Saturday, August 25, 2007

Christian music Festival

Today there is going to be a big one-day Christian music festival in my state. Several really good Christian bands will be playing including my personal friends Rush of Fools. Some of the others are Skillet, Sanctus Real, Building 429 and more. What a great opportunity to hear some good music in a good atmosphere.

So, why am I so indecisive about whether to go or not? I would really love to hear Rush of Fools because I want to support them anytime I can. And I like the music of some of those other bands also. But I am concerned about being out in the afternoon heat because it has been causing me a lot of headaches lately. Also it is going to be very crowded so they encourage people to come there in groups because parking space is limited. My husband is driving a bus for a church group and they have said I can ride with them. Or, my church is taking a group and I could go with them. If I go with a group, then I would have to stay for the whole thing and it would take up most of my precious Saturday (if you work Monday thru Friday, then you understand what I mean). But I want to be able to leave there when I get tired. Decisions, decisions...

Thankfully, this isn't truly a big or life-changing decision. Wouldn't it be nice if all of life's decisions were this minor? If this was my biggest problem in life, things would be so easy. However, if this was the biggest my problems ever became, I might not ever see how much I need a Savior; I might never know how big my God is and how He comes through to help me when I am in need; I might never know the "peace that passes understanding" that only He can give.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4


Amel's Realm said...

Well, if you go with the church group, hope you were OK and you didn't get any headaches. I HATE headaches myself!!!

Yeah, I understand that you'd want to enjoy your precious Saturday. ;-D

Great verse! In this hectic world, we DO need His peace that passes understanding more than ever! ;-D

Sindi said...

This may come to you a little to late to help for today,but maybe the idea will help for another day. If the heat does cause you a problem you could have your hubby call you from a cell phone. You may not get to see them but you could hear them. God Bless:)

Kathy said...

Well, I ended up not going, so Amel I didn't have to worry about the headache. And I did enjoy my Saturday!
Sindi, that really was a good idea. I went out shopping a while this afternoon and he did call while I was gone. He might have been calling for me to listen.
Oh, and guess what -- we got some good rain today. Yea!

NeoAuteur said...

You did not go?! Since you had a great Saturday nonetheless, I guess it wasn't too bad for you.

Kathy said...

I did enjoy my Saturday and got some things done, but it might have been a little selfish on my part.
Oh, my son called me last night and said he was in San Diego and he said it is everything that he ever dreamed it would be. He was so excited to be there.

Frasypoo said...

I know what you mean,It is so hot!!!
But wow,those are all bands I listen to!

Strawberry said...

I love the music of each of those groups. I probably would have gone just to get to listen to them and then suffered with the headache. I understand, though, about needing to have some of your Saturday available to you.

Hope you enjoyed your day!

Kathy said...

Frasypoo and Strawberry, so both of you are familiar with these groups? That's awesome.