Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nothing More Constant than Change....

Dear Fellow choristers, My friends....

Today was a bitter /sweet Sunday. I was released from my calling as Primary Chorister, and as the tears fell...I was called to be the 2nd counselor of the Primary....and then the tears really started to fall. :)

The past two and a half years have been a joy to me. I have never felt so encompassed by the spirit through each step of my calling. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to serve and hope someday I can have this calling again. It's simply too much fun.

I am grateful to all of you for your kind remarks and words of encouragement as I have shared the inspirations I received for this calling, and I'm grateful if I helped you in any way.

Now...what to do about this blog.... Well, obviously I will not be posting new ideas since I will need to concentrate on my new calling, but the suggestions on this blog will be at your disposal.

If I could leave you with one suggestion that I learned as I've had the privilege of serving in this capacity...., Don't rely on blogs like this one to do your calling for you. They are great resources and I benefited many times from others ideas, but YOU were called as Chorister of your ward primary for a reason. The Lord is waiting to help you grow if you will come unto him and ask Him how He would like you to teach these children. I have a testimony that He has made up for everything I lacked coming into this calling. He consistently gave me answers, lesson plans, and words to speak that made all the difference to the children I was called to teach. He knows their hearts and the way they learn best. Trust Him. Go to Him. You will find miracles are waiting for you and those kids.

Thank you for all you do in serving children of this church. We are truly raising a mighty generation that will have the strength to overcome all and endure to the end because they know the Truth and love the Savior.

I know my Savior Lives and Loves us. He is my friend, and I am so grateful to serve Him in anyway I can.


Bless you All,

Melanie Ketcheson ( aka: The Crazy Chorister)

13 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing the great ideas, and good luck on your new calling. You will, of course, do wonderfully!

Lindsey Cortes said...

Thanks for doing what you have done! I love the ideas and have really enjoyed your blog. Best wishes in your new calling. If your new primary chorister comes up with some good ideas will you please send them our way?

Bridges said...

Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. You will be missed here, but LUCKY YOU...you still get to be in Primary!

Kelly said...

we will miss you and good luck on your new calling

BRAD AND WHITNEY said...

Thanks for all the ideas you have shared and for your hard work. Also for the advice to rely on the Spirit and guidance from the Lord. So true.
Best of luck with your new calling-- so lucky to still be in Primary!

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

Thank you so much for all you've done! I've gotten great ideas from you! Maybe with this blog, you could start a list of people who do or will post their music ideas? I'd love to hear from other people... and I'd pledge to add some ideas on my blog :) My sister and I share a blog and it just so happens that we have the same primary music calling :) I'd love to branch out!

www.vintagegingerpeaches.com

Farrah said...

Melanie! Okay I cannot believe that this is your blog! Your blog has helped me numerous times in my calling and I have loved all your ideas. This is just crazy that it happens to be my cousins wife's blog! Say what?! Best wishes in the future...at least you get to stay in primary. I just love it; one of the best places to be every Sunday!

Farrah (Jensen) Albright

Teea Lamb said...

Thank you so much for taking time to create and maintain this blog. It has really helped me and I have been able to take your ideas and run with them. Although I was very excited when I was first called, I was also overwhelmed and not quite sure what to do. Your blog was suggested to me as a resource, and what a resource it has been. Thank you! Good luck in all you do and God bless you.

katie said...

Thank you for all that you have offered! You have assisted me and enlightened my mind.
One quick question...can you email me the outline you followed each month? I think it was something like teach, review, review all songs for program, test knowledge. I actually don't remember very well, so if you could email me this monthly schedule you followed I would appreciate it so much!
katie.dance@gmail.com

Audra said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your inspirations with all of us. They have helped lead to many inspirations for me. The Lord has blessed me much with my calling, and finding help through others has been a great tool. Thank you for sharing fun ways to teach the gospel to our precious Primary children. Good luck in your new calling.

P said...

Thank you for sharing your creative ideas--I will miss reading your latest posts, but will continue to mine info off your blog for months to come. Best wishes to you.

Marsha said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas! I'm so glad you will leave this blog up for those of us who are new and struggle with creativity. Your ideas are amazing and have saved me on many a late Saturday night. Enjoy your new calling!

Marsha

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for the time and love you've put into your calling and into your blog. I am working on year 4 as a primary chorister and have come to absolutely love my calling. Many a Sunday I have come to your blog for inspiration on teaching a song or reviewing a song. The kids have LOVED each idea I have borrowed from your blog. Please know the amazing impact you have had on my experience as Primary Chorister. With love,

Jennifer (Utah)

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