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whats a football doing in the nativity?

 

Imagetoday was a good one. several weeks ago i finished a christmas song, The Night that Changed My Life,  with Perry Miears and Alisha Sheely.

the song will be featured in our christmas musical by the same name.

today we shot a music video for the song. the wise men brought the baby… a football, a teddy bear, and some taylor swift perfume. you know, treasures.

the set was wonderful. (thank you @lhworship team)

the kids were amazing.

the video is going to be beautiful… i can’t wait to see it. 

and… oh… the baby! my friend Tyler Hirth brought his baby, Hudson, to be our baby Jesus. He was more than delicious! Ah. what a night.

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not to goad you or anything…

bag of photo props for family fun

bag of photo props for family fun

carol goad gave us this amazing christmas gift was a handmade bear bag, filled with photo props. ughhhh why didn’t i think of that!! brilliant. i love it.

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participating in a miracle.

Carol directed the singing.I wrote and directed the show. Emmy kept it all together. Boom!

Carol directed the singing.
I wrote and directed the show. Emmy kept it all together. Boom!

Oh what a night.

We finally had our lhkidz choir christmas musical, Walk of Love.

With songs from the Christmas Shoe Tree Musical by Jeff Slaughter (Can’t Stop the Shoes, Christmas Wrappin’, Heaven and Nature Medley and Walk of Love) , and a song by Randall Goodgame (The Camel Song), a song from childhood (I Just Wanna Be a Sheep) and a song I wrote with Ben and Cara (Born to Set Me Free)

and a story about a group of kids that are tired of hearing the “lesson” in everything only to discover that one of their friends has never taken a walk of love to Jesus…

the lhkidz choir was on an evangelistic mission. we were fully aware of the warfare that was going to challenge us. we were prayerful every practice and in our performance that we would point people to the truth about Jesus. we were intentional about singing our testimony and evangelism… before the performance tonite i told them “this is it guys, we’re going to battle. you are going to sing your testimony and ask people to follow Jesus in their own walk of love. we are going to witness, give our testimony by the words we sing. Jason Underhill wrapped the show by asking if anyone in the audience wanted to take their own  Walk of Love to Jesus.

The kids were amazing… and the women leading them, well, i just couldn’t be more grateful. (carol goad was our fearless choir director and dianne schneider taught and directed our choreography)

the cold cut homies made a special appearance in our videos and in our live show! swag!

as for MEDIA: …. Greg Saffles delighted us with some rockin’ black light action, as well as other loveliness. Tyler Hirth and Emmy Hendrick made sure the videos and lyrics rolled when they were supposed to roll, and the cameras were zooming in on the beloved faces of our choir members. Jeremy Brown managed all of our audio needs with his expert-ness (i’m sure that’s a word). Beau Hoffman served as our adult actor in the filmed portions, as well as providing accompaniment for the sheep song… Tyler Scott, Brian Zimmerman and Chris Long shot the videos for our drama element and Dakota Diel edited the pieces together. Not to mention the organization on the front end, and along the way, by Jason Dyba. Talk about your team effort!

for the performance, parents and families … friends and supporters filled the room with excitement and participation. Many of our treehouse hosts were there, rooting on the kids that come to their treehouses.

it was a spectacular evening. Our next generation minister, Jeff Lovingood, was cheering us on… as well as David landrith, Lance Taylor, Derek Hazelet and Jordan Easley. Our women’s minister, Julie Woodruff was there… it was such a blessing to share this experience with so many people in our church.

i can’t believe i get to do this for my job. find as many ways as i possibly can to tell the eternal story of christ… i have been amazed lately, by God’s kindness to allow me to participate in some of His miracles. I love my job. So much.

Can’t wait to start working on the next one! After I get everything ready for Sunday… and then wednesday… and… well- you get the drift.

What miracles are you participating in right now?

 

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a lame word for an awesome thing

the christmas family tree

LINEAGE: a lame word for an awesome thing.

our plan for this christmas season…

we wanted to tell the Christmas story… but we also had these crucial old testament and new testament stories we wanted to tell… and we realized they were all people in the line of Christ…

wonderful! we are teaching through the lineage of christ… God…. to Jesus … to You.

By the end of the year, our kids will see how all of these Bible heroes are connected, even to them, if they believe in Jesus. Just look at what we get to learn.

 

11/11 – Noah: Obedience will save your life.
11/18 – Abraham/Sarah/Isaac/Ishmael: God has a better plan than ours
11/25 – Rahab/boaz/ruth- God has already rescued us
12/2 – Jesse/David/Solomon – God’s cares about what is in your heart.
12/9 – Uzziah – Pride will take you down
12/16 – Josiah – You’re never too young to do what’s right.
12/23 – Mary & Joseph – God will use you for his miracles.

This tree will be in each treehouse. The names that are in white will be covered, and each week as we get closer to Jesus they will be revealed. Can’t wait to tell them how these are their ancestors, too.

i designed this, so i would be happy to send these files to anyone that wants to print them out, use them with their kids.

shout out to susie hawkins for telling me to do the lineage my way…

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