have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to
be in Cahoots with someone.
also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven
there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on
physical activity anymore.
have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit
there too often.
been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.
of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin
flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an
best of all, I’m now “in Christ” thanks to His death, burial and resurrection
and the faith I have placed in Him. Of
all the places I’ve been this is the best and an added bonus is that I’ll be in
Heaven when He comes to take His own.
have you been, where are you now and...where are you going?
Recently my friend Paul Wilkinson posted the following article on his Thinking Out Loud blog. I thought it should be re-posted here. Thanks, Paul!
"When I looked to my right, there was Brett.
He looked angry. The worship leader had chosen a
classic hymn, “A Shelter in the Time of Storm.” Brett doesn’t care for the
hymns. Even though he’s the standby guitarist for three of the four worship
teams, when a hymn comes along he doesn’t sing. Even the revamped versions of
“When I Survey” and “Amazing Grace” don’t work for him. He just stands there
with his lips pursed together.
When I looked to my left, there was Daniel.
He looked distressed. We’d moved on to a different
song now, introducing the new modern worship Chris Tomlin song, “White
Flag.” Daniel is a retired school teacher. He gave up his NASB for a more
modern translation, but he’s not giving in an inch when it comes to all the new
songs we’ve been learning lately. So he stands stone-faced, silent, with his
lips pursed together.
When I looked up, there was God.
I think he delights in the worship of this church,
because I think beyond the songs, beyond the way the guy at the back mixes the
band and the singers, beyond the misspellings in the projected lyrics; this is
a congregation that really wants to give back to Him something in worship. And
I think he appreciates that those in leadership do their best to find vehicles
that allow people of different generations to express the heart overflow of
their love for Him.
But He would really like to see everyone joining
He’s looking for a people who will corporately join
in the song.
Who want to join in the song.
Who will raise the white flag of surrender to Him
and extol His sovereignty as “a rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of
good friend, Andrew D'Agostini of the Peterborough Petes, has become
good friends with the young brother of one of our Kawartha Komets
players. Anthony Romanelli is the 6-year-old brother of James Cole and
lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a lung disease which has no cure.
Andrew is looking for sponsors to help him raise money to support
efforts to cure cystic fibrosis. He will be running in the Great Strides
Walk on May 27th at the Nicholls Oval in Peterborough.