Saturday, December 04, 2010


I have a confession...I'm terrified.

tomorrow is our annual Christmas Carol Concert at the Cathedrale downtown. Over 1000 people will be there.

And I'm reading in front of them.

For most people, this wouldn't be a big deal. But speaking in public is a huge fear I've had all my life. Other than something awful happening to one of my family members, this is one of the things in life that scares me most.

But I'm going to stand up at the front of that beautiful church tomorrow and read 6 verses from Isaiah.

I just have to remember that this isn't about me.

My sweet 9 year old had some advice for me when I asked what I'd do if I messed up.
And here is what she said...
Mama, the people who are your friends know how brave you are for just doing it. The people that don't know you, well, most of them don't speak English anyway. And plus, you just have to learn to laugh things off.

Pretty wise advice, I think!


ditdit said...

Good luck! I am terrible at speaking in front of lots of people, too. I wish I could come to this concert, but I have my nieces and nephews over tomorrow afternoon for a birthday party.

Tammy said...

From the mouths of babes. :o) She sounds wise beyond her years...and you are blessed! I'm sure you did great...the pictures looked beautiful. **hugs**

Michelle James said...

Dear Megan,

I'm not sure I have been in contact with you before, I found your details on your blog, I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request!

I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find English speaking expats to profile who have recently bought property in France. I wonder if you or any expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV). The program is a spin-off of the popular House Hunters and has spent the last several seasons exploring the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries. HHI is about a personal journey of discovery and the making of life-long dreams.

The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different. A great deal of effort will be made to capture rich visuals and to provide sequences where viewers will be exposed to local vistas, traditions, lifestyles and architecture.

Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes and many thanks,


Michelle James


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