Kimmer: September 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Chris Tomlin Band - Tulsa - part 1

I was able to see the Chris Tomlin Band last weekend at their Tulsa stop of the See the Morning Tour! That's really cool! what's not so cool is that I've lost my digitial camera book ... when I used to be into photgraphy, concert lighting wasn't something I did; so... bear with me, I'm flying blind with these concert pics. They tend to be blurry and grainy and I tried several different settings but obviously I'm not there yet.

Might be best if you go into this thinking of these as .....
hmmmm experiements in photography :)
think of embracing blur and grain,
grain and blur

In this first picture you can see Chris and the new keyboard player Andy behind him:

Next a picture of the fair- haired Daniel, rockin out

Next, Jesse & Travis (can you tell what song they are playing?)

Daniel and Chris rockin with Andy

continued in next post below....

Chris Tomlin Band - Tulsa - part 2

There are a few more pics below.... and here is a lil summary of the evening...
The guys came out and did a few songs from Arriving and then Chris talked about how excited they were to play songs from the new cd and that this was their first stop on the tour :) Chris talked a lot about the theme of See the Morning and that Jesse had suggested the theme from a line in the song Rejoice.
A few of the things he mentioned about See the Morning were that
-In scripture, morning was often used to illustrate God’s faithfulness
-that many, many miracles in both the Old and New Testament occur in the morning
-and that Jesus is referred to as our Bright and Morning Star :)

Songs they sang included Amazing Grace, Forever, Indescribable, Holy is the Lord, How Great is Our God, Your Grace is Enough, How Can I Keep from Singing, Made to Worship, Let God Arise, Everlasting God, Awesome is the Lord, Glorious, and Rejoice. I really loved a lot of the new songs!

They had a keyboard player with them, Andy, I think he was from England. All the guys seemed rested and great and Chris said they were ready to get back out on the road.

The worship was great and there were also some nice spontaneous moments too :) During one song ( I think it was Enough) it was just Daniel and Chris, both playing acoustic. I hadn’t noticed Daniel playing acoustic before, it sounded very good with the two of them. Chris played piano for several songs.

and now... more pics... remember to embrace the concept of 'blur & grain' :)

Chris and Andy


Ok you're really going to have to work with me on this next one.....

Any abstract art lovers out there? Ok well, try to be one for this next photo...

granted it's filled with blur and flare BUT,

I really think it's cool how what you end up with looks like an often used symbol of the Holy Spirit right above Chris....

and Chris leading us in worship....

Chris also talked about how the night was not them singing songs to us, or us singing songs to them, but about us all worshipping God together. He emphasized that point several times really, that the night was for the Lord, not for them. It was a special night and a great time of worship :)

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rejoice.... & Think on These Things...

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again; Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things. Whatever you have leanred or received or heard from me, or seen in me- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 NIV

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in Him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up at any minute!

Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious- the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that and God who makes everything work together, will work you into His most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:4-9 (Message)


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Casey's Birthday!

Yep, my pup Casey just had a birthday.... and turned 15! (How that is that possible?) I think she looks pretty darn good for 105!

In honor of her birthday, here's a cute video a friend at work sent me called Talking Dogs

Click here to watch "talkingdogs2-1"