I remember the first time I heard Louie Giglio speak. I thought he was one of the most gifted speakers I had ever heard~ bringing the word of God alive in such a dynamic way. Someone completely so in love with the Lord it was infectious. 20 years later, I can tell you he continues to be my number 1 fave teacher..... as far as guys are concerned,
Beth Moore is my all time most favorite female speaker :)
Louie is the founder of the Passion Movement which has, for about a dozen years, reached college campuses & ministered to many countries all over the world.
Louie, along with Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman have actually begun a church here in Atlanta.
I am so fired up excited about this I can hardly contain myself!!
These three guys have played a huge huge role in completely changing the sound of contemporary praise and worship. Their finger on the pulse of the next generation.
Chris moved here from Texas ( i think) and Matt moved here from England. Their heart to touch Atlanta & thus, touch the world.
Currently meeting one sunday evening a month in various venues. Each meeting the offering going to various charities.
Sunday night was their second meeting. All six of us headed out. My expectations were ridiculously high. I'm all over Chris's music & haven't heard Louie live in forever. I was completely giddy driving over there , so excited to see what the Lord had in store. I had wondered if we would be privileged to have Chris lead worship as he's currently on tour.
Sure 'nuf...they were all there, give or take another couple thousand folks.
over 50K raised to help free women from the bondage of prostitution
church? now that's what i'm talking 'bout
I'll get to my entry title soon ~ promise
So just before worship, I glanced over & recognized Melissa Moore-- as in daughter of fore mentioned Beth Moore. (actually she's married now -couldn't recall her married name).
So I decided to go introduce myself, you know -feeling all outgoing and friendly. I mean Chris Tomlin is moments away from rocking the house, so i'm fired up.
I think i mumbled something like....ummm...are you melissa? umm....Moore....I read your blog...I'm praying for you and Angie and your fantastic trip
( you know, the ole' celebrity- blog -name- drop).....
I should have said
" hi i'm paige,
freaky blog stalker
and think it must be amazing to be you
beth moore's daughter 'n all
christain royalty in the flesh
next time beth's in town & ya'll are up for lunch
just text me
but i refrain
she tells me she's glad i came over and "saved her"
turns out a couple of guys were flirting with her
maybe God will give me brownie points for that one.
on to the main reason for my entry
Caroline was maybe as excited about going as I was. She can belt out some tunes I tell ya.
She was dressed in a kickin' ensemble
complete with black patent leather ballet flats
had her pink bible, a journal and glittery pencil
chruch requirements for every 8 year old
she took 3 pages of notes
During the final worship, with heads bowed
I could hear a little tip tap noise
I peeked opened my eyes , glanced down
to see those precious little ballet flats up on tippy toes
realizing sweet Caroline had both arms straight up
reaching up to heaven
standing on tiptoe
touching the heart of the Father in worship
the most precious site i've ever had the privilege of witnessing
Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
oh that I would have a heart that desires to reach out and touch Him
He delights in our worship
He delights in a pure & simple heart
(ps--the link for Passion City Church opens up to their event on Good Friday. don't be confused...the church is free....this is a seperate event they are hosting. we'll be there. give me a holler if you want to hook up)