Monday, April 26, 2010

ordained praise

our azalea is in full bloom

Psalm 8

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.

2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Our little Praise Kids did a great job last night. Not perfect, of course, but they sang with all their hearts. One of the gals, who had only been able to attend a few rehearsals, thought it her duty to sing all the words way before the song ended, but other than that very minor glitch I was so pleased.

They sang at our evening service, which is much more informal than the morning. It was a good fit and the congregation was very affirming.

We rehearsed one last time before the service. By the time we finished we had 10 whole minutes to wait. I could tell they would not sit quietly in the front pew for 10 whole minutes. So I took them up to a third floor Sunday School room. We spent several minutes vigorously dancing the 'hokey-pokey' (yes, me too, sometimes I have no sense of decorum) and that seemed to get all the wiggles out.

They are very sweet girls and I will miss working with them.


Our neighbor dropped off tons of rhubarb on Saturday. After I finish the mowing this morning, I'm canning rhubarb sauce.


Cute kids praising the LORD, free rhubarb and beautiful azaleas - twas a wonderful weekend!

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