My Journey … Part 4

Fast forward many years…

Shannon singing during praise and worshipI’m standing on the platform with the praise team. Singing is a joy to me, and unlike my cartooning talent, my musical talent is passable, but not nearly as gifted or refined.

As the pastor’s wife, I felt incredibly honored and blessed to be working with one of the most gifted musicians and musical mentors I’ve ever met. Our worship leader was one of those rare individuals who listen deeply – not just at the notes you are singing, but at who you are as an individual. He was a teacher of music in the school system too, which completely makes sense, because he had an uncanny ability to bring out the best in everyone and create harmony not only in music but with the individuals themselves.

And so it begins …

Whether you are an existing pastor’s wife, a pastor, a woman in ministry or a woman who just is seeking the best for her life, change is happening.

Change is inevitable. We begin with a certain idea of how something will turn out in our lives, and then change happens.  There are different stages to dreams and goals. The first is that you ‘try them on’ like you would a new dress.

First comes the decision about what it is that you want, then the search to where you will get it.  After you see it, you have to try it on and while in the dress, looking in the mirror, you imagine wearing it in public, or getting in and out of a car.