Monday, April 28, 2008
I am so frustrated with the way things are going at my house of worship. There is just a general 'malaise' about the whole thing...Maybe we are just too 'conservative Lutheran' for our own good. I understand that worship is a response to our relationship with our Lord & Savior and that it is personal between each of us and our Creator....- but I know He deserves our complete, joyful, sold out, loving praise and adoration. The bible says He hates 'lukewarm' and will 'spit it out'! ...and I'm afraid that's what we've become....or maybe I'm becoming more bold in my thinking as I get older....as it is now most folks are uncomfortable even clapping or raising their hands in praise....last fall a group of us had a vision for a new "progressive" youth service ( which means more loud & rocking than anything else we've ever done :) and it seemed like an awesome undertaking....but we are just not getting the attendance or support that we thought it would. Which is a major part of my frustration- there are church families around us that are thriving with this kind of worship service- growing in leaps and bounds! And so we go on 'haitus' for the rest of the summer.....thankfully God never goes on 'haitus'... the bottom line is that God would be Glorified.....maybe if we had a latte cart the people would come......
at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
or Tax Day, as it's also known....even tho' I whine about having to pay taxes, I still am grateful that I can afford to pay them- that means we have enough- and that we are living in the greatest country in the world, inspite of what others may believe or try to sell.....we have been blessed to be a blessing, I believe. And most of the good things that America, and we as Americans, do around the world, strangely seems to escape the media's attention. But God sees it all....so 'pay it forward'....you truly CANNOT 'out give' God! ( but it's kinda fun to try :) Blessings & Joy <><
at 10:01 PM