be intentional...


This has been my chorus lately...sung a cappella. No brass, no strings. The song in my heart, not to long ago had switched to a minor key with dissonances unlike me. Verses scattered and off-beat. God…why the melancholy?!? Like a maddened conductor trying to keep sections in my orchestra-head unified…ministry leader, wife and daughter, homeschool mamma and main income-provider. Each wanting a solo part. Each section getting louder and louder. And I wave my ‘stick’ in the air motioning everything to stop.

Just STOP!

Silence. One can hear the air.

‘Be intentional…’ I whisper to myself with eyes closed, shielding me from anything that could be a distraction.

‘Be intentional…’

Intentional with my children and husband. Intentional with my gifts. Intentional with my relationships. Intentional in sharing with you. It’s been a little quiet on YouTube…I know. I want you to know that I’m ok. I’m more than ok. I am so hopeful and joyous for the new opportunities coming.

Sometimes we need to unplug and reflect. Sometimes we need to watch the sunset…5 nights in a row. Sometimes we need to have a real conversation with a real voice. Sometimes we need to feel human again. These are things that I have been very intentional about. And I pray you can be intentional in your life too… I stand behind the podium, baton in hand.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

A new composition unfolds.