Reading Game of Thrones reminds me of the Ken Follett books, Pillars of the Earth and World without End, which is a good thing in my judgment. The audiobook of World without End got me through much of my marathon training last spring. Speaking of which, I need to sign up for at least a half marathon soon. I'm staying consistent with my running, but without a race to motivate me, I will not take one step over the usual 3 mile route.
I hate when Apple has one of these release days. First, I have to listen to all the techies salivating over their prognostications of what may or may not be released (is it an iPhone 49? Is it 12G? Does it do my laundry while showing me a movie that will be released in 2015?). Then, the day of the announcement you have to hear all about something that really isn't that new, hear people complaining about how it didn't live up to unrealistic expectations (it didn't bring about the coming of the Messiah and the final battle of Armageddon! Why should I bother upgrading!), and then watch the same people go out and get it anyway.
This week at ResCov we are focusing on stewardship of the body and sex. No doubt it will be very interesting, but you may not be surprised to know that there aren't too many songs about body/sex within hymnody and even fewer - if any - in the "contemporary" praise and worship category. So, we may be going with a more general theme of praise and adoration this week...
Although I could probably write some awesome praise song about the body. Let's give it a try:
(To the tune of "Shout to the Lord")
Our bodies, Your Temple,
elbows and knees and feet,
shoulders and eyes,
ankles and thighs,
lift their voice to worship you.
Well, I have a good start on a first verse. Now, I am going to work. Let me know if you have any ideas for songs.