Monday, September 08, 2008

Me? A writer?

Another thing keeping me on my toes is something that happened by complete chance... or was it? For the last few years I have sort of set aside my love of music and drama to serve in other areas. I have to say I miss it very much but could not find a place to fit it back in. I have been praying for months for the Lord to show me direction in the area of ministry that he wants me in, if any at all. So... how do I do this as a short story. Let's see...

Kim & Vern are my Mother-in-law & Father-in-law. They have just started to attend Grace and have a TON of drama experience so they were asked to step in and help put together the Christmas production. Josh Son (our music minister) is in charge. So anyway they invited me to a brainstorming meeting where they had the skeleton of a script they were working with. We were told to all go home and write a synopsis and outline of a full script. After we presented, they ended up asking me to write the entire script to which I of course agreed! This is something I have never really done before (besides an old screen play that I do not even have on paper yet.) I was soooooooooooo nervous sharing the script when it was finished. It was such a vulnerable moment to share but... they like it! So with a few tweaks we are ready to go and I actually now have the opportunity to get my feet wet in directing as well! This is amazing how this has all happened and awakened this dormant passion of mine. I feel truly honored to serve God, our church, and hopefully community in this way!

The next few months will be consumed with putting this whole play/musical together with the many talented people that will be taking care of all the other portions. I am very excited but also know that this will be a huge challenge fitting such a time consuming project into our Waller household life. If you think of it, please pray for my family and that they would know that they are my priority and for my husband who has so willingly said yes to being a single Dad many nights as mine will for sure be filled with meetings and rehearsals. Please also pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit that we will steer the story and the cast in the direction that He has for us and also for those that will attend, pray that their hearts will be touched and stirred. My prayer is that we will create an atmosphere in the room and in hearts that the Holy Spirit can work.

So, yeah, in a nut shell, that's it. Crazy huh?


Stephanie said...

This is amazing Erin! I am so proud of you and just in awe of how God is using you right now!

Love you!!!

Becky said...

Erin, that is so God! That's awesome that He gave you this opp. I'm really excited for you! What an amazing door...opened! Awesome!

Shelley said...

Well, you were wondering how to best fit in to serving the Lord at Grace... in addition to your heart for Women's Ministry! Oh, and since God is faithful, I am excited to hear from your cast and crew about the blessings they receive through this Christmas program as so many of us did in preparation for and during women's retreat -- with your gentle spirit leading the way! Bless you, woman!