Archive for May, 2007

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When God answers

May 5, 2007

I love my job.  If I were working in construction or mortgages or whatever, I would no doubt still be singing and involved in music so the fact that I get to do it weekly at Sunset is a huge blessing.  I have been praying and searching for months about who God would bring along side me in my role as the work load has greatly increased with the additional service format change that we began at the beginning of the year.

God answered by providing not one, but two people who have joined me weekly to help in what it takes to make Sunday’s happen at Sunset.  Jill Hofer, who has been playing piano for the choir and on worship teams is now helping me with creating charts for the band to read for the songs we play.  She is VERY good at both playing music and charting it…and she has already been a HUGE help to the bands as we prepare the music each week. 

In addition, Aaron Soule who has been drumming for Sunset for 6 plus years, has begun assisting in recruiting, scheduling and shaping the bands as we head into the summer.  He will also be helping to make many things that are already great at Sunset in regards to worship and the arts…better.  His official title is Praise Band Director, and Jill’s is Assistant Praise Band director.   I will post both of their pictures on this post when they send them to me so you can know who these two people are!

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Laughter

May 4, 2007

So many things point to how awesome God is….and to me one of the biggest is laughter and humor.  I’m thrilled that He created the universe, has ultimate power, defeated death, loves me and I could go on and on.  But I’m so thankful that God created laughter. 

I imagine that Jesus is quick and generous with His smile.  And that if He were talking to me now, He would know exactly what to say to make me laugh no matter what.  Much the same way I can do with my daughter Macy when she’s upset. At least until she’s a teenager.  When I think about the people I’m closest to in life, it’s usually people that among other things I can laugh with freely.

This weekend at my church the theme is Life is too short not to laugh a lot.  I’m going to sit in the front row and laugh loudly and obnoxiously the whole service before Ron even finishes his sentences.  Just to support the theme.  Just kidding.

Here is a short list of proof God has a hilarious sense of humor.

*He made our armpits ticklish. He didn’t have to do that.

*Nose hair.  Do we really need it?  If so why do I keep trimming mine?

*Certain baboon body parts, the way penguins walk, and turtle’s necks….I could go on forever about animals.

*Have you ever really just stared at someone’s nose for a good two minutes?  I guarantee you if you concentrate completely on their nose and in particular the nostrils you will eventually laugh.  Images

*He designed our bodies, which means, He designed the fart.

Any more examples of God’s sense of humor?  I’d love to read them!

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Laughter

May 4, 2007

So many things point to how awesome God is….and to me one of the biggest is laughter and humor.  I’m thrilled that He created the universe, has ultimate power, defeated death, loves me and I could go on and on.  But I’m so thankful that God created laughter. 

I imagine that Jesus is quick and generous with His smile.  And that if He were talking to me now, He would know exactly what to say to make me laugh no matter what.  Much the same way I can do with my daughter Macy when she’s upset. At least until she’s a teenager.  When I think about the people I’m closest to in life, it’s usually people that among other things I can laugh with freely.

This weekend at my church the theme is Life is too short not to laugh a lot.  I’m going to sit in the front row and laugh loudly and obnoxiously the whole service before Ron even finishes his sentences.  Just to support the theme.  Just kidding.

Here is a short list of proof God has a hilarious sense of humor.

*He made our armpits ticklish. He didn’t have to do that.

*Nose hair.  Do we really need it?  If so why do I keep trimming mine?

*Certain baboon body parts, the way penguins walk, and turtle’s necks….I could go on forever about animals.

*Have you ever really just stared at someone’s nose for a good two minutes?  I guarantee you if you concentrate completely on their nose and in particular the nostrils you will eventually laugh.  Images

*He designed our bodies, which means, He designed the fart.

Any more examples of God’s sense of humor?  I’d love to read them!

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What if

May 2, 2007

Please try to answer only one of these questions in your reply.  Everyone deserves a turn.

*What if you were the one person who stored fat in your ear lobes?

*What if people knew what we were like ALL the time?

*What if poo poo smelled really, really good?  Would passing gas be a sign of respect and admiration?

*What if tomorrow was literally the last day before Christ came back?  Would you fight with anyone?

*What if moles could grow on your teeth if you skipped a day of brushing?

*What if George Bush read your blog and commented?  (GW, if you’re scared to comment I understand, what if I didn’t write the poo poo comment?  Would you feel better about it?)