i am a ... sister!

....I interrupt my previously scheduled “i am …” series to bring you the first of two highlights from our church’s family retreat last weekend.


Today is a video of a comical skit performed by my friends and me. Enjoy! After you watch it, I’ll share the secret of how it all developed.

In case your email doesn't contain the video, here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxFsZDdEWA8

Now what’s really funny to me is how God can take a complete lack of talent and an abundance of fears and transform them into a joyfilled experience.

You see, on our annual church retreats, we have “Share Your Gifts” nights, my contribution usually being an appreciative audience member. This year I wondered what, if anything, I could do. Alas, I cannot sing a single note on key. But, secretly I can lip-sync with the best of them. Then again, I’m way too scared to do anything by myself. Yet I was also a little afraid to ask anyone to join me in such a ridiculous endeavor. Would they laugh at me? Or just think I’m bizarre?
The small group I attend is studying “authentic relationships,” so I bared my soul and popped the question to my posse. A movement was born! Patty dreamed up costumes. Diane suggested my daughter choreograph our moves, which she did (that was my Lauren dancing in the audience after she successfully led us through our routine!) Even funnier than our performance were our practices. If laughing were an Olympic sport, we won 7 gold medals.
This just shows how God can use us despite our weaknesses, or in this case, because of them.
I usually focus on what I lack.
I usually succumb to my fears.
This time, I took a chance and ended up with a memory of a lifetime.
Whoever said that it isn't fun to be a Christian - isn't hanging around with the right Christians!




Michele Katherine said...

I was able to watch it on youtube, OUTSTANDING!!, I loved it! Sometimes the best memories are ones that make us laugh. Thanks for entertaining me.
Have a good night,
Michele Katherine

Terri Tiffany said...

WOnderful! Most all of my best experiences have been with my Christian friends:)

Audrey said...

that was awesome!!!!! I laughed!!!!!!

Mari said...

I loved this! Hooray for you for stepping out of your comfort zone. I bet God smiled while watching you too!

Betsy said...

I started my day off with this skit and and I couldn't stop laughing.

Mary T said...

I'm loving your posts, Susan.
And to see this clip of the Family Retreat made me miss you all so much. But thanks, it was fun to see it.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Isn't it the unexpected times with girlfriends that are just the best?
So glad to share the mirth!

Dawn said...

Wow Susan, that was spectacular!!!! I really enjoyed it and you could tell you and all the other sisters did too! Too funny! Congrats on stepping out of the comfort zone!
Love, Dawn

Karen said...

This is wonderful! You all did such a great job! Doesn't Susan Creange look just like the Flying Nun???

By the way, the Pope called....he wants his runaway nuns to return to the Convent of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood immediately!

Cathy said...

I LOVED it!! Looks like you had a blast!

Therese said...

Well done! I enjoyed it very much.

Betsy said...

hope you won't mind forwarding to all "my sisters" that would have so much fun watching this.

Linda B said...

Great Sister Act!

Linda B said...

Great Sister Act!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

LOL! Delightful! I'm sure the Lord was clapping along with the rest of us. :)


Cheri Bunch said...

I LOVE it, Susan! :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Too, too, too cute and funny! I liked it better than the movie version. You girls are winners!!!

Now I know why the Lord directed me to your blog today, Susan. I needed this smile to end my Saturday...


quietspirit said...

Thank you for the laugh. This is too funny. I have seen it done three other times. At church functions. The one time it was at a banquet. And the pastor had the women do it in the church service the next day.
I am enjoying your series.

JoEllen said...

This was Great! Thank you for not holding back.

Maria I. Morgan said...

This was hilarious, Susan! You stepped outside of your comfort zone and God blessed you with the memory of a lifetime!!

Thanks for stopping by over @ Life Lessons! And for your words of encouragement! Your comment read much like a prayer, and I appreciate your wisdom and insight. Have a wonderful week! Hugs & Blessings!