Friday, February 23, 2007

From Paradise to Craziness...

So many of you know that we just got back from the Caribbean. It was definitely time well spent and now Jeremy is on his way to the UK by way of Houston, TX and Saskatchewan, Canada. After they have finished their tour in the UK they head to Alaska!! What?! Might as well continue the world tour=}. They played last night in Houston for the KSBJ audience and I guess it went really well. They interviewed the guys live in the afternoon and again after their show at 10pm. I tuned in at 10pm and had a great time listening!

I've got to say that I am so blessed to be able to travel with them (I work for World Vision and get kids sponsored during their shows). But there are times when I do have to stay home and unfortunately this long tour is one of them. If you want to get more tour details you can log onto downhere.com and check out the schedule. I must say I can't help but dread times like these. For the most part I am more of an optomistic, glass is half full, kind of person...but when it comes to being apart from my husband for three weeks it is hard for me to maintain that attitude. I have been praying that the Lord would help these next few weeks fly by for me somehow and he has definitely answered my prayers. This weekend is crazy busy as I will be going to see Amazing Grace, the new movie that comes out today, then babysitting in the evening. Then on Sat. I have two Cinderella parties to do (I dress up as Cinderella and put on Birthday parties for children as a side job) which really fills up my day. I'll be working all next week and then will go visit a friend of mine in AL who just had a baby. Then the following weekend the same friend is coming up to visit me. I am also starting to do Cinderella parties at the Rec. center and they start the second weekend in March. I just want to use my time wisely and make the most of my time alone and really journal and blog and read and sew and other domestic things=}. So I'm trying not to get too busy at the same time. That's kind of a hard balance for me. This morning my Bible reading for today was from Psalms 39. The parts that stuck out to me were verses 4 & 5 -

"Lord remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath."

These verses create a sense of urgency for me. We only have so much time to learn about and bring glory to God with our lives. How will I choose to do that with the time I've been given. These next few weeks for me will be to use my time wisely and not just mope around until Jeremy gets back. And I guess that can translate into our lives as a whole. Jesus is coming back so let's use our time wisely. Spend time with Him and be others-centered and have an eternal perspective on life. That's my two cents from what I learned this morning! Thanks for reading.

Oh and please be praying for safety for Jeremy and the band and also for health. Marc is not feeling well right now. With all the travelling they are doing it really takes its toll on their bodies. Thanks guys!!

4 comments:

Gina said...

Erin,
I'll definitely be praying for the guys... sorry to hear that the travel is wearing them down so much :-( They're going to be gone for 3 weeks straight? I hope you do get to enjoy some straight-up God time and that you get to talk to your hubby throughout the month (the almightly Ruler of the universe has their back! He's the one in control... something I'm continously trying to learn!)

I'm planning on visiting Nashville-area for spring break... are there any particular places you'd recommend seeing? (sorry, I've been asking everyone!)

You too are being prayed for, my friend!

Sarah Potts said...

Hello Erin!

I just love coming by and reading your blog! I listened to the guys on the radio before their show and I didn't think they were going to be back on the radio after the shows! Jer posted a bulletin on MySpace but I was already in bed (since it was after 11 here in VA). Oh well! I loved the video that Josh (I think it was him) recorded and posted on MySpace! They were all sooo funny! I saw Jeremy's cell phone vibrate on the video and thought maybe it was you calling him, haha! I'm sorry to hear that Marc isn't feeling well. That usually happens after you go out on the road for a while, not before. I hope he gets better soon; but like you said, it's not easy when you are jetting around the world! I bet it has to be sooooo difficult to stay at home while Jer is out on the road, but like Gina said, it's a great time to be by yourself and relax and get some things done (like Princess parties)! *I bet you are sooo adorable!*

How was the movie? I really want to see it soon, but they are just too expensive, even matinees! Might be a year before I get to see it (when it's free on DirecTV), haha! I loved the verses you included. I too think about how my time on earth isn't going to last forever, and am I doing all I can each day to live my life for Him? It's a challenge! I will be praying for your heart to be touched daily by Him while Jer is away.

Well, since you might have some free time in the next few weeks, maybe we can catch up about our (Cherylyn, Monika, Julie and I) possible trip to Nashville this summer. I sent you an e-mail a few weeks ago. We could even chat on IM if you have that or I can e-mail you my cell phone number. Thanks, Erin!

Have a lovely day, beautiful! :)

Sherri Lavender said...

Hey girl! I feel your pain! Interesting how God used scripture to remind you that 3 weeks isn't very long... It sure feels long!

I picked up our underwater camera pics today. The one of you and Jer turned out well. Jonah and I are going to the Toronto airport to see Glenn while they are waiting for their flight to the UK tomorrow. I'll give the pic to Jer. Jonah will be SO thrilled to see everyone!

Dirkey said...

The guys and the wives will definitely be in my prayers!
I can totally picture you doing the Cinderella thing, so cute!