Saturday, March 12, 2011

Youth Night

This was not the first Youth Night event at Nashville Christian Church but it might have been the first time the congregation got so involved. Mr. G and my mom and I thought it would be a good idea to show our church family just what we do every Sunday morning with our youth. What better way to do that then to ask the crowd to join in. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

We start every Sunday morning church service with what we call "The Ball Game" where the kids see how many times they can pass the ball around our circle before the song is over. This time we did it a bit different.The crowd had to pass the ball from one person to the next up and down the rows. Here is a church elder and his wife quickly passing the ball. We have some competitive people in our church family.

Here are the kids along the side helping out as everyone watches.

This picture is from a song called "The Butterfly Song" and here the kids are acting like crocodiles. You can see my mom sitting up front holding one of our youngest in the group who had just fallen off the stage onto her head. Good thing prayer time was right after that.

This song is both inspirational and a leg work out. It is "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" and every time the word "Sunbeam" is sung you have to hop out of your seat. It is a VERY long song so by the end our congregation was tired.

Here is our kids showing the adults just how it is to be done. Oh to have that kind of energy.

And then "The Train." According to the lyrics of the song 'this train is bound for glory'....

But unfortunately one of the elders has seemed to have fallen behind, but you know how those elders are.

Then we finished the evening with one of our finest. This young man is a junior in high school and is always eager to fill in at the pulpit when needed. He did another fabulous job. Unfortunately, we thought it would be a good idea to provide the congregation with popcorn during the preaching just like we usually do on Sunday mornings with the kids. Remind me next time not to use paper bags. Apparently the popcorn was really good because you could hear the crinkling of paper bags all through out the church.
And that concluded our Youth Night. Until next time....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Back Rub Time

I have been doing all I can to interact with Baby G who is due in about 13 weeks. I will sing to him and talk to him but today I read where babies can feel it if you rub or scratch your tummy. I had always figured that there was no way Baby G could feel me rub my tummy since he was so well insulated, but I guess I was wrong. So today I tested it.

I started rubbing my belly non stop for about 10 minutes. Nothing too vigorous. Just a nice comfortable rub. I didn't have any signs that Baby G was feeling this rubbing so I stopped for a minute and the next thing I knew he started kicking me like crazy. Apparently he liked the rubbing and wanted me to keep going (at least that is what I assumed the kicking meant). I quickly resumed my belly rubbing and the kicking stop. I was amazed.

I continued rubbing to make Baby G happy when I all of sudden realized this huge ball had formed on my belly right where I had been rubbing. It was hard as a rock and I knew right away what it was. Baby G had positioned himself to where his back was pressed up against my belly so he could get a back rub. How funny is that? He is already just like his daddy who absolutely loves his back to be scratched.

So if you run into me somewhere around town and you noticed that my hand is rubbing my belly please understand that I am a crazy pregnant lady who believes that her baby is wanting a back rub.