June 4, 2010
Many people don't know this about me, but I am a very talented musician. I played the flute for three years in middle school, eventually reaching second to last chair.
In the seventh grade, I was awarded "Musician of the Month." When presenting the award to me, my band teacher talked a lot about determination and courage, but very little about talent and bright futures. I'm sure this was so my classmates wouldn't resent me.
At my sister's wedding last week, my dad gave me an unexpected gift: my flute! He found it in a box in his attic.
Last night, I played the flute for the first time in twenty years. I'm just as good as I remembered.
All talents should be shared, and I am thrilled to finally have one that is appropriate for church.
Question: Parting gift or welcome present?
Specifically, should I sign up to play the flute (I only do solos of course) during during church services on my last Sunday in Pennsylvania or my first Sunday in Orlando?
It's a very tough decision, but one that could mean the difference between being always remembered and instant popularity.