Friday, August 15, 2008

The Penguin is soooo goooood.....

I am so glad that I found the Penguin. You know the Penguin! The Penguin is this grease pit place that plays loud music and it has the nicest people. If you are ever in Charlotte and you want a nice burger and fried pickles then you can find them at the Penguin Drive-In: 1921 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte NC 28205. Don't be scared of all the tatted up waitresses and waiters. They are nice but you might make them made if you just sit around a booth forever not doing anything during the lunch hours. This place is so good that it was featured on the food network or thats what I heard. You will have to check that out. Anyway, if you like fried food such as corn dogs, pickles, burgers then check this place out sometime or don't.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fantasy Football

Most of you might be glued to the TV right now watching Michael Phelps win his 50th gold medal but I getting ready for this years fantasy football season. Following stats all day doesn't sound fun to some but I love following each players injury and touchdown. I dunno, its just fun. I guess I don't have a life or I spend way to much time on the computer. Wait that means I don't have a life. Anyway, How many of you guys are excited about fantasy football?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Is there a wrong or right way to worship?

So, I have been working at LifePointe Christian for about a month now and I am finally getting into the groove of being a lead worshipper again. Before LifePointe, I was just a guy in the worship band playing a bunch of instruments and I loved it. I didn't lead worship very much and I kind of lost the skill of leading people to approach the thrown of God. I was thinking the other day that people don't have sing to worship or raise their hands to worship. I can admit seeing people cry,lift their hands, and clap made used to feel like that I am doing an awesome job leading people. It's really not about how I play or sing. People still worship when the guitar player screws up a lead part. Its more about the message of the song and how it touches peoples lives. The song strikes a nerve in someones heart to worship. Now, when I see people just stare with their arms crossed, it doesn't make me feel like the music sucks. I just assume that they are taking it all in and thinking about the lyrics of the songs. I dunno. Is there a wrong or right posture to worship? No, I don't think so. In the Old Testament, there are many examples of people falling face down to worship. These Hebrew words below describe the different posture used to worship.

Barak: To worship the Lord by kneeling or bowing; to humbly recognize God
as the origin of all power, success, or victory.
Psalm 95:6 O Come, let us worship and bow down: Let us Barak before the
Lord our Maker
Shachah: To worship by falling down, bowing, or prostrating your self.

I am not saying everyone has to fall face down but it makes me think if I would really do that around a bunch of people I don't know. Hmmmm. I dunno.