Day 12: Singing

Day 12: Singing

31 Days of God-related attitude 
I love singing. I sang in talent shows, children’s musicals and high school choir growing up. For some reason I can pick up melodies and harmonies after only one hearing.

When I joined a church choir I discovered I was a tenor. What’s amusing about singing tenor is I’m usually among less than a handful of ladies who also sing tenor. The guys always made us feel welcome regardless. I kinda liked hanging out with the guys. I digress.

Years later when I auditioned for an Easter production I learned I was a true first tenor. I can sing second tenor but I’m scraping the basement and it doesn’t sound very pretty.

When I sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, I know I’m tiptoeing into second alto range and usually on the verge of falsetto. However, this morning as I was singing a devotional set I learned my voice doesn’t sound half as bad as I once thought.

When amplified by a microphone I can hear everything including a natural vibrato. I have auditioned for solos but never got one so I thought my voice sucked outside of my shower and car. Yes, I need more vocal training but at least I know I have something to work with.

My devotional set partner says I complement his baritone/bass voice very well and I have “perfect pitch.” That was the first time anyone ever said my voice sounded good.

He said a number of other things but it has given me the confidence I needed to sing “Above all,” a David Crowder song with this killer chorus where in one breath I sing the word “Holy” in eight different notes. It sounded great and I could feel His presence all over it as we declared Jesus’ holiness and worth.

I am eternally thankful I can minister to my Savior through my voice that doesn’t sound like crap. I must remember: God doesn’t make junk.

What are you thankful for today?

Day 1, Savior
Day 2, Washing machine
Day 3, Prayer Room
Day 4, Two HP Printers
Day 5, Great teachers
Day 9, Lawyers
Day 10, Humor
Day 11, Dogs
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