Amy. Follower of Christ. Canadian. Music. Photography. Travelling. Art. And the endless list of things I enjoy or want to do.

 

Anonymous asked
Any advice on first time worship leaders ?? !

amypajamy:

peterdwebb:

I’m going to assume that you’re asking advice for leading worship for the first time, and not how to suffer through a new worship leader’s first time. ;-)

Here’s a few of my thoughts:

1) Chances are, you’re leading in a community of people that love you and want to succeed, so don’t stress about it. You’re going to make mistakes. I make mistakes on a regular basis and I’ve been doing it for almost 10 years now. And even if every member of your church is your complete enemy and just wants to laugh and snarl at you, know that God is so much more important and the fact that you’re taking a step for faith for Him is huge. And He loves it.

2) Invest more time spiritually than in mental and physical preparation. Worship at home. Get so used to worshipping that you bust out in praise at the grocery store. You’re so ready to love God that you’d use any excuse to talk about him. Make sure that you’re not doing anything on stage that you wouldn’t do, and haven’t done, at home alone for God.

3) Talk. Don’t just get up and play your 3 or 4 songs. Pray out loud. Encourage the group. Maybe even read scripture. Make it a personable experience, rather than a music concert.

4) Expect. The Bible has boatloads of stories of awesome things happening when the people of God lift up their voices in worship. Enter your worship time with the expectation that God is going to fill people up with His goodness, love, peace and joy. That deliverance, freedom and healing will happen. You know: good ol’ faith.

number two is so, so important

shenanicats:

inner—utopia:

Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.

fiftyshadesofdebauchery:

kvotheunkvothe:

Animal fun fact: Chinchillas can’t get wet. Their fur retains too much water and will start to grow mold. So they bathe by rolling around in dust.

Chinchilla fun fact: Chinchillas have around 20 hairs per follicle; unlike humans who have 2-3 hairs per follicle. Because their fur is so dense, they cannot get fleas or other parasites. The bugs will suffocate in their fur.

Chinchilla fun fact: Petting one of those awesome little guys feels like touching a motherfucking cloud.

Chinchilla fun fact: Their newborn babies are like little pieces of fluffy popcorn. You could easily just toss a handful in your mouth.

Chinchilla fun fact: Don’t toss a handful into your mouth.

(Source: bb-forever)

davykesey:

davykesey:

We really didn’t have enough money, enough people, or enough time for our road trip. I almost called it off when I originally started planning it. But there will never be a good time to travel the country for four weeks, just like there will never be a good time to quit your job, read that book, or join a gym. You will probably never have enough money, time, connections, willpower, whatever—to feel ready to make a dream happen. And this is the lesson I learned: eventually you have to stop giving yourself excuses and make the jump. 

If I’ve done anything right on tumblr, it was this caption.

guy:

the more i talk, the more i understand why i’m single

(Source: guy)