So this morning I found some leftover doughnuts in the church refrigerator. They're the Publix brand (which, by the way, buying Publix brand is just as good as a commercial item). I've become anti-microwave pro-toaster oven these days, so I popped one in the toaster oven and made myself a latte from the church espresso machine. Within minutes, that kitchen smelled like a dougnhut shop. What a great start to a Monday!
This month, we introduced an old hymn with a new melody to our congregation - "How Vast the Benefits Divine". One long-term project I've been working on is finding some good texts from the Trinity Hymnal and re-writing the melody. This is one of them. It's really neat to be living in a day-and-age when people are re-writing hymns. For people like me with a slight case of A.D.D., hymns take a little longer to catch on because they're "wordy". As one who became a Christian during the contemporary Christian music explosion, I've had to train myself to see the beauty of hymn-writing (I still love contemporary music, too). Yet over the past 5 or so years, I've begun to compile a list of favorites.
Here's the 1st verse to "How Vast the Benefits Divine":
How vast the benefits divine which we in Christ possess
We are redeemed from guilt and shame and called to holiness
But not for works which we have done, or shall here-after do
Hath God decreed on sinful men salvation to bestow
I'd love to post an mp3, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet. If any of you experienced bloggers know how to do this, please let me know.
In other news, Stacy, my dad and I went and saw the new Robin Hood movie yesterday. I'm a HUGE Russell Crowe fan, but director Ridley Scott bombed this one. It's basically "Gladiator Returns." First off, the movie is extremely slow in developing a plot, and when it finally does, it doesn't go anywhere. The action is fantastic, but for me, if good action scenes aren't coupled with a good plot, I won't be buying it on DVD.