How in the world did I become a NUN?
It’s been ten years. I haven’t danced a dance, tapped a toe, or sung a show tune for quite some time. (Unless you count those times in the basement when my kids weren’t looking.) I decided to audition for Sister Act.
My heart racing, I belted my song…and made the show. I silently prayed for two things: 1. I would not have a heart attack during choreography. 2. This show would be a God-given mission.
There’s nothing like the sparkle and challenge of performing onstage. I love musical theater.
More than the performance, however, I love the relationships. Working with a cast and crew is a wonderful experience. When you spend months sweating together, you bond.
Our cast and crew came from all walks of life. I was one of the older ones. (OK, well, maybe…the oldest!) I loved the talented men and women who worked on and off stage.
Life is about relationships, after all. God’s work is about loving others. This God stuff works well in theatre. I listened to woes, prayed for ailing mommas, picked up lost costumes and talked to anxious performers. I observed joyful interactions and silently prayed for those in crisis around me.
Yep, I hoofed it, but there was more.
The play “Sister Act” was about redemption, reconciliation and….God’s love. That’s what life is all about.
…And that’s why I became a nun. I’m thanking God for the experience.
8 thoughts on “Fun Friday: My life as a nun”
So cute 🙂 such good memories!
So much fun!
I know you got great earthly reviews and I’m certain your Heavenly report card was A+.
Thank you ! I sure hope so!
I remember how supportive you (and everyone in the cast) were when I was doubting my ability to remember the Brad-ography… thank you for your prayers and your friendship Laurie. Your article and photos brought back fond memories… sending love to you. 💕
Oh- Dawn! What fun we had! I have missed it so much! I love the sparkle and helping people escape for a magical moment! Loved being with you, sister!
You looked fantastic as a nun… the wisest one there! I’m sure the audience loved it just as much as you did playing the part.
Thank you! It was so much fun to make people laugh! 😜