Saturday, February 16, 2008

He's Going to Hate Me For This One Day

I had to share this video of Richie giving God some "serious" praise. If you watch long enough you'll see one of my favorite parts...when Will comes through dribbling a basket like a soccer ball.

This is the stuff of life.

video

May we all praise HIM with such enthusiasm.

HE IS WORTHY!

"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation."
Psalm 95:1

35 comments:

Celeste said...

I've got the chills! So sweet!!

Fran said...

He is about as authentic as it comes huh?! That is beautiful and perfect for me to watch as I get ready for church this morning.

Happy Sunday Alana! I'm so glad I stopped by.

Blessings~

Pam said...

That is precious!

His Girl said...

Just so you know, I actually had real tears from watching this authentic, beautiful moment of true praise. Good thing I don't have mascara on yet.

Oh that we would truly worship like that, from our very souls!

Sing4joy said...

That's EXCELLENT! I was ready to hop up and sing for joy to the Lord too! If only I had known that song. Going to iTunes now. What a perfect example of how to start the day!

Janelle said...

My heart is giggling. I love the worship break dancing!

Looks like he is feeling MUCH better!

JP's MOM said...

Too cute!

Only in your soccer home would dribbling a basket be allowed...love it!

Bev Brandon said...

I missed your comment about Will so when the serious soccer player so focused barrelled through Rich's territory, I burst out laughing...and then trying to get Rich out of the way, so hysterical! There's a reason why God tells us to have childlike faith...
unencumbered...
free from approval...
willing to break...dance
a trusting heart...
You know, I dance like this in my heart and in the BACK ROW at church...smile!
This was just adorable!

Julie said...

This is SO precious. What a sweet, sweet boy you have!

May we ALL stand before the Lord with such abandon!

Xandra said...

I think one of my favorite things in the world is hearing my children sing praises to God. My oldest sings praise songs, and my youngest prefers old hymns like "I'll Fly Away" and "He Keeps Me Singing"

Thanks for sharing a perfect example of the childlike love and praise we should be giving to God!

Xandra

Suzi said...

Oh my goodness! I could squeeze him...what a blessing!
When he's a teenager he will die if he finds out you posted that:D

And Will,...how funny is he:)

Earen said...

Awesome! May we all take example from him and be ever so bold in praising His name!

Darlene R. said...

Oh, I loved that, Alana!

I look like that in my kitchen sometimes! :)

Kelly N said...

Love it! What enthusiasm for the Lord!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Amen girl! May we all have the same heartfelt enthusiasm!

Shari said...

Wonderful. That's real worship. My kids tell me that the worship time in the children's church is much more exciting than the adult service. They really enjoy worshiping God, with their whole bodies.

Shelley said...

AWESOME! That boy is so dear to my heart! I love how he lives life, so full of enthusiasm all the time! I miss seeing him as much as I used to, BK (before kindergarten.) Hopefully this summer we'll get to "hang out" some more.

Teri said...

Sweet thing!

By the way, YES, c'mon over for dinner ANYTIME! (We love to share!)

Seriously though, that would rock!
Technically you are not that far of a drive from here! ROAD TRIP!

Mama P said...

I've been following your comments through His Girl, but tonight was the first time I clicked through. Glad I did! Very sweet. Beautiful family - all of you. Happy Sunday.

life with the wisners said...

so...i'm pretty sure i can't get enough of your kiddo jammin' to jesus. and in all seriousness, i so pray that big h looks just. like. that. when he's a couple of years older.

wreckless abandon.

i love it.

what a testament of the mom you are. that he knows those words.

cheers, mom.

dawn said...

I love it. When kids praise, they do it with no cares about what others think of them. Oh, how I wish I were like that.

Sparky said...

Seriously Alana - that's about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Watch out B-town, Richie is in the HOUSE!

Sarah Markley said...

This is so cute! I loved it and my husband grinned too!

Carissa said...

very sweet...but i'm still bitter i didn't win your giveaway! : )

BethAnne said...

I love it!

Rochelle said...

LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! I love when we can get this stuff on video!

Jamie said...

Don't you love taking video of your kids when they don't really realize the moment will be burned into history. Super Cute.

His Girl said...

had to come back and watch today.

still made me cry.

guess I need to copy s4j and go to Itunes too. so awesome!

Valerie said...

This reminded me of my son when he was small. The only difference was that when the sister came through, he ended up fighting with her and immediatley going back to singing. This is just priceless. I enjoyed your blog and will visit again.

Kara said...

Love the video! Yes - he will be mortified when he is older, but c'mon - it's absolutely precious! Glad you got it on film!

Bev Brandon said...

You are about as AWOL as I am.
We are in Austin.
Bob is preaching tomorrow.
Asking for your prayers.

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

THAT is awesome, I love it! Wouldn't it be great if we could all worship like that?!! Just let it all out!

~~Kelley

Fran said...

Just stopping by to say hello! I miss ya this week and hope that all is well with you and your family!!

hugs~
Fran

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness... that is AMAZING. Love it!

Renee said...

This is awesome!!

How great that you caught it on film!!

Thanks for sharing this...it's so joyful!