The youth in our church go on a retreat every summer. The church sponsors a fundraiser to pay for the vans and chaperones. John O. cooks a scrumptious spaghetti dinner. The youth work as waiters and waitress serving the meal and making sure everyone at the dinner feels special. A donation for the meal and entertainment is requested. After dinner The Variety Show begins.
Everyone is invited to perform for the event. The kids with musical talent sing and play instruments. Last year my husband recited The Cremation of Sam Magee, by Jim Dent. Sonny and Cher showed up and entertained us with “I Got You Babe.” This year the list of acts was slim so at the last minute, I called my friend, Jami and asked if she was up to doing an act together. We had 30 minutes to rehearse. When our turn came, we preformed…..mistakes and all.
There was a time in my life when doing anything less than perfect and prepared robbed me of shared moments like. Breaking away from perfectionism and fear of rejection is very hard to do but not impossible. God created me exactly how he wanted to and he’s writing my story. When I hide in fear it’s like I’m taking the pen out of his hand and trying to erase or rewrite my story for him. His word tells me who I am: fearfully and wonderfully made in his image and he loves me! Do I believe him? Love breaks down walls of fear and opens the door to the possibility of making warm memories together.
Enjoy, The Classic Friendship
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