July 2 Raise His Praise!

Photo by Allison Espino

Photo by Allison Espino

2 Kings 20:1-2:22; Acts 21:17-36;  Psalm 150;  Proverbs 18:9-10

“Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;

Praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power;

Praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Photo by Matt Gruber

Photo by Matt Gruber

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,

praise him with the harp and lyre,

praise him with tambourine and dancing,

praise him with the strings and the flute,

praise him with the clash of cymbals,

praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath

praise the Lord.

Photo by Tanya Christner

Photo by Tanya Christner

Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 150

What more can be said?

God bless the rest of your day and —Praise the Lord!

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8 thoughts on “July 2 Raise His Praise!

    • Thanks for asking, Julie! It was beautiful, worshipful, fun, and very much Steve and Jordan–traditional, with a twist of country and the 60s mixed in–the recessional was a violin rendition of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” by the Beach Boys. The Unity Candle that was used in the wedding service was the same one we used in our wedding 35 years ago, and also at our oldest son’s wedding 2 1/2 years ago. It survived a New Orleans Hurricane but melted in the heat (when the electricity went out!). My ingenious daughter in law did “surgery” on it and fixed it up in such a way that no one even noticed the transformation. Pretty neat, huh? Now, when our third son gets married…..I think the Unity candle will have carried the theme of One in Christ to completion!

      • Such a wonderful story–a symbol of endurance so aptly at place in a service charging two people with that very concept… endurance in the face of both joy as well as adversity—very fitting!!
        I had invited my 92 year old godfather to Brenton’s rehearsal dinner. He is a retired Episcopal priest who had married Gregory and I 31 years earlier who gave a thunderous blessing woven with Grace and Thanksgiving prior to the meal—those ties from both of our unions, yours and mine, are the ties which help to bind our children’s new futures together 🙂
        Oh happiness and Joy!!!
        hugs—Julie

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