Monday, November 2, 2009

When I was newly saved, I used to go to church and my Daddy would tease me in a friendly way, sometimes.

Did you "pitch forward"? In other words did you do your "crazy praise dance" at church again? I hadn't heard "Cece" talk about this but she would say, Did He wake you up this morning? Or I would have said that to him. All I could say was Yes Dad. And he would make that giggle face, somewhat embarrassed and(I would imagine) somewhat jealous at my liberty to make a complete fool out of myself for Jesus. God is worthy. I would always pray God would be glorified in my worship and that I would have my whole family worshiping with me, I wished that my Daddy could understand why I praise God, like I do.
Well, last night we had the church fall festival and my whole crazy praise dance troop (me and my children)reminded me what fools for Jesus that we have raised. God is so faithful to answer prayer. We were in the rain glorifying the God of the Universe with all that was within us. We have the God of the Universe resident in our souls, in Jesus and we "pitched forward", as Dad would say. When I am tempted to wonder where did those crazy praise dancers come from?, the Lord reminds me that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
God is so worthy of all the glory and we didn't need much provocation to dance before Him last night but outside with the light rain upon falling on our heads, we danced, like David in the scriptures.
Grandma Ruth used to say, I don't know what religion they are, but whatever they are, they agree. (Speaking of Ben and I) Last night it was a posse of praise dancers, glorifying God under the mists.


Joanne Bodden said...

God's Grace is amazing!!! Our family has taken unique within each of our siblings. No two are on the same path but God's Love is evident in each I am humbled and awed by not just the external blessings showering down but also the internal bubbling up of JOY even in the midst of difficulty. Dance Jayne that's Right. I wave my hand in Praise with you :)
Great word picture.. Thanks

jackie said...

hey Jayne everytime i read your blog other things come to mu mind>>>>:) do you remember singing in the backyard with Pam ,Teresa,you and two guys (cant think of their names) that was funny keep singing

Jayne said...

Pam and Theresa and I used to practice at T's house, pretending to be Love Alive. We had the Hawkins "album" and would practice and sing and one time we were going to do a concert. I don't remember why we didn't go to the concert to sing at this public thing. We were the original "alleycats" of our backyard. I loved the sounds that we were making, even if nobody else did.:)
Youth and spending your attention and skills for the glory of God needs to be encouraged in the youth. We lived in a time where that was something the elders seemed to understand.

Jayne said...

I think Fred Hammond, Cece and Donnie, Kirk Franklin, etc. have gone to the next level in that whittling excellence into Christian music. I prayed, when I became a Christian, that He would do something to make music of God more palatable to me. I was haunted daily, with the words of popular music and there was no comparison in the power of Christian music and sound. I appreciate God's providence in developing Christian Music to a better standard, if only for me and my perfectionistic standards. I love music and all kinds of music and God has been good enough to give us a multicultural church where we can praise the Lord with the multidimensional nature of our lives. My praise to God is for Him and unto Him. The rain was a reminder to me that God has been answering my prayers. I love Him for caring, even about my peculiar stumbling block of hating "ugly music".

jackie said...

ALLYCATS you were(funny)
we love all kinds of music as well and try hard not to jugde,"THE BAD MUSIC" cause they think there is a message in their music also !!! but luckily i can turn the station or just play my ipod :)
keep singing

Jayne said...

I didn't say "bad music", I mean ugly music. The sound of Christian music was snowy and crackly and I couldn't stand listening to it. I said God, if you don't fix this music sound, I can't listen to that stuff. I love James Cleveland and Shirley Ceasar, but the sounds behind the music was intolerable to me. I couldn't identify with music that was crackly and "ugly". God had mercy on me! No kidding!

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.