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Archive for April, 2008
My friend Bobby Marchessault is a Chargers fan, but don’t hold that against him. He has a great blog which he updates a lot called MyWorshipRevolution. He just signed up to receive updates from my blog. I asked how that was possible and he referenced me to a video that explains subscribing to blogs. Now, I don’t have to go to all my favorite blogs to find updates, they come to me, because I’ve subscribed to them. The new content comes straight to me, like email – but for blogs. I’d like to encourage you to watch the video (above) and subscribe to my blog. It will be easier for you… trust me.
Seems like everyone has a philosophy of worship mixing. Although most everyone I know subscribes to a similar philosophy as I do, I know of others. Depending on what you have going on, what you’re shooting for – I believe there can be right answers for each scenario. However, I have come up with the following to support my decisions. Although not exhaustive, for our purposes, I believe they illustrate the concept quite nicely. As always, feel free to agree with me exclusively.
Yes, today has been a little rough. BUT, Jen and I saw a great movie with my parents called, St. John in Exile – it is actually a one man stage show, filmed in the mid-90s at the Church on the Way. Check it out if you can. You’ll dig it.
Driving there and back, we listened to a song (on repeat) that has calmed me called Womb with a View, by Jonathan Coulton. Listen to it. I’m sure you’ll love it too.
I don’t know her first name, but her last name is Pac-Man. This thing has been going on in my mind for a long time now. She looks every bit as good today as she did when we first met. I remember all the time we spent together that summer in Michigan… (C.W. will back me up on that). The three of us hangin’ together at the Gaslight Theater, or in the basement of the Bartley House. Sometimes I follow her trail on eBay. Now, I see her every Wednesday at Men’s Lunch at Valentini’s Pizza. I just can’t get her out of my mind. I’m sure you can see why.
Tonight, Apple Valley Ultrastar Theater is showing the opera, Madama Butterfly – by PUCCINI. This production was recorded by the San Francisco Opera. I believe it shows at 7pm tonight at a cost, per ticket, of $20. I am a huge fan of this all digital theater. The picture is the clearest I’ve seen – equal to Disney’s El Capitan! Amazing quality. I would join you tonight, but I have a prior engagement, so, sadly, you’re on your own. Enjoy. Oh- and if you end up going, please comment on it here. I’d love to hear reviews from you, my friends.
Also, tomorrow and Thursday, they are showing the opera Carmen. Again, $20. I’ll see if my Life Group wants to go, but somehow, I doubt it… unless it turns out to be Carmen’s Hip-Hopera (which actually exists).
Yesterday, we did just that… again. It was awesome, if you ask me. Sure, it was windy and a little bit cool, but nice just the same. I confessed to Darla (our church logistics director) this morning that, normally I freak out when circumstances change and service goes differently. This week, though, I planned ahead and intentionally changed my mind about the whole thing – believing that God would do His work regardless, like He always does. So I got prepared, got set up, and went through as much of a sound check/rehearsal as we could and got underway. I let the Holy Spirit do His work without hindrance from me, and the service was incredible. Jen and I ate lunch afterwards, then I went home to get our dogs to come back and play. A great day altogether. And to think, I could have missed it… I needed a change of heart, and God knew it. So He gave me a little perspective on things and I benefited greatly.
How about you? Church in the park work for you? Overall, I mean – apart from the noise and the wind, or the kids playing and the parents chasing them… all things considered, what is your take?
Banjo & Bagel had another big day today. We had church outside today, with a picnic after service. So I went home to pick them up and bring them back to the party. They putted around for a little while, sniffing all the new smells, then Jen and I walked them all around the park, then came home to their Kongs (toys with treats inside). They liked their Kongs, shared, and traded. Bagel is certainly the more determined of the two to get the ‘prize’ inside. He worked on his for about an hour. And after a couple short naps today, they headed off to bed, which they now share. Very cute.