Showing posts from December, 2015

On Earth as it is in Heaven: A Prayer for Servant-Royalty

The Lord's messenger will purify the priests, so that they will bring to the Lord the right kind of offerings.1 The sacrifice You desire is a broken spirit, You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, Oh God.2
[The Lord] leads the humble in the right way and  teaches them His will.3 The Lord is the friend of those who obey Him and He affirms His covenant with them.4  You have made them a kingdom of priests to serve our God, and they shall rule on the earth.5  How often and how far have we strayed from the calling to be servant royalty? How all-too frequently have we forgotten that humility is the only way to draw closer to God and to truly please Him? Have we lost sight of the fact that, in Heaven, there will be only one kingdom; God's, not ours? Are we wasting time in building up earthly kingdoms that will not survive in the day of judgment? Are we, in fact, putting our eternal joy in peril by neglecting to practice on earth the humble, worship-hearted lives of leadership a…

Dialogues: A Dilemma

It all started when I was wandering about the church, taking photos of worship and (obviously) singing along. Loudly. 'Cause that's what Janies do.

Danny (yes, the very same Danny of the 'you look like a woman' debacle): You have a good voice. You should be on the worship team. *pauses to consider* but if you're on the worship team, you can't take photos...
Mariamo: You can be on the worship team and take selfies.
*All of us erupt into laughter*

So there we are, folks. My musical and photographic careers can be merged in one perfect union, thanks to Mariamo's quick thinking. What could possibly go wrong?