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Worship Postures


Our women’s small group has regrouped for the semester after taking a little winter break. It was so good to be back amongst my girls!

Part of our evening always includes worshiping together. And we felt that God was leading us to learn more about being physically engaged in worship. So I put together a little handout lesson for the group about some of the postures of worship that are in the Bible. Most of us are comfortable with a few of these, but some may be just outside our bubble of comfortably. I challenged them to ask the Lord how He wanted them to worship. Here’s what we learned:

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations. (more…)

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The Stranger Side of Carols


Have you ever really listened to the words of some of the songs we sing at Christmas? Some of them are on the stranger side. I’ve been pondering them lately, and my friend Ashley Baker recently wrote a blog that brought another one to light – you can read about her humorous discussion of Figgy Pudding . (I’ve never liked that line in the song either, Ashley!)

So, why is mommy kissing and tickling Santa Clause? And how does he know when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake? That song kind of creeped me out as a child. I was all good with Jesus knowing that stuff – but I wasn’t so sure I wanted Santa spying on me.

Why are we telling scary ghost stories on Christmas? Aren’t those usually reserved for Halloween? Personally, I don’t want to be scared on Christmas, after all, it’s supposed to be a jolly time of year.

If you want to get married so badly, why are you asking a snowman in the middle of a field to officiate? (more…)

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