Saturday, November 25, 2006

Art

I like music. I think its very important to worship. I am thankful to those who use their gifts and skills to enrich the Christian communities worship through music. I find at times that we have become so accustom to the use of music that we forget there are other arts out there.

This blessed me: artworship

Wednesday last week, I was having tea with a friend. She asked me if I knew that NT Wright was on Acadia campus, which is ten minutes from my place. I hadn't known. If I had I probably would have gone to hear him. I was sad.

After talking to someone else who went to the Wednesday night session I was a little morethers sad. The topics was about the relationship the arts have to worship or something. Her explaination wasn't clear. It sounded interesting. I'm going to try and get the tapes or something.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Five Stars or Something

This is for Jo because she asked and because I promised and well just because it was time. Life’s been good and full. I like living. I like what God has been doing in my life. I like my job. Everything is well and I am content. I just haven’t wanted to blog -even when I have had things to say. I will now despite my in apathy.

Booster was good experience. This was the first time our church had anyone participate and we had eight students go. Quote of the week, "But Liz some times you just have to stereotype." To Amy and those few from Brother’s Keeper and Evidence 02 that read this I used "Lavender Sparkles" a few times. To Evidence 03 and any from that summer who remembers we played the dice game. They developed some good questions. Lastly, Friend –they know the "Random (pickles) Game".

I’ve been to the theater many times over the last few days and weeks. Wednesday I went to see Stranger then Fiction with a friend. I loved it. I found it refreshing, fun, intelligent, silly, moving, profound, and fun…and they used some of my favorite words. I do not know what the critics have said I don’t even know if you would like it. I just know that I did. There were so many little things I loved. For me it has earned many stars.

Two Fridays ago we went to see Flushed Away, another worth while film. I loved the singing slugs and many other parts. It made me laugh a lot. Also enjoyed Casino Royal this past Friday. I like the new Bond. Then Saturday saw Happy Feet. It was good but I enjoyed Flushed Away more. It might have been the slugs that won my favour but I wonder if my disappointment is directly related to the amount of anticipation I had going into the movie. Previews are evil.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Life Update

Heading to Booster in a half hour.

My car is clean.

By the end of the day I should be a godmother-auntie-thing....to quote Steph. "We'll find a name for you, for now you are The Liz"

I am The Liz. hee...hee...hee

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

LOVE:

While preparing for youth this week I found this. I share because it is good:

A PARAPHRASE OF 1 CORINTHIANS 13

By David Sanford

If I talk a lot about God and the Bible and the Church, but I fail to ask about your needs and then help you, I'm simply making a lot of empty religious noise.

If I graduate from theological seminary and know all the answers to questions you'll never even think of asking, and if I have all the degrees to prove it and if I say I believe in God with all my heart, and soul and strength, and claim to have incredible answers to my prayers to show it, but I fail to take the time to find out where you're at and what makes you laugh and why you cry, I'm nothing.

If I sell an extra car and some of my books to raise money for some poor starving kids somewhere, and if I give my life for God's service and burn out after pouring everything I have into the work, but do it all without ever once thinking about the people, the real hurting people-the moms and dads and sons and daughters and orphans and widows and the lonely and hurting-if I pour my life into the Kingdom but forget to make it relevant to those here on earth, my energy is wasted, and so is my life.

Here is what love is like--genuine love. God's kind of love. It's patient. It can wait. It helps others, even if they never find out who did it. Love doesn't look for greener pastures or dream of how things could be better if I just got rid of all my current commitments. Love doesn't boast. It doesn't try to build itself up to be something it isn't. Love doesn't act in a loose, immoral way. It doesn't seek to take, but it willingly gives. Love doesn't lose its cool. It doesn't turn on and off. Love doesn't think about how bad the other person is, and certainly doesn't think of how it could get back at someone. Love is grieved deeply (as God is) over the evil in this world, but it rejoices over truth.

Love comes and sits with you when you're feeling down and finds out what is wrong. It empathizes with you and believes in you. Love knows you'll come through just as God planned, and love sticks right beside you all the way. Love doesn't give up, or quit, or diminish or go home. Love keeps on keeping on, even when everything goes wrong and the feelings leave and the other person doesn't seem as special anymore. Love succeeds 100 percent of the time. That, my friend, is what real love is!

Copyright 2003 David Sanford. Permission is granted to send this to others, but not for commercial purposes.