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Here is a short message from the EFC nursery kiddos, including The Libster who is holding the “Savior” sign.
One of my favorite things about the church we attend is that worship in a variety of forms is not only allowed, it is encouraged.
I was/am a part of a writer’s circle which produced a devotional, Fresh Focus, the print version of which the church gave as a Christmas gift to the members a couple of Christmases ago. And there are others.
But, one of my favorite forms of worship to observe is our prophetic art team. Each Sunday, one of the artists will paint during the worship service. The results are quite remarkable. During our monthly Nights of Worship, the team will rotate through each other’s art every 10-15 minutes and add their own take to the product – they call it “art fusion.” It really is something to watch unfold. Admittedly, the sum and substance of my art education comes entirely from Iain Pears novels and my own infrequently used pencil and sketch pad.
This Sunday’s product, coinciding with a sermon and drama series entitled “The View from the Cross” (Pilate’s Wife, Three Crosses =Three Mothers, and others to come through Easter Sunday) is shown below. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea. There are prints of the original art works available for purchase, the proceeds go to missions teams.
Yesterday, I asked if there was a cuter kid in the whole wide world than the Libster at 12 mos. Well, there is…the Libster at 16 mos. Here are a few of her Christmas photos.
And yet another plug for another equally cool photographer: Koti Templeton Photography.
The Libster is now 16.5 mos., but these are her 1 yr. pictures. It just took us a while to finally pick the ones we wanted and order them. I mean, really, is there a cuter kid in the whole wide world (besides your own)?
I also want to plug our photographer who is phenomenal. Her name is Karyn Carbone and her company is In Bloom Photography. She and her family live in Sweetwater, Texas, but she travels all over the US (Florida, in particular) for weddings, engagement pictures, baby shoots, etc.
She also has a photoblog, and this is Libby’s shoot on her photoblog. Check out her stuff, you’ll be impressed.
I’m sure God loves all children equally. And I believe all men are created equal, but, come on, He gave this child a little bonus in the looks department:
For any of you who aren’t my friends on facebook, I just updated my status as follows:
“Peter M Lopez can smell football season in the air, ahhh. I expect Texas to win the national championship, narrowly defeating Notre Dame 35-34 in the championship game, and the Dallas Cowboys to win the Superbowl.”
This would, of course, be my dream scenario…but, for the first time in many, many years, this is not such a laughable possibility.
So, what does this have to do with the Bible? Well, let’s see, having been born and raised Catholic, “Touchdown Jesus” is iconic. The only acceptable defeat for the Irish would be to the Texas Longhorns. “Touchdown Jesus” is also perhaps the greatest legend in football…
…second only to the hole in the roof of Texas Stadium so God can watch the Cowboys.
So, there you have it.
So, while most of Christendom and the biblioblogging world is all aflutter in celebration of the 500th birthday of John Calvin, iGoogle is celebrating the 153rd birthday of someone else entirely: Nikola Tesla.
And the tribute, in typical Google form:
The Biblioblog Top 50 for June is out, and here’s the scoop:
- In June, the complete biblioblog list topped 250 blogs, and now stands at 258. There are also 191 related blogs for a whopping 449 blogs in all;
- My buddy tc robinson over at New Leaven makes his debut at No. 40. Congrats to tc;
- One of my personal favorites, Nick Norelli at RDTWT, and the less-than-deserving winner of this prize for the reasons stated therein, comes in at No. 18;
- Ol’ what’s his name is still No. 1 and surprisingly humble about it; and
- Your’s truly is hanging in there, a slight slippage from last month, but a respectable No. 15.
I guess that just about puts a bow on the month of June, except that I neglected to mention on this blog that my little Libby “the Libster” Lopez turned one this weekend. Happy birthday Libby!