There are times in our lives when we’re reminded just how sinful we really are. For me, it was when I was planning today’s service three weeks ago. Since it is my birthday, I was tempted to include my favorite songs…because it was my birthday. But the Holy Spirit convicted me (quickly) and fixed all that. Despite my sinful nature, we are singing some great songs today.
This song was a congregational favorite at the first church I served in Adamsville. They would always sing out strong on this song and I’ve been sure to take it with me to every church I’ve served since then.
I guess W&L will just come on a bi-weekly basis until I get back in the school routine in August. Oh well, here ya go.
- I completed a two-week summer theatre conservatory at Playhouse on the Square. While the first week was sort of frustrating, the second week was much more fun and enjoyable. I really enjoyed getting to know some of the kids and working with them as they prepared for mock auditions and the showcase. I hope I get to do this again next year now that I know what is expected of me.
- The Leets and Brashers enjoyed a pre-Independence Day concert at the Levitt Shell. Having never been to the Levitt Shell, I was pretty excited to see the venue and experience a concert. We thoroughly enjoyed the 2PC choir and MSO. Reagan even enjoyed the mini-firework show at the end shot off to “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
- The first day of July was met with a quick road trip to Nashville for Reagan to meet her Great-Great Aunt Nancy (this is my father-in-law’s aunt on his mother’s side). We enjoyed great food and quality time with that side of the family. Reagan was a trooper for most of the trip, but I guess she has a right to be angry when you’re in a carseat for that long.
- We spent the Fourth of July holiday with the Mud Creek Brashers. We saw quite a few extended family members, as well as a few friends. Before we left, we got a tour of the nearly-completed sanctuary at Adamsville FBC and it looks great.
- On Friday night of last week, I traveled to Enville to play for my cousin’s wedding. It was a quick trip, but the location of the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. I’m a bit of a fan of farm weddings, even though I didn’t have one of my own. It was good to see more extended family on that day, and I’m thrilled for Kristina and Tyler as they begin their new life together.
- It’s absolutely flabbergasting to me that summer is already halfway over. While I’ve enjoyed the time I had, knowing that school is now less than a month away is not a happy thought. I will miss my time at home with my girls.
- Reagan has entered a sleeping regression. We’re trying all sorts of things to try and figure her out. Check back later.
Once a month, we have a corporate evening worship service at our church. The other Sunday evenings are spent in our various life groups. Sunday night services offer a little bit of creativity when planning a worship service. Sometimes the pastor does something different, sometimes I do something different. I can’t say that anything extraordinary is going on on my end of the plannings, but we are taking communion tonight which is one of my favorite parts of being a Christian. I love taking communion and being reminded of Christ’s sacrifice. Continue reading
I cannot believe how fast this year is flying. Summer is now halfway over and we have entered the month of “No-Tie July” at Leawood East. Today, we will sing a song that has meant a lot to me over the years. I associate this song with many things, but specifically my earliest days in Reach 1 Ministries, the youth ministry of FBC Adamsville. This song was a favorite of our sign team, Transformed. Each time I sing it, I think back to the recording featuring Third Day and other CCM artists and I visualize various points of sign language depicting the words “tabernacle,” “galaxy,” or “Hallelujah.” Happy Sunday!
Last week was vacation week, so today’s edition of W&L covers two weeks worth of life in the Brash cave…
Confession: I am a Baptist that actually enjoys high church and prefers following the Christian church calendar. It’s not a dealbreaker when it comes to the church I attend, but I find great meaning and teaching opportunities when the liturgical church calendar is followed. Having been a Baptist my whole life, my only exposure to the church calendar was Easter and Christmas for the major holidays and Good Friday for the minor holiday. Continue reading
My stars, did the month of May move quickly! Here we are on Ascension Sunday, the day on the church calendar when we remember Christ’s glorious ascension into the heavens. Today, we will sing a Getty song that speaks of our ascension with Christ . In the final chorus, we sing “death is dead, love has won, and Christ has conquered!” Happy Ascension Sunday!