Dudes – If you’ve got kids, you’ve GOT to get a copy of John Woodall’s sermon from this past week called “Fathering On Purpose”.
He outlines 3 key points to parenting: TEACH, MODEL, PRAY.
Oh wow, it was good.
We also had week 2 of our 3 week Spanish Service pilot series.
And, because lots of other stuff is going on in life today, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of this past Sunday…
East – Mike Gleason
West English – Eddie Kirkland
West Spanish – Duane Nisly
From The Inside Out (our own custom 4:30 edit)
Great, familiar tunes – and again, reaching back a bit as to assist with the translation burden for the Spanish service. Hillsong has already translated their songs into Spanish, so we have been taking advantage of that, and slowly doing some North Point – based songs along the way.
From The Inside Out is still kind of new (we’ve only done it about 5 times), but the crowd has picked it up really quick! Very surprising… That Joel Houston – he writes some guuud tunes…
The closer was certainly the high point of the day – at least musically. It was the perfect punctuation to John’s incredible message, and I’m really glad we did it:
Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
Yeah, it’s a little dated, and has a bit of that “Butterfly Kisses” vibe – but GOSH!!
As a father of a little girl, I was a mess. All Tuesday afternoon while transcribing and programming the strings and tracks, I kept breaking into sobs. It was embarrassing.
And I was replacing the lyrics with: “And I will dance with my little Ella“.
Emotional torture… Good thing no one was around…
And then when we finally saw the silhouette video on Sunday morning, we were all a wreck. Mike Gleason, who sang the tune, opted to not view the video at all, just to be able to keep his composure during the performance.
He still hasn’t seen the video…
But I can’t rave enough at how great Mike was doing this tune. Sure, 4 or 5 of our other guys could have sung it as well, but he’s the only one who could deliver the song with such a convincing parental authority. He actually has raised 5 kids to adulthood, and so the performance was not only musically excellent, but from a place of authenticity.
Bottom line: message delivered, and not a dry eye in the house.
At least that’s what it looked like through the strange water that mysteriously filled my eyes…
Okie Dokie – I’ve got to go give Ella a giant hug…
East Band – Mike Gleason, Danny Howes, Brad Long, Scott Meeder, Earl South, Jared Hamilton, Rachel Gillis
West Band – Eddie Kirkland, Duane Nisly, Danny Grady, Jeremy Moyers, Ashley Appling, Brad Gage, Keith Thomas, Rebecca Iraheta
What touched YOU this week?
(P.S. – POD X3 Live count – 4)