Showing posts from October, 2009

Guess I'm crazy...

I have heard both of these before, but I just saw them and just had to take a few minutes to write them down.. for all of us.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…”

-Steve Jobs / Apple

"The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."  Albert Einstein

Simple words

Trust... Proverbs 3:5

God has plans to prosper you not harm you...  Jer 29:11

all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.   Rom 8:28

Ordained, expectations

Big day for the Prillamans today.  I was ordained as a Deacon of Huguenot Road Baptist Church. Here is what that means to me.

1. I am now honor bound by my committment and covenant to engage as a servant leader within the ministries of HRBC.
2. I have been recognized by my congregation for my service to others and my dedication to using my blessings and  skills to further others' relationship with Christ.
3. I am now held to a higher standard for my words, actions, and deeds. This is due to my role as ordained by the church members as as set forth in the Bible 1 Timothy 3:8-10
4. Service to others must be paramount in my mind and actions. 
5. I commit to use my skills to further the work of the church in order to help the congregation spread the word. (e.g. administration, building, teaching, benevolence, inreach, outreach) Acts 6:1-7

1 Timothy 3:8-10 (NIV)
8Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9T…

License to shine

Family watched Coach Carter tonight.  First thing worth saying, is this is a good movie. It is well acted, and has a strong social message reinforcing accountability, and individual contribution within our larger societal construct. Bravo... Bring your A game and work together to make a difference in every life you come into contact with.. Be who you are, powerful and special, lighting the way for others to follow you, carry you, and beyond.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It&…

Flashback, Future, and Faith

The last few weeks have consisted of a bit of a rebirth of creative spirit for me.  Perhaps it is a result of my rehearsals and the concert at Bruton Parish. Perhaps it was just the end of Summer and a return to the energy of the Fall seasons in church and school. Perhaps it was the musical immersion at the cathedral and our wonderful trip to see friends and reminisce at both WCC and Juilliard a bit.  This creativity flows through my writing, my meetings, and my music alike, but it blurs my sense of exactness, creating the uncertainty and naivete of a young child. I feel as though I need a guide, a compass, a tune, or even just a reminder of my faith.

"Perhaps, the flute will be my guide" is what Tamino would say near the end of Act 1.

I'm never sure what to call  these periods of creativity, maybe they arise from the divine spark, maybe perspective, maybe rational, logical cycle of passion and energy sort of like a recharge of a battery.  I honestly don't know but I…