Sunday, February 28, 2010

Perspective Shift

Until The Whole World HearsThe hubbs and I went to a
Casting Crowns concert last night.

One word: Amazing!

Okay, two words: Freaking Amazing!

If you have read ANY of my previous posts (of the 2009 posts) you KNOW that I LOVE Casting Crowns. They are just a great band full of lyrics that speak directly to my heart and are so relevant!

This was Joe's first Christian concert. He had no idea what to expect. The only concerts he had been to before consisted of beer, stage dives, beer, a little head banging and beer (just maybe I took some creative liberties with that description...) His exact words were "I will NOT be raising my hands tonight." He also said the last time he prayed in Mellon Arena was when the Penguins were down by 1 point and there were seconds left in the period.

There was some hand raising (not by us), but he still had a great time.

He will be the first one to tell you that our kids have "ruined him." Meaning that he can't talk about, hear about or see children without tearing up and thinking about our brood. Imagine his reaction when the band showed a video (sponsored by World Vision) of children in Haiti.

Can we say Niagara Falls? No, just kidding...not quite, but he did have to "get something out of his eye" for a few minutes.

He so loved the show (and so did I!!) It was so nice to shift my attention back onto things that are critical to my sanity and to who I am. By that I mean that I spend so much time teaching at my church that I don't usually get to learn. I'm so busy giving and filling others up that I am not refilling. That leads to a whole lot of nothin.'

This blog was born out of my desire to share what I was learning in my Bible study. You can see where that has led...not that it's a bad thing...just that there has to be a happy medium. You know?

Yes, I am a busy stay-at-home mom and a wife, but the thing that I am FIRST is a Child of God. Getting that in priority will let me be all of those other things better.

There. Glad to have that off my chest!

Now, don't run away screaming, afraid that I'm going to start passing out pamphlets or kool-aid. Not quite.

But I will be keepin' it real. Gettin' down with my homeboy Jesus a little more often.

Thanks for listening.

If you get a chance...check out Casting Crowns by clicking the link above. =)


  1. So glad you had such a good time and especially good for your soul!

  2. LOVE them - so glad to hear you went and you had a great time! And precious date night with your hubby? Even better.


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