If you attend South Bay Church, you probably know that I taught this past Sunday. We continued our "Heroes" message series and I taught on the life of Esther. What you most likely do NOT know is that, also on Sunday I:
- Had a moment of panic when I thought I had extremely bad body odor
- Cut my hair in my bathroom before church, and
- Got lost in the curtains and couldn't find my way off stage
On Sunday morning I was downstairs in our small office practicing my message while Andy was making breakfast. (Talk about role reversal!!!) Suddenly I started smelling onions. That's a really bad smell when you are in a small room with the door closed by yourself. It momentarily did not occur to me that Andy was sautéing some onions for an omelet, so I started smelling my armpits to see if it was me! I knew I was a little nervous, but I didn't think I was that sweaty! I was oh so relived when I realized that I was smelling breakfast and not my own body odor!
After breakfast I was brushing my teeth (to get rid of the onion smell, of course) when I noticed that my bangs looked too long. It is a huge pet-peeve of Andy's when my hair is covering my face while I'm on stage. This presented a big problem because my bangs weren't long enough to tuck behind my ear and I have very little skill when it comes to creative hair styling. So, I took a deep breath, got out some scissors, and tried to emulate what I had watched when the hairstylist cut my hair a couple months ago. I was, again, oh so relived that no one said to me on Sunday, "Oh, I see you're trying something new with your bangs!"
During the 2nd service as I turned to walk off stage, I suddenly found myself lost in a sea of black curtains. It felt like a horrible joke as I searched in vain for the doorway. I'm not sure if it could be seen from the audience, but it seriously felt like 10 extra seconds that I stood there trying to find the break in the curtain that I could slide behind. Awwww-kward!
So, that's a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my life of Sunday. Just keepin' it real, Folks!
By the way, if you would like to listen to the message click here.