No, it's just me breathing a sigh of relief because I made it through the first day of school. It was a busy day (half day, really) because I substituted in two math classes along with my two science classes. Each half hour mini-class went well and it will be a good year. E didn't make it because she isn't feeling well. S was able to stay home with her long enough for me to do most of what I needed to do.
I feel rather disconnected from all my blog friends! I have lots of e-mail and blog comments to catch up on this weekend! And I felt disconnected from my knitting until I picked it up again this afternoon after class. After knitting on my Ribby Shell for a few minutes, I picked up a charity hat. I haven't been doing enough of that lately. (More on that in a later post.)
In my last post, I said I'd be talking about something really important in my life. I mentioned that this is one of my favorite things (aside from God and my family). I count my dog, Phoebe, as part of my family, so it's not her.
I'm talking about my electric guitar. I love playing it! (There is another guitar in my life - a Takamine acoustic. The Takamine doesn't get played as often because I use the electric guitar for the band I'm in.) S plays drums and I play guitar for our church's contemporary worship band.
The members of the band are all good friends. We tease each other, trade jokes, I pretend to be a rock star - it's just a lot of fun. I have a Digitech effects pedal so I can get lots of different sounds from my guitar. That's fun, too.
But the reason I most love playing my guitar isn't about me at all. It's about God. The Bible says in Psalms 66:1 "Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth." Playing the guitar is a chance to praise God. God has given us each gifts that we are to use (Romans 12). Playing the guitar is a chance to honor God by using a gift He has given me.
I wish you all lived nearby and could join us on Sunday. Our church (Cross of Life in Roswell at 10:30AM) is having its yearly Rally Day celebration and we'll be playing some old Gospel songs like I Saw the Light and I'll Fly Away.
I guess this ends Project Spectrum for me. I started out strong, but didn't finish that way. Participating in Project Spectrum has caused me to notice and appreciate colors and to use different ones than I would usually choose. I guess that's what it was all about!