Sunday, August 19, 2007

Who am I

I have a full time job just like many other American women. I've chosen not to blog about what I do 8-5 Monday through Friday, but I would like to write about my other job. On Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights (for choir practice) I am a church pianist. I guess if I have anything in life that I am passionate about other than my faith and my family, this would be it. I am not a concert pianist nor am I one who plays all over the piano with all kinds of fancy extras. I would love to be able to do that, but like the rest of my life, I keep everything pretty simple. I have one goal when it comes to my music -- my only goal is that the Lord will be glorified through the music. That's really my main goal in every aspect of my life, is that Jesus Christ will be glorified.
The church where I play the piano is not the church where I'm a member, and it is even of another denomination. That's okay with me, because the differences in the two denominations are not enough to matter. Each Sunday morning when I finish playing, then I leave that church and I drive to my church for the remainder of the service there. My family has continued going to our home church. If anyone asked me "why" I do this, I think my answer would be "because I have to." I don't have to because someone is making me, I don't have to because of the money, and I don't have to because I'm afraid I'll lose my ability to play if I don't do it. I have to do it because it is my passion and when you have a passion, there is something deep inside you that makes it such a part of you that you feel like you can't live without doing this particular thing. That's the only way I know how to explain it. And another part of my passion for music is composing. Sometimes I just feel like I have to write some music. It doesn't even matter to me if anyone else ever plays my piano music or sings the songs I've written. I just have to do it because it's inside me. I will end this with a quote from a book I read a while back....

"...the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last." from the novel Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

So, this is who I am -- who are you? What is your passion in life?

10 comments:

Steven said...

Hello,love your post on passions in life.I have couple,movies (the actual production of them)them).Spirituality,finding answers to life!!!

Great blog

Amel's Realm said...

My passion in life is blogging, to try to spread as much positivism in my blog and hopefully others'll feel it too. ;-D

Frasypoo said...

Thats amazing about driving from one church to another......Thats true passion!
Thanks for the info...we will put it on our calendar.If we meet your son ,I can say I am your moms blogging buddy!!!

Frasypoo said...

Well,
I just realised that my step kids absolutely love your sons music and they have it on their ipods!!!
I have listened to it and they are really good!!

matt said...

Thanks for that super nice comment on my loft. To tell the truth that isn't my exact place. Very, very similar though. Still decorating. Will post an actual picture when everything is in place. If ever in the area come check it out, bring your daughter too, wink wink!

Kathy said...

Steven, thanks for your encouraging comments!
Amel, you are doing a great job of spreading positivism!
Frasypoo, I think that is the coolest thing I've heard since I started blogging. Your kids have good taste! And that will be so cool if you get to go hear the band in November.

Kathy said...

Matt, I feel so much better to know a 23 year old male's apartment isn't decorated that perfectly! You never know, we might be going through Houston someday, :-)

Karen said...

Hi Kathy ! Thanks for dropping by ! I play for church too but mostly because they can't find anyone else to do it and I figure my mother paid a lot for my piano lessons when I was a kid !

My goal is to be a good steward of what I have been given and use it to help others. The problem is, I haven't figured out how to achieve that yet. Hence my dabbling into new areas like internet marketing. I have this crazy idea of trying to generate enough passive income to pay for a full-time doctor at a community hospital run by 5 church groups ( all different denominations, by the way) cos I'm lousy with old folks myself. Too many problems. I'm not detailed enough by nature.

Want to swop links ?

NeoAuteur said...

I'm passionate about uniting all countries under one roof and rule the people with a iron fist. Just kidding! I love problem solving. I think you can guess what my profession is.

Kathy said...

Karen, yes, swapping links sounds like a good idea. Thanks!
Neoauter, hmmm, I've been trying to figure out what your profession is. I guessing either a counselor/psychologist, mathematician, or doctor.