Wednesday, July 31, 2013


A few months ago I had the dubious distinction, I mean, pleasure, of playing Sonny from Sonny and Cher at our women's retreat. My friend Becky and I were singing I Got You, Babe. I searched for suitable "Sonny" attire, downloaded the karaoke version of the song from iTunes, learned the lyrics, and still couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I had actually agreed to do this.  I was freaking out for the entire weekend leading up to our performance during the Saturday Night Variety Show. (You should really check out our's like none other!) Seriously, it was stealing my joy. I was losing my mojo.

Fifteen minutes before showtime, I was in the bathroom practicing in the mirror and I figured it was time to put Sonny's moustache on and BAM! With that little furry thing glued to my upper lip, my inner Sonny was unleashed. This nasally voice came out of nowhere and I was Sonny! I stopped trying to actually sing well, and just let the nasal tones fly. It was hilarious! I had a blast, "my" Cher had a blast, and the audience had a blast.

I learned two things that weekend: I am more of a ham than I had realized. And, when we pray for God to use us as He sees fit, we may find ourselves with a stick-on moustache and tinted sunglasses having the time of our lives.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen Debbie running around Fox River and finally had the pleasure of meeting her last week. She dropped of her book for my daughter and we were holding the rummage for Operation Mimi. I love to read and rather than steal (borrow?) from Heidi I bought one for myself and Debbie graciously signed it for me. I have already finished it, in one night - did I say I love to read? - and I am so waiting for the next book(s) in the series. Lifted my heart and kept me relishing in God's love that he has for all of his children. Thanks Debbie!