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8 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana May -- On The Record -- Lay down your burdens of fear LITrLE BIRD I look up to the little bird/That flies across the sky/He sings the clearest melody/It makes me want to cry/It makes me want to sit right down/And cry, cry, cry/l look along the city streets/So dark with raging fear/And I wish that I could be that bird/And fly away from here/l wish I had the wings/To fly away from here. (REFRAIN) But Mama, I feel so alone/Mama, where do I go Mama, what do I know/Mama will it be so?/They always say that you knew best/But this little bird's fallen/Out of that nest/Now I got a feeling/That I might have been lefl/I just got to put/These wings to test. For I'm just a gentle soul/Who's weighted, weighted to the ground/Give me the strength to carry on/rill I can lay my burden down/Give me the strength/To lay this burden down. (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE} Written and Sung by Annie Lennox Copyright (c) 1992 by BMG Records Is something holding you back in life? Do you ever feel that you are not becoming who you By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST i want to be? If so, then you can identify with the person in Annie Lennox's latest release, "Little Bird." This person realizes that "I just got to put these wings to test." She chooses to move be- yond her dissatisfaction about her life. She knows she is a "gentle soul who's weighted, weighted to the ground." Although she doesn't name this weight, some burden keeps her life from really taking off. Yet, she prays, "Give me the strength to lay this burden down." A common burden for many of us is fear. We may have a dream or goal we want to reach. However, fear's voice within us can be so strong. Fear can think of hundreds of ways we might fail. It tells us that we will look foolish if we try and do not succeed. So how do we lay down this burden of fear? I've gleaned some answers to this question by watching teens I work with in my counseling practice. Here are a few suggestions: 1. State right up front that you are afraid. Hidden fear just gets a stronger hold on us. Talk about your fear to someone whom you trust, someone who will be your ally as you face the way fear would control your life. 2. Formulate a plan. Fear tries to convince us that what we want to achieve is "im Fear wants us to feel overwhelmed and give t But when we break a goal down into manageable steps, our successes build confi- -: dence. When we see that we are making toward the goal, we are less likely to believe what fear tells us. 3. Reach out for help. Determine what of assistance you need. Then keep until you find the right person who you to stick to your plan. For example, to college is your goal, but the financial loan forms don't make sense to you, keep someone who understands these forms process of attaining the needed money. 4. See disappointment and apparent for what they really are -- indicators that plan needs refining, not permanent to success. When feeling discouraged, ask for guidance. With God's help, we can turn a setback into feedback on how to try anew, this time with added knowledge about doesn't work. Such information makes the way to success one step clearer. :: Your life is tremendously significant. Yo dreams and goals can be realized. Like the "little bird," take off to fly. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, BOX Rockport, IN 47635.) .- Summer institute for Young Musicians League The pastoral environs of Maple Mount, Ky., and New Harmony, Ind., will come alive for three weeks in June asthe lgth season of Music at Maple Mount--A Summer In- stitute for Young Musicians gets under way. The Institute has become well known in the tri-state for providing quality educational experiences for young musi- cians through personal and caring instruction in a serene setting. Major areas of activity include Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Composition, Chamber Music, Piano, Voice, Harp, Guitar, and Pri- vate Lessons on the Cadet or Senior level. An integral part of the In- stitute is the opportunity for students of music to share their achievements through public performances. For the first time, the Festival Or- chestra and Chorus will give the season's gala final concert on the stage of Cannon Hall, in RiverPark Center, June 19, at 8:15 p.m. The public is in- vited, free of charge. Following is a list of fesfi: val performances: Performances in Kentucky June 6--Alumni Concert; Maple Mount Chapel, 3 p.m. June 9--Choral Evensong, Maple Mount Chamber Choir & Orchestra, featuring sacred works of Vivaldi; Roofless Church, New Harmony, IN, 5:30 p.m. June lO--New Music Lec- ture/Recital with coordinator David Dzubay, composer-in- residence, Maple Mount Music Center, 7 p.m. June l 1--Faculty Show- case Concert; Owensboro High School Auditorium, fea- turing the "Trout" Quintet of Franz Schubert, 8:15 p.m. > June 12--Nashville Sym- phony "Summer Pops '93" with Marilyn Taylor, so- prano, and James Allbritten, tenor; Maple Mount Am- phitheatre, 7 p.m. Pro-concert performance of "Red Hot and Country" by the Holiday World, IN Musical Show Cast; Lori Koch, Director, 6:15 p.m. June 13--Amadeus on the Ohio VII, with members of the Louisville Orchestra; Executive Inn Showroom Lounge, Owensboro, 4 p.m. June 17bSelect Student Recital; Maple Mount Orches- Performances at  D-O.W.N'T-O.W'N 301 MAIN ST. VINCENNES, IN 47591 i i a Visiting Nurse Plus, Inc., offers companion caregiring for comfort, care and peace of ruing A little help can make big difference. 425-0853 tra Room; 2 p.m. Spotlight on Chamber Music, Maple Mount Chapel, 8:15 p.m. June 18--Festival Band & Jazz Ensemble; Cadet Orches- tra; Owensboro High School Auditorium. 7 15.m. June 19---Gala Final Insti- tute Concert - Chorus, Or- chestra and Band; RiverPark Center, 8:15 p.m. NOTE: All 10 performance listed above are free to the public (June 6-19, 1993). Harmony June New Harmony Inn.! House, 4:30 p.m., d d charge. June 25--The in Concert; Clowes The Atheneum, mission June chamber Music Clowes Theatre Atheneum, 4:30 p.n,, sion charge. POSITION AVAILABLE - DIRECTOR OF I00ELIOIOUS St. John's, a small central city parish in Evansville, is seeking a part time D.R.E. in team ministry. Applicant should have soz experience in religious education or area. 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