- I started an anthem in the LEBC choir rehearsal on Wednesday night. The Majesty and Glory of Your Name is one of my all-time favorite choir anthems (as in, top 5). But, it is not an easy anthem to sing. I went in to choir rehearsal expecting to learn one big section and by the end of it, the choir had sung (rather well, I might add) three good sections of the song. I was floored and thrilled at the same time, and absolutely cannot wait to conduct this wonderful song again.
- The live shows for America’s Got Talent started last week and the Brasher house is PUMPED. We love this show so much and are excited to watch all the wonderful acts. Despite a few disappointments, my favorite acts moved forward in last week’s quarter-final round. Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year old ventriloquist, is our house favorite right now and we envision her going VERY far in the competition.
- Thanks to a more established routine and the fervent prayers of our LEBC Choir family, Reagan is sleeping about 11-12 hours every night now (goes to bed around 6:45). She hardly wakes up in the night, and when she does, she quickly puts herself back to sleep. We are enjoying the time as husband and wife in the hours after she goes to sleep, but do wish we had more time in the afternoons with her once we come home from work.
- We spent Friday afternoon & evening and Saturday at Horn Lake HS for the Mixed/Women’s/Men’s Choir retreat. We had an absolute ball hanging out with the students and rehearsing some great music. Reagan came with us and was a trooper for just about the entirety of the day.
- For my non-vocational ministry friends, consider this your occasional reminder that ministry is hard. Don’t let our appearance on Sundays/Wednesdays give off the impression that we have it all together.
- Last week was LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG. Becca and I both had open house at our respective schools, which made Tuesday feel a little shorter. But Wednesday, Thursday, and especially Friday dragged on like cold syrup on a pancake. I thought we would NEVER get to 3:45 on Friday. Students and teachers alike were exhausted and happy to see the weekend when it came.