Tuesday, February 12, 2013

God's Faithfulness Part 2

The very same week that I went through the screening process to be on the worship team at our church, I was also approached by the board of Martin's band association to think about being the choral director for their organization.
Martin started playing trumpet this year with the CCHBands. This is a homeschool organization that has been in existence for about 20 years or more. Right now they offer Beginner Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble.
At the time no one was really sure about the logistics. So, the board members discussed how to proceed with adding a choir to the band program without having the choir take over completely. They wanted the choir to supplement the band - not take from it.

I had always hoped that I would be able to return to choral conducting again one day. I didn't intend to return to the public or private schools because I didn't want to do anything that would draw me away from the children. Our intention is to homeschool our children all the way up to graduation. 
I did hope that one day I would be able to serve the homeschool community in some way to offer choral studies. Logistically, I never knew how that would work out. It's a lot of work to run a community program of any kind. So, this opportunity, pretty much fell right into my lap. I wasn't seeking after it. It sought me. In the same way, I wasn't seeking after singing in church again - my husband somehow knew without me saying it.

I see all of these things as God's faithfulness in my life. I give praise and glory to the One whom deserves it. It is not my my own merits that I am doing the things I am doing it is by His.

Last week, I held auditions for the CCHbands Concert Choir. I have a choir of about 18-19 voices that will be rehearsing every Monday and Thursday during the hour that Martin takes beginning band.
Yesterday, I held the first rehearsal for the Concert Choir.
I am back in the game. I have the best of both worlds. I get to be with my children 24/7, teach them at home, and also teach and train young voices to sing. My heart is soaring.

His faithfulness is beyond what I can even find words to express. He cares about the small details. He has brought me out of a long and hard, but also joyful season of babies, diapers, sleepless nights, long days, seminary, and homeschooling for the past 7 of those years, and then blessed my socks off by giving me back everything that I had given up.

Only He could do something like that. It is my prayer now that all of these things that He has given back to me will be used for His glory. 


  1. Congrats Larissa on worship team and concert choir! You will be wonderful for both!

  2. How wonderful that you are able to do all the things that you enjoy.