Weekly Update: September 1, 2014

Life is pretty interesting right now, but I like it that way. We continue to make plans for our book signing fellowship at Arlington Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-6 PM. Come by and see us. We’ll have our book, “It Gets Even Better” available at a better price than retail. Paper back only. The church is located at 9801 Arlington Church Rd. in the Mint Hill area of Charlotte. We’ll have signs placed to help you get the right building. Remember, if you buy a book, it’s cash or check. Proceeds will benefit our ministry.

I’m excited to be having another book signing at Wilora Lake Lodge (Brookdale Charlotte East) THIS Sunday, Sept. 7. It will follow our AM service and last from 11:30-1:00. These folks are my good buddies and many cannot get to another location.

Something happened last week that was a bit comical to me. I often meet Lynne for lunch near her dental office, which typically means KFC or Wendy’s. At the latter we often see many members of the Sr. choir from our former church, Hickory Grove Baptist, after their rehearsal on Wednesdays. One of the ladies expressed concern that they may not be able to make the Sept. 14 signing, and if I could bring some books to Wendy’s this week and have a private signing there. I jokingly voiced concern over the feelings of the store management about the idea, and went on with my lunch. In a few minutes she appeared at our table with the Wendy’s manager, who enthusiastically invited me to hold the event! So guess what, it looks like I will be holding a book signing at the Wendy’s on Albemarle this week! I know I have really arrived—signing books at a burger joint! I’m grateful for any response!

I’ve found myself in the middle of something else that I thought was over a long time ago. It’s been close to 15 years since I was last active in arranging musical pieces for choir and orchestra. No longer being before these groups erased the need to do this. However, my former Hickory Grove organist and good friend Pat Moehring called recently and requested my services in creating an arrangement of “O Holy Night” for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra to be performed at the Charlotte Civic Orchestra Christmas concert on Nov. 30. She works closely with this group in many ways. I was a bit nervous about the idea for a couple of reasons. I haven’t done anything like this in a LONG time and I knew I had to re-familiarize myself with the music software I used, IF it would still work at all. Long story short, I’ve been able to get everything together and am now in the middle of that task. It won’t likely be teh best selection performed that night, but I’m grateful for the chance to revive past abilities.

Keep us in your prayers!