Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
C.S. Lewis writes "I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. If it were possible for a created soul fully to 'appreciate,' that is, to love and delight in, the worthiest object of all, and simultaneously at every moment to give this delight perfect expression, then that soul would be in supreme blessedness. To praise God fully we must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God, drowned in, dissolved by that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable bliss, flows out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression. Our joy is no more separable from the praise in which it liberates and utters itself than the brightness a mirror receives is separable from the brightness it sheds."
I loved C.S. Lewis' words about worship. I love what he writes "to praise God fully we must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God" I want to continue to fall more in love, deeper in love with my Savior each and every day. I want to praise Him all the days of my life.
1 Corinthians 14:15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
We have had a full and wonderfully fun weekend, thought I would share our weekend with you in pictures. We spent some time with the LaPiana's. Bev took Mackenzie and Bayden on a ten mile bike ride. We had the amazing blessing and awesome privilege to have a bonfire with our small group. And we wrapped our weekend up having dinner at John and Debbie's!
Our weekend in view...
Adam's first trip to Krispy Kreme since we've been home. The LaPiana's and us at Krispy Kreme, Raleigh, NC
Piece of trivia: Krsipy Kreme originated from Winston-Salem, NC
Yummy!!! Adam likes the originals and I love the sprinkles
Our small group got together for a firepit. On Saturday we went evening we went to the Strynar's and hung out with small group and Adam's parents rejoined us.
Mark and Adam
My man and I... look how amazing he looks! Glory to God for all that He has done!
Strynar's, Ciancarelli's, Ahlmark's, and Root's I have to give a shout out to Matt Ciancarelli who just made Lt. Colonel in the Marines!!! This is such an amazing and huge accomplishment, congratulations Matt. Thank you Matt and Lisa for your service to our country!
Adam with his parents
Adam and John grilling
John was having Adam flip the chicken