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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…)

Thankful Thursdays

Wow, it has been a while since I’ve had a chance to post a Thankful Thursday. What with traveling and recovery time, it just has gotten away from me. But here are the three things I’m thankful for this week:

1. I am so thankful that about 6 years ago God miraculously and instantly healed me of the horrible migraines that I had been suffering from. It happened through the simple prayers of a little group of sweet brothers and sisters in Christ gathered around me at a camp outside of Tecate, Mexico and prayed for the pain to end. I have been migraine-free ever since, and rarely even get a headache anymore. Thank you, Jesus!  (more…)

Friday Song: How Great Thou Art

Because it is Good Friday, I found myself listening to this song this morning. It is a beautiful rendition of How Great Thou Art sung by Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill on national television. She is so clearly worshiping as she performs, and you can see on the faces of those listening that it touches their hearts.

How great you are, God!

And when I think,

That God, His Son not sparing;

Sent Him to die,

I scarce can take it in;

That on the Cross,

My burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died

To take away my sin.  (more…)

An Exciting GameTime in TN

You’ve been hearing me talk about GameTime a lot lately. The event is now over and was awesome!

The sports and cheer camps, along with a kid zone, happened in the afternoon. It was such a joy to watch the athletes working with the kids – they had so much fun! Our counselors were excited to be there, and did a great job connecting with the kids during the Gospel presentation. There were about 72 decisions for Christ that afternoon!

The evening portion of the event took place in Neyland Stadium. It rained for just a couple of minutes at the beginning of the evening, but it quickly dissipated after everyone prayed. There was a local brother-sister group (Charles & Taylor) that sang first to get things started. Chris Walker and Nick Reveiz, both UT football players, gave very stirring testimonies of what Jesus has done in their lives. Superchick followed with a great performance – you could tell that they were excited to be there. Chaplain Roger Woods got on the stage for a few minutes during the offering time. (more…)

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