Sundays are so wonderful, aren't they? There's the lazy breakfast (unless you are a Pastor or sound guy), reading the paper all the way through (unless you have to be there at 7:30 for orchestra or Sunday School class set-up) and deciding if you're going 'Dressy' or 'Casual' this week. We've come a long way with this whole Christian church adventure. Some days I'm not sure where we've come, but we've definitely come a long way....
Before we know it, there will probably be a 'Gaither Hero'. Will they use Because He Lives? Something Beautiful? Best of the Gaither Vocal Band? If these titles mean nothing to you -- forgive me. Those Southern Gospel greats were classics of another era. We'll have you over for fried chicken and gravy when the game premiers and fill you in on all the Gaither celebrities (one of my favorite ways to annoy JJ). "Mom, you shouldn't know so much about these people!"
Until then (pardon the pun) we'll wear 'Casual' when the worship teams are leading Hillsong style. As long as we're united in worship, I don't think our dress, style of music or liturgy matter too much. What does matter is that we are united - regardless.
Of course, I must admit, a personal pet peeve of mine is worship that is 'thrown together' without much thought, preparation or skill. Excellence should always be a goal, styles aside. Worship leaders should enable and encourage worship, but I am digressing and this subject could be an entire chapter in my next book....I'll save it for another time.
And today - every time I go to the fridge, I'll chuckle. You should see me playing Guitar Hero with JJ. He stays on 'expert' getting five stars per tune and I'm destined to remain on 'easy' - until it comes out for strings!.