The school year is officially in session. And this Jesus-loving girl is loving her classes! I am officially and 100 percent into my music education classes now. I'm learning how to run choral programs (even though I'm already mostly on my way to do that by the MANY choirs I've been involved in throughout the… Continue reading Goodbye Summer, Hello Junior Year
I've had a really great couple of days. That's half of the reason why I didn't blog yesterday. Because I was relishing in the good days I was having and I just wanted to experience it. The Sewanee Church Music Conference choir is working extra, EXTRA hard for our Evensong service tonight. Which we get… Continue reading Sewanee Day Five & Six: Pride
Holy poop guys. The first full day of the conference has come and gone. And boy was it busy. We started our day with a rehearsal. Lemme tell you. There's something sort of exciting about starting the day off with some singing. It's empowering. The clinician this week is Bob Simpson. He directs one of… Continue reading Sewanee Day Four: God’s Beauty
You're probably reading the title of this post and thinking, what the heck does black diamond mean and why does it apply to your music conference experience in Tennessee? I promise that the full meaning of this post will be revealed the more you read on. Please continue! Being in a place that is oozing God's handiwork… Continue reading Sewanee Day Three: Black Diamond
Today the conference starts. Can you sense my nervousness? Yes, I've already met a lot of people. Yes, they've been the nicest people I've ever met. Am I still scared? You bet I am. I'm one of the newbies! One of the ones that don't know where everything is (although coming down two days before… Continue reading Sewanee Day Two: Operation Explore
Hey friends! For those of you that are new to Messy Bun & Jesus, I'm so glad you're following me for this journey of mine in Tennessee. To my returnees, welcome back! I'm setting up this Sewanee series a little bit differently than I typically blog. When I blog usually, I like to make things… Continue reading Sewanee Day One: Into the Mountains
Change is a good thing, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
My first love experience was with my parents. I mean, they practically created me. I'm half of my dad and half of my mom. Plus they raised me well, in a household full of love. Then when I found church, which for me was much later in life, my next love was Jesus. And that will… Continue reading God Knew My Heart Needed You
There's something to say about getting up on stage in front of 80 middle schoolers and talking to them about Jesus. That's what I did this last Sunday. All by myself. I prepped, I practiced, and I preached, on stage, by myself with no one there to save me if I fell. And I fell… Continue reading Just Call Me Pastor Claire
The story I'm about to tell you is a real life poop story that happened to me and two of my best friends.