Thursday, November 08, 2007

Your Proverbial Turn

Okay, it's about time I try to stir up a few reader comments and a little participation here. Finish these proverbs with your own creative, quirky, offbeat, and hopefully hilarious spins on these old saws.

"A man's home is _____."

"Silence is _____."

"Cleanliness is next to _____."

"Look before you _____."

"Laughter is the best _____."

For a fresh perspective, run these by your kids or grandkids who may not be familiar with the original and see what pops outta their brains.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Keaggy's Kool

So we went to a concert this past weekend - Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy, two stalwarts of the Contemporary Christian Music scene - and we're about thirteen rows away from the stage, on the aisle, good seats. For a short time, there was no one sitting in front of us. While we're waiting for the concert to begin, my wife kind of waves her arms at these empty seats in the row ahead of us and says, "Please don't let anyone sit here. Please don't let anyone sit here."

One of our friends says, "Amen. But that's probably not very Christian of us, is it?"

My wife then starts waving her arms at the empty seats and says, "Please don't let anyone sit here except Jesus. Please don't let anyone sit here except Jesus."

The concert, by the way, was fantastic. Phil Keaggy is one of the most accomplished guitarists of his generation, Christian or otherwise. If you ever get the opportunity to hear him, don't pass it up.

Here's a video I found on YouTube of "Salvation Army Band." It's about nine minutes long. He didn't play it this past weekend, but it will give you a really good idea of what he can do. There are no other musicians on stage with Phil. Everything you hear is done with just his guitar, his voice, his hands, and an electronic loop pedal.

By the way, several large someones eventually did come and sit in front of us, obstructing our view. Just goes to show that God never answers selfish prayers.

But it did nothing to diminish our enjoyment of the music. When Keaggy plays, I just want to go home and burn my guitar. I won't, of course, but yeah, he's that good.