I admit I have a problem. I am a born people pleaser.
Maybe that is why I was born a performer as well. I crave attention, applause, and approval. My audience is unseen, but God does have a front seat.
However, as a young girl, I would set up my teen idols faces from the latest teen magazine in my living room and pretend the pictures were watching my singing and dancing performances.
They must have loved me because of their dazzling white smiles, especially Donny Osmond!
By the time I graduated from high school, I took my faith very seriously, married and went on tour with Sound of Joy, a contemporary singing group. Performing every night, but with a true calling in my heart and it was true joy. People were watching and they were pleased. Life was good.
Once we settled down, my husband fell into the role of Music & Youth minister. I was now playing the part of minist…