Let’s Take it From the Top

What’s up world!  The past couple of years have been a whirlwind!  Naomi and I are parents-times-four now.  We also have our own home.  As you could probably tell from my last post, the segue out of full-time music was not an easy one, but it was a necessary one.  The transition into corporate America into my first new “real” job wasn’t what I’d expected.  Being laid off 4-plus months later was a sharp contrast to the vision of success that I’d painted in my head.  However, hindsight is often 20/20. I can see how God has taken me on this road for a reason.  Sometimes what feels like detours are actually scenic byways.  ashley-knedler-43546-unsplashLet go of your schedule and enjoy the view!  After meeting at need as Office Administrator at my church for the past 17 months I’m happy to report that I’ve dusted off my freelancing shoes, and have started to flex those exciting self-employment muscles again!

Giving life to a dream’s plan is similar to a music rehearsal.  We invariably make mistakes as we’re exploring possibilities.  The beauty of rehearsal is that no matter what mistakes are made, you can always stop and say “Let’s take it from the top, shall we?  Let’s start over. Start fresh. Let’s begin again…


In life, we’re not given the luxury of rehearsal.  We CAN still take the opportunity to say, let’s start over.  Let’s begin again.  Let’s see if we can apply some of the things that we learned from the last time we were in this groove, singing this, using this skill.

We all have a song to sing.  Every day I want to wake up and no matter how I slept, or how many of my children climbed into my bed, or what I think about the news, or current events……”Let’s take it from the top.”