Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Co-worker: Whatcha doing for New Year's?

Me: Church.

Co-worker: Oh.

Me: Yeah. And my church is full of Caribbeans

Co-worker: I don't understand. What does it mean that your church is full of Caribbeans?

Other Co-workers: Yeah [confused faces abound]

Me: They totally know how to party.

Co-worker the First: Oh! So you're going to a party at your church. I thought you were going to church.

Me: I totally am going to church. And we're going to party.

Co-workers: Oh.

Me: Yup!

That's right, folks, you can go to church, worship God, hang out with God's, and it can totally be a party!  The Bible even says so:

Praise the Lord !
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens! 

Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness! 

Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp! 
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe! 

Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord !
Praise the Lord !

Psalm 150 ESV

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Mary did you know that we would celebrate your Son for ages to come?
That He would save us and save you from the death we were due?
Did you know that we would lift Him and hate Him, rebuke Him and praise Him

Oh Mary
Sweet Mary
Mother and servant
Treasuring these things in your heart against the sword that will come to cut it out

The gift you'd been given cost more than you ever had
And His reward to you will never end
You will worship your Son as He honors your steadfast love
So that we may all rise up to be called blessed by Him