Sunday, September 5, 2010

126 – Houston Day 3 – Overwhelmed

David was the breakfast chef again this morning and fixed us all omelets.  Then we decided to go to the late service (11:30) at Kale and Kayla’s church (Fellowship of the Woodlands).  I found myself “overwhelmed” most of the day today…

I was overwhelmed at the number of people just serving in the “transit ministry”… helping to direct traffic and parking.

I was overwhelmed at the number of people being baptized outside in their fountain after services (the count was in the hundreds).

I was overwhelmed as I sat in that beautiful sanctuary with my beautiful family worshiping a God who has been so gracious to me.  Today they welcomed Sarah Kelly to their worship team… she was SO good!  She sang her first song, then before the second song (Always Undeniable) she asked us to block out everything but HIM and just worship.  It was a moving song and then she followed it with “The Revelation Song”… one of my favorites. 

I was undone.  And oh so grateful for that moment that I had to worship -- with my family --  all together.  I was saturated in thanksgiving.

An added bonus was that Tyler was sitting next to me and I could hear him sing the entire Revelation Song in my ear… that’s good momma stuff.

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As a side note, yesterday Kale was talking about church and mentioned their worship team… as it turns out Greg Long and his wife, Janna (from the group Avalon) lead worship there! That was a crazy notion to me, since I bought all Greg Long’s albums and went to his concerts.

The message was preached today by Tierce Green, a man that I have known for several years through church camp at Siloam Springs (he’s on staff at the church, too).  I am ALWAYS convicted when I hear Tierce preach about being a friend of sinners.  I am one of those people who would love to live in a perfect little community, filled with sweet, kind, loving Christians… but that would make me far from what Christ was… and Tierce always reminds me that Jesus wants me to be a light in this world (and as he said, not a light in a warehouse somewhere waiting to go to heaven someday).

Anyway, if you can’t tell, we had good church today and I was overwhelmed by a heart filled with worship.  It was great to get a glimpse of where the K’s worship and what their Sundays look like and how God is at work in The Woodlands.

After church, Kale took us to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch.

Back CameraAnd then to a furniture store and Target after that.  Tonight, we drove around to see some HUGE homes here and Market Street in The Woodlands and then we went out for supper.

We’re in for the night, watching some Discovery Channel and playing “Words with Friends” between ourselves (and Daisy… we’re missing you, Daisy!).  Tomorrow is our last full day here… and I’m SO sad just thinking about it.  We LOVE it here… we just wish it was only an hour away.  That would be my dream come true.


His Doorkeeper said...

Looks like the whole Wallace family is having a great time! I remember Tierce Green from many years at camp and he was always great!

Have a great trip home!

Betsy said...

That sounds like an amazing service! The Revelation Song is one of my very favorites!!! I love worshipping with my family. Those are sweet times.

Kelley said...

That worship service sounds like what I experienced today at my brother's church. My nephew is a praise and worship leader. He was really good and not just because he is a family member good. When the pastor opened his mouth, everything he said was meant for me to hear. I felt that I was supposed to be there. It was amazing. Everything I was looking for today. An Awanna program for MK and a bible study for myself. I still love my country church, but today was too cool.

Dais! said...

sounds like you had a great sunday!! i got to hear tyler sing last sunday and i just adore it!! =) we are probably embarrassing him bad right now haha.. but i miss you all tooooo! and i am so excited to meet the K's hopefully in the near future =)). see you tomorrow on words with friends.. i haven't made a word cause i'm stumped haha =)

Susie said...

Looks like a wonderful day Jacquie. I know you guys are having such a great time!

Dorothy said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your visit with all your family!!! Sounds like a wonderful worship service. I can understand your being overwhelmed!

Jenn said...

Don't you just love how the Lord brings everything full circle!

You have a precious family!

petrii said...

Oh my, what a wonderful service!!! I'm so glad you got to worship with your entire family...nothing better!!

Sounds like you are having a beautfiul time.

Love you friend ~~ Dawn

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that statement - a light unto the world and not in a warehouse somewhere waiting for Heaven! I need to use that on my blog. :) blessings, marlene

Kelly said...

ha! I have a lot of memories of Tierce Green from camp.
And I LOVE Greg Long and Janna!! They are soooooooooooooooo talented! Avalon came to our church last year with Selah!
Sounds like ya'll had a great time in Houston!

Michele said...

so fun to read about Tierce Green! I have many, many memories (and photos somewhere) of him from church camp and revivals at my church. His "Glow in the Dark' song is now on repeat in my head. :-) thanks for the blast from the past.