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05 April 2010 @ 09:37 pm
Oh, husband. You make me laugh.  
Our church is having what they call resurrection week, a sort of revival thingy, and I have been doing worship art during the services.

(Worship art. I love it. I'm still not sure how to define it or how it all happened, but I get to paint and praise God at the same time. Currently I'm doing a series of watercolors on the fruits of the spirit. It's cool.)

But that's not why I'm posting.

So I'm at the front, sort of off to the side doing my art thang, and Nolan's at the back with the boys. The congregation's singing the song 'Jesus Paid it All,' in which there's a verse that says something like, "... change the leper’s spots... And melt the heart of stone." All of a sudden Nolan's right beside me, whispering in my ear.

Nolan.  Is that a misprint on the words?

Me.  What?

Nolan.  Is it supposed to be leopard?  Or leper?  Do lepers have spots?

(keep in mind here, reader, the congregation IS STILL SINGING)

Me. No. Leper. You know, like, (I make the Grr... Argh face and gesture)

Nolan. (mimics me)

Me. Not a zombie. A leper.

Nolan. is there a difference?

Me. Yes.

Nolan. They have spots?

Me. Yes.

And as soon as he'd arrived, he was off, back to his seat. But I was paralyzed for a good minute giggling about leper zombies in the middle of church. I still don't know if he was serious or not.
I am:: bed
I feel:: sillysilly
I hear:: CASTLE!
Katie; Mourning Broken Angel: Fainty Sheldonobfuscus on April 6th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, you have no idea how much I love you for this post. I'm still giggling over the Grr...Argh. BWAH!

And sadly, the very next thought in my head was, "Oh, this needs to be crack fic." o_O

Thank you, because you and your family rock.
nbaeker: gigglesnortnbaeker on April 6th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
You always have the best stories. I love them :)
seegrim: butterfly beautifulseegrim on April 6th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
That was the best worship art story, ever. :D

*loves you*
The Mellifluous Leaper 182: Hamster - OMG!leaper182 on April 6th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Accidental church lolz ftw.

Also, yay Jewish zombie!
Elle Blessingway: Mutant Enemyelle_blessing on April 6th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)




Oh, man. Husbands.
Alluring_Twilight: Ginnyalluringt_light on April 6th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
*giggles* That made my day :)
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on April 6th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
tracyj23: Assorted - stained glass windowtracyj23 on April 6th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Leper zombies - what a way to spice up a Church service!

So I'm trying to get this straight, you paint DURING the service? That's called worship art? I've never heard of such thing. In our Mennonite Churches, people are only just beginning to get used to the idea of HANGING a piece of art on the walls. They believe (like the Quakers) that less is more and that bare white walls are godly. Me, I like my stained glass personally. But I can't paint so no worship art for me. :)
Carrie Leigh: carrie stitched flowerscarrie_leigh on April 6th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, I paint DURING the service.

It's 'out there,' I realize. If you told me 5 years ago that I'd be doing this I would have laughed in your face, but when you do something for the glory of God, it's always good.
tracyj23: Assorted - butterflytracyj23 on April 6th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
For sure. I'm not mocking it in any way, it's just a completely foreign concept to me. I have several friends and acquaintances who'd love it - they're artists and always felt like their "talents" weren't appreciated in the church. I think it's great!

What do you do with the paintings when you're done?
Carrie Leigh: C is for Carriecarrie_leigh on April 6th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Some I've given away to people who've liked them, some were painted for specific people that God laid on my heart, and some hang in the back of the sanctuary.
tracyj23tracyj23 on April 7th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Rain Forestheyurs on April 6th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)

HA! Nolan Kyle is the best. ;)

Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on April 6th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Heavens, don't let him hear you say that. He won't be fit to live with.
O Demanding One: Urs: Life Is Boring Without Meheyurs on April 6th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)

*evil cackles* I do that with my church brothers, too. Their wives give me the eye pretty regularly. ;) It's the LOVE! All love! ♥

slitherhither: paolo_smileslitherhither on April 6th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
There's nothing more funny (and difficult) than trying to control giggling in church!