even I can change

Three facts you should know:
  • Last October, I was asked/called to teach the music in primary at church.
  • I was not at all pleased with this opportunity to learn and grow.
  • I have hated Halloween as long as I can remember, and I strive to avoid the trappings of the holiday as much as I possibly can.

I love kids, but I love them best in groups of one, so being the primary chorister was not something I ever aspired to. But those little monsters have weaseled their way into my cold, cold heart. And it didn't even take a full year. Their high, sweet, often dissonant voices have melted my resolve. I couldn't wait to see them dressed up as green beans, puppies, pastries, and firemen.

Which is why I went to the trunk or treat this year.

But I still did not dress up. Because there is no such thing as mandatory fun.


  1. Cold heart... Yeah, Linds, that is totally you. :) I am glad you are enjoying it to some degree, because I totally covet your calling.

  2. Cold heart? What the heck are you talking about? Besides, you had to come. I needed someone to sit with...glad you came. :)

  3. You and me both! I hate Halloween. I hated being primary chorister and yes the calling actually got into my cold heart and I almost (almost is the word) would like to try it again one day.

  4. have i mentioned that i like you? in fact.... i LOVE you! This post made me so so happy. p.s. i think you have a toasty warm heart. :)

  5. You are so funny. Why do we live so far from each other. I like to pretend that you both are frequent guests at our house. We sit, munch on a variety of delish earthy foods and laugh. One day...