Friday, April 4, 2014

A Noisy Edge

Apparently edges can be noisy.  In my figure skating lesson this week my coach pointed out that one of my moves was 'noisy'.

Ok, so you're telling me that first I have to learn how to go left, right, forwards, backwards, inside, outside and NOW quietly?


I am learning that the more I stay on the edge of my blade, the quieter the sound on the ice.  A sure sign of improvement is that I can do it quietly.

I'm learning to speak up more in my life.  That's another 'edge' I'm living on these days.  But it can be sort of awkward, clunky and yes - noisy at first.

For example, being honest for a change when someone asks my opinion instead of fearing rejection when I speak the truth.  It might come out rather awkward and clunky at first, but that's ok.  If it comes out inappropriately I can simply say, "I'm sorry - I'm learning how to speak openly and honestly so it's not coming out so nicely yet."  

Some people have held things in all the time and so when they start speaking up, it comes out 'noisy' at first.  Others have spoken too quickly all their life and are now trying to learn to hold their tongue.  Either way, it's a clumsy feeling at first, but you'll get the hang of it.

Living on the edge can be noisy when you are first being stretched and trying new things.  Keep trying.  Eventually you will glide into a comfortable position and be graceful about it.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Raise The Praise!

Hear samples of the music from the artists who will present a free night of worship and concert at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Seating is limited.  No ticket necessary.  First-come-first-served- seating basis.

Check out this episode!