Monday, July 31, 2006

Wear your armor

I’ve never really mentioned much my love for theatre.  I acted in community theatre since I was about six all the way up till I was around 26.   I loved it.   I grew up in a small rural area of South Georgia.   When I started college my acting coach was one of Meryl Streep’s acting coach’s.   He even had a picture of her in his office when she was really young.   I wouldn’t say I was a great actor.   I was a nervous actor though.   Every night before the curtain’s opened I was a wreck, no matter what I just couldn’t kick the jitters.   But then the curtains would open and I would perform.   I loved it after the curtains opened.   I’m not really sure why I quit something I loved so much.   I quit after I moved here to Jacksonville, Florida.   I have never even checked into any theatre although there are many.   I really have to get back into it.    I guess when I moved here I just didn’t feel I had the time.   I wouldn’t say I’m a wonderful actor, it’s been over 10 years since I’ve even acted.   But it would be interesting to audition.  

The first big production I remember seeing was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Phantom of the Opera”.   Where a young chorus girl named Christine Daae received voice training from a mysterious musician she calls the “Angel of Music.”  Well I’m sure many of you know the story.  As the plot thickens we all find out the mysterious mentor is really a demented man who wants to carry her away into a bizarre underworld beneath the opera house.   He’s evil masquerading as good.

Writing about this makes me think of our realationship with Christ, and all we face.   I leave in the morning hoping I have enough armor on myself.   I know God made it just for me.  It was made for you too.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Wow it's been a long time since I posted.   Well my back went out on July 1st of this year, and today is my first day back at work since it went out.   I had a miserable 20 days of pain, but am just very thankful to be back at work today.   Still hurting a bit but nothing compared to the pain I was feeling.   I've been going to the chornic pain clinic and I feel like they will be helping me through all the pain.   Mike has been really good through all this.   It's been rough, but all in all I think the hard part of it is over.   I'm really feeling much better.  Well I better get back to work.   Just wanted to say hey and that's I'm o.k.   Hope everyone out there has a great weekend!