2/17/08

Mom....

Much to my surprise, DJ had cut out this cartoon from today's paper and put it on our refrigerator door very early this morning. I laughed so hard that I was wide awake before making the coffee! Yes, JJ has Guitar Hero (versions 1, 2 and 3) and just last summer I suggested "How about making this for classical musicians? They could do it for string quartets." So I truly hope you can read the fine print in the boys' bubbles in the comic strip above. Enlarge it if you must!

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!.

3 comments:

Beloved MaMa said...

Well, just know that at the "easy" level, you are a step above me, as my boys and hubby keep me on the "practice" level. :0) AND THAT is still hard for me...
oh well

sister sheri said...

I love Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but I wish the graphics and lyrics were a little more "family-friendly." We're like... wouldn't this TobyMac song be so cool on Guitar Hero? Our 8 year old son goes around the house singing... I want to rock and roll all nite... Yikes! Please don't sing that around the new pastor! hee hee

Kentucky Bound said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Being the proud parent of a former chamber music geek (his words not mine) that cartoon was especially enjoyable. I can just about picture him and the rest of his quintet in a battle to the death on expert level! I'm with you, though, I think a
"Gaither Hero" or a "GVB" version should definitely be coming to a store near us SOON!

Blessings!