Saturday, April 17, 2010

No Grid

I've been at a conference the last three nights.

If you ask, I'd probably tell you that I was getting my crazy charismatic fix for the next while.  I don't have a lot of opportunities to be in a more wildly charismatic environment in person these days, so I get my fill where I can.

But some of the evenings of the conference were even outside of my grid for processing.

I'm still laughing over last night's crazy worship party.  Though mostly because it turns out that the speakers, Georgian and Winnie Banov, were some of the people behind classic kids songs like "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" and "The Music Machine" and "Agapeland" kids tapes.  I loved those tapes as a kid, but let me tell you, the rather conservative church I grew up in, that sanctioned those tapes, had clearly never seen Georgian and Winnie live and in person.  Ever.  Because it was off the hook crazy.

And I've been laughing all day as I think about those lovely little kids tapes that were so sedate, and taught the fruits of the spirit (does anyone else remember that song about the snail, "Have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry..."), and then in my head I picture the scene from last night and start laughing all over again.  I'd shared the funny conflicting images with a friend of mine by email when I got home last night, knowing she'd likely remember the kids songs too, and find the image as funny as I did, and I laughed aloud when I read the following line in a reply from her this morning, "inwardly giggles...and hopes Lisa doesn't drink anything while Mr. Music Machine is bopping all over the stage because if something strikes her funny then laughing with a mouth full of water could get messy ;-) hee, hee"

(Just for your information, I didn't drink any water during worship at this morning's session, but I did laugh to myself a few times remembering your comment LP/CA !)

So, that's been my last few days.  Lots of experiences, basically all good, that I'm greatly amused by, and not quite certain how to absorb and process.


Anonymous said...

Oh I'll be singing "Have Patience" the rest of the day...

Shouldn't have told you not to drink any water while there ;-)

Ha ha

Lisa said...

"remember, remember, that God is watching you, and think of all the times that others have to wait for you..." :)

And oh, even now, the water comment is making me laugh!