aka The Frazzled Mom
miraculous – performed by or involving a supernatural power or agency, of the nature of a miracle; marvelous.
When creating the title of this post, I was actually thinking of the Peter Pan movie with Jason Isaacs, the one where everyone is saying “I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!” It was in response to Tinker Bell’s death and the idea that by speaking out loud the belief, it would reverse her death. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the outcome. At any rate, it got me thinking of miracles and the lack of belief in them. I certainly believe in miracles. I had a personal experience with one that I’d posted before, about retrieving my brother-in-law’s wallet from the ocean. How sad it is that some don’t believe. What do they have left?
Though the movie (and book) aren’t Christian by any means, that moment has made me think about my own faith in God and Jesus Christ. It isn’t enough that I think of my belief. It means more to say it out loud. And when someone on YouTube, on the television or anywhere in public has the courage to speak out about their faith, I’m truly inspired. Chris Pratt is one of those celebrities. Despite what his family has been going through, he’s kept the faith. I hope he continues to do so. Being in the midst of Hollywood, one can become easily corrupted by their views.
Last night, we had the opportunity to attend a concert: Warmer In Winter. Lindsey Stirling is a violinist whose popularity grew thanks to some well-done videos posted on YouTube. I’d listened to her music for years, and always enjoyed it, but it was when I saw her performing in a video that I was impressed. She moves. Not just a slight sway back and forth. She dances, jumps and spins as she plays. It’s a treat for both the eyes and the ears. Not to mention, some of her songs are very geeky, like Skyrim, Zelda, Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed III. She’s collaborated with Peter Hollens and the Piano Guys, to name a few. The style of music might not be for everybody, but I certainly enjoy it. That’s coming from someone who enjoys film scores to classical music to Sting/The Police.
I’m rambling, so here’s my point: I’ve seen her posts on Facebook. She doesn’t hide her faith. But I was curious if she’d be so bold as to proclaim it in front of an audience. I got my answer last night.
The evening ended with grumpy people pushing to leave the theater, gets to their cars and go home. As we headed to the parking structure, some random girl gave my son the middle finger. It wasn’t a great end to a night that I was already struggling with. I’d forgotten how unpleasant concertgoers can be. I’m not doing that again. However, I still want to support this amazing artist and her boldness that I wish I had and that I hope my kids use as a model for their own lives. The video above wasn’t the only time she spoke about her faith.
Lindsey Stirling gives an amazing performance. If you aren’t able to attend, check out her videos online and buy her albums. There’s more than one way to support this great performer.