Thursday, April 15, 2010

This and That

Our neighbors think we are bizarre for a variety of reasons.  One is for our love for tie dye and mismatched clothes.  Eloise gets lots of looks and comments on her wardrobe.  And it doesn't bother me a bit.  Getting dressed and out the door is challenging enough for me.

And, have you heard the David Crowder Band's newest album?  The song, Oh Happiness?!  Oh my!  I love this song.  My love for David Crowder's music began in the summer of 2001.  I was a youth intern at my church in Dallas.  It was the best youth program ever.  HPPC.  Killer boss Mac McCoy and killer interns and killer programming.  And it was a blast!

We took a week long trip to Padre Island on the Texas coast and met up with hundreds, probably thousands of other Presbyterians around the state for a youth conference.  And every night the best praise band from Waco, TX lead us....the David Crowder Band.  I've been hooked ever since.

Check them out.

And, finally, why I love Jesus so much:

9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

When I'm weak (tired, sad, lonely, frustrated, bored), Jesus walks with (or carries) me. And that's a great relief. 


gwen said...

You may be bizarre but not because of those cute tie dye dresses! They are haute couture and I do believe the girls will be needing more of them!
I, too, love The David Crowder Band and listen to them on many a pop-out player. Oh Happiness! gets an A+ from me.

Molly said...

mom listens to David Crowder?! She should've been in Padre with us that summer! I just listened to Oh Happiness for the first time (where have I been?!). When did Dave and the boys get so hip?

PS I'm posting this on Mac McCoy's facebook page. He deserves to hear. Yes. The best youth group ever.

Mac said...

Well, I had some of the best kids ever to work with! Emily, remember me trying to get everyone to "share" in Jamaica and you pulled me aside and said, "we don't do that". I never would have survived without your patience and encouragement. Blessings on you and your family!

Alex said...

Is that Mac McCoy commenting?! Ahhh...I feel so honored! And I mean it, Mac, you are the best youth minister in the country. Hands down. You win!