I have a confession…. there are things I do in my car that I would never do around people. This is especially true when I am driving back to my hometown, since the drive between Tennessee and Illinois is about 12 hours, because on those trips I have ample amounts of time to entertain myself.
I often sing at the top of my lungs to whatever is playing, be it Christian, country, rock, r&b… it doesn’t matter. When I really want to belt it out, I usually reach for Adele and Michael Buble’.
My singing is often accompanied with various dance moves that can be performed whilst sitting. Obviously you can’t get too crazy with your hands on the wheel, but there is still a large range of moves one can groove with. (more…)
This past weekend, the girls of STEPS sang in their church. The youngest are not singing, but you will see fifteen of them here in their matching dresses. Aren’t they just too precious?
And I love they song they sing about Jesus redeeming them, because He truly has redeemed these girls from a life of no hope. Because of STEPS they have hope of a better life. They are safe, secure, and loved. They are truly blessed little girls!
Psalm 8:2 – From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise!
Great job girls!
The following is excerpts from my journal from my most recent trip to see the girls of STEPS Home in India.
July 29 –
Church starts at 8:30 and is over a half hour away, so we had to be up early today! Emmanuel Methodist Church had a guest preacher – he was very good and engaging. Normally church lasts two hours, but after the service today, they did a special time of thanking the retiring secretary and welcoming the newest addition to the pastoring staff, which took another hour. But Isaac took us out before it was through, because we had to get back to the house to celebrate Sitara’s 16th birthday!
On our way home, we picked up four of Sitara’s friends. Isaac and Tara had the party catered and, much to (Kansas team’s) Gail’s delight they bought chips! And it was the biggest bag of chips any of us had ever seen!
These thoughts are excerpts from my journal from my trip to India:
I can’t believe it is the last day. The time went by too fast. Tara & one of the ladies from the office took us to Saint Thomas’ Mount. Tradition says that the apostle Thomas was praying up on the mount when a mob found him and stoned him. A monument and a catholic church have been built there. From the top of the hill, there was a fabulous view of the city from every angle; I can see why Thomas would have been up there praying.