Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thanks for that...whatever that was

In the movie Cabin Boy there is a scene where this guy is dancing -- and Chris Elliot says, "Thanks for that...whatever that was." The other day those were my sentiments exactly. Bobby and I went to a great bluegrassy concert. But before the concert began I noticed that these people brought in some hula hoops and I thought "huh what is going on here." As the show began these people began hula hooping to the music. I mean it was crazy, this wasn't your elementary school hula hooping--they were using their necks, legs, and fingers to hoop along to the music, they were serious about this hula hooping. It was really like a train wreck you just couldn't stop watching, this was quite the amazing once in a lifetime experience, it really was one of the silliest things I have ever seen.

But here is the thing, these people were pretty much a spectacle but they were doing something they loved and really feeling the music. So here is my question why can't more of us act this way in worship? I mean these people were at a Bluegrass concert making fools of themselves for Old Crow Medicine Show. Why can't we get into worship this much, why can't we let go and not care that others are watching and that they might be pointing fingers and snickering at us. I mean people thought that David was literally insane due to his singing and dancing.

So who's bringing their hula hoop to church on Sunday??

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

one of those days

Have you ever had one of those days, where you wake up and everything is going along swimmingly, it seems it is going to be a great day, then all of a sudden something comes your way that takes you out like a Mack truck? It might not be a really awful thing but right now in this season of your life it is very discouraging. Well it has been one of those days for me.

I am praying for God's guidance, wisdom, love for others, understanding, and rationale.

Friday, August 7, 2009

summer nights

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ~Wallace Stevens
The weather has been glorious this week, the days have been mild and breezy and the nights have never smelled sweeter. Weeks like this are what get me iching for fall, I love fall and I can almost taste it this week. However, I am sure it is just a teasing since we still have a full month of summer and the month of September before it will truly be fall here in VA. So I am trying to wait patiently and enjoy the moment that I am in. So I will enjoy this wonderful mild week of the summer and prepare to drink in the sticky days that are sure to come after this beautiful week.