Lamenting is Worship Part 1 (but there’s 6 more parts – so if you like it see the related videos)
“Through Paul God tells us we should weep with those who weep. Enter redemptively with them whether we are suffering or not… How do we create a safe sanctuary for those who are suffering?”
Where is the place for this? Why are all our worship songs so “happy”? I really struggle with this in current corporate fellowship at “church”.
Background: this was Michael Card speaking back in 2009 at a Worship Summit. I was connected to him when he came to Richmond and my dear friend Tim in some way mentioned it, and I came with him. Beautifully he played the piano and worshipped God at the same time as telling the story of the Bible. For me, by far one of the best worship “experiences” I have been part of. So many of Michael’s songs resonate with me, especially El Shaddai – live with Michael Card and Amy Grant.
Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Very detailed and many nice little plot twists in this in-depth book that ends the Rama series. Even without reading the 1st or 3rd books in the series, I totally give it top ratings especially for the ending.
I stayed up way too late too many nights because I just didn’t want to put it down…
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I’m a stubborn one but He provides in mysterious ways … and for me it is the love of my life, above beside me. In particular below is made clearer to me over the last few years through her (especially given the challenges I have been with my recent development of seizures) to me and our children.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
(thanks Tim again for the date night-out that provided the picture too 🙂 )
Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ — Matthew 25:37-40