gorgeous 1960s shimmering sheath dress and black patent leather kittens heels with my hair in a, modest, beehive - serving luscious martinis to a houseful of friends. And The Oracle wearing brown suede loafers and  tailored slacks with a soft cashmere sweater.  Or with my hair wrapped in a silk scarf, tooling around town with The Oracle in a sexy convertible.

A life filled with laughter.  Friends and laughter.

But then again, that's what I have now.  Absent the beehive and convertible. :-)

I wish a falling star could fall forever
And sparkle through the clouds and stormy weather
And in the darkness of the night
The star would shine a glimmering light
And hover above our love

Yes, my life is filled with laughter, friends and a sexy trumpet!

And it is filled with the Holy Spirit as can be seen on the following, brief, compendium of our experiences last weekend:

The videos we took were amazing but the sound quality was iffy; all those jumbo speakers do give a little distortion in a recording.  The Oracle assembled this as a way of capturing the spirit of the day; the kiss is from our dear friend Liz with her husband Jim sitting next to her. 

Casting Crowns at Soulfest 2012Until the whole world hears...they did last Saturday night for sure.  You could feel the rumble of this thru your feet up and down the mountain. 

I truly believe that I was changed at SoulFest last weekend. For the first time I felt safe to express my deep Christian faith in a very public way.  These days I do feel as if there is a war against Christianity, as I have mentioned before. And I see it starting to happen in my own life.

The loss of my friends last week thru their hideous accusations about my character and my faith; the brutal cyber-bullying that young people in my church endured on Twitter a few weeks ago for expressing their faith while at a bible study weekend.

So to be safe to show my faith and to continue to have the courage to be more outward about it's all down to God and the strength I get from Him.

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray.