Monday, December 17, 2007

Vintage Rocks

I just have to write and say again how much I love my church and how proud I am of them all. Yesterday was amazing. From the moment the service began, I was present, mind, spirit and body. I thought it was one of my husband's best sermons ever as it really encapsulated what is so wondrous about this season without being the least bit trite. He really revealed what he believes and lives out to me and our family and to anybody else who gets to know him. And as the advent candles were lit, I felt God's love. I hope everyone there did.

And then our band...our kickin', soulful, talented, rocking, -dare I say SEXY?- band. This is worship music, man. Belting it out 'til your voice cracks, harmonizing, wailing, joyous, full-tilt love for our God. I've never sung "O Holy Night" as a punk anthem before, but I imagine after this, I won't be able to help myself.

And then after a short nap, and a great Browns' game, we headed to South Fayetteville to serve a meal to 125 needy folks. I was awake the night before wondering if I had figured for enough food, and made two extra pans myself...which left us with about 6 extra pans when all was said and done. We were able to leave the extra food in their freezer to serve when another meal is short We had most of the church present to serve and visit with people and when all was said and done, I know I received the greater blessing just from having the ultimate joy for me, of feeding hungry people.

I love Vintage. Thank God for you. 
 
 
 
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6 comments:

H said...

God uses some experiences to lift us up....others He uses to grow us up.

Heidi said...

Way to live LOVE guys! Its so much more profitable than arguing about seperation or music standards or any of the little minutia we've become used to = )

Robb said...

What's separation?

Heidi said...

Didn't you hear about the GARBC great separation debate?

I'm assuming your being sarcastic...

Robb said...

Heidi, Are you talking about the Cedarville thing? I was a part of al that before we left Michigan to start Vintage. Speaking of which, starting Vintage got me and Aaron separated from by former friends and fellow pastors. So, yes, I was being sarcastic.

Heidi said...

Yes that's what I'm talking about. I didn't realize the timing...our church was a little behind. That whole issue was the beginning of the end for us.

I know it doesn't help much, but I'm sorry you guys were treated that way. Its so much better to be part of something that doesn't get tangled up in the minor details and forgets about the big picture. If only we could find a Vintage style gathering here...or maybe we're in the beginning stages and just don't realize it yet.

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