Saturday, June 30, 2007

Gig on the Grass

Y'all. About 3 weeks ago I went with some of my girlfriends to Gig on the Grass at my church. It's an event that serves as a safe environment to bring friends, a frisbee, a picnic, and a blanket to sit on for the nights' events. The evening is nothing but fun music sang by godly Christian worship leaders here and elsewhere. Candi Pearson Shelton was there singing powerfully enough for the stars to hear. (I love her heart for the Lord; so she's a favorite of mine). One of the purposes of the night was to be able to create an environment for non-church going individuals to step foot into this world - well, more likely step foot onto the grass lawn of the church. Thus, your safe, clean secular music was played throughout the evening that included 80's, oldies, country, and every girl's (I like this song even though maybe I shouldn't be belting it) - Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable.'
I have no idea why I've made a post out of this. Maybe because it made me laugh and I wanted to share it with you. Maybe because many of you probably don't know that I have a dancer's heart and have been dancing for 18 years. Maybe because I want you to know that I love Jesus more than life itself, but am just as naive and human as the next person. So, here I am, sharing my embarrassing photos with you.
You will be less worried to know that no one could hear us singing (the music was too loud). CLEARLY though, I was having a good time. CLEARLY, the music had a good beat. CLEARLY, God was wise in not giving me the gift of singing because I think He would slap wear Himself out trying to keep me humble over it. BLESS HIM! He knows what He's doing! (It's always been a dream of mine to be an egg-shaker for Jesus though...LOL. Mandy, who actually IS a songwriter and musician, FINALLY gave me an egg-shaker this past year for my birthday.
It was such a fun night. We danced our way through most of it out in the warm Atlanta weather under a night of bright stars. I mean seriously...girls do just want to have fun :)
PS - And yes. That is a cell phone I'm using as a microphone. I had to make do!
PS Again - And yes. Not anyone else in our photo background is standing up singing foolishly like we are. But since we were more concerned about our quality girl time than picking up cute guys, and don't have to take ourselves too seriously, we opted for the stand up singing sessions. It was so worth it...


Lisa said...

Looks like you had a blast!! You keep belting out those tunes to Jesus, Girlfriend! It's sweet, sweet music to His ears!!

mandy said...

shake it shake it (the eggshaker, that is)!!!

Kelly S. said...

Shelly that is hilarious. I LOVE music of all kinds and I have often thought that God purposely did NOT give me a singing voice for my own good!!! Love that you got an eggshaker!

jennyhope said...

This is so funny! Girl I have the same shirt too! Me and Morgan sang in our water bottles just two days ago! Give Him the praise!!!

connorcolesmom said...

Oh I love it!!
Connor and Cole got a karaoke machine for Christmas that shows your picture on the TV and we have the best time cracking ourselves up. I must admit though the boys have to fight me for the mic b/c it is such a hoot!!
Oh and you know God was having just as much fun watching you get so much joy from that evening!!
God bless,

Lindsee said...

Oh, I love it! That is so something me and my girls would do! :)

And, I love your shirt!!


And I am still in for some roadtripin' it to Houston!!! ;)

jenny said...

Man I miss Candi's voice. That must have been amazing!

Kristen said...

Love this!
I wanted to lift a water bottle and use it as a mic too! I always tell everyone that I make a joyful noise to the Lord and the key word for me is noise! hee hee

Keep singing to Jesus sister!

.insignificantly significant. said...

ha ha ha ha. how I love you. Who is that fool in the pictures with you? Thank you for being my sister who lives for being a fool for His Majesty.

Oh, What a fun night! Get ready for another dance party this week, my friend!

Debra said...

I love the pictures. They are so real....I would have been singing right along.

kittyhox said...

Siesta. I just love that you know how to have fun! What a hoot!

GREAT photos!