Welcome to the Greene Street Letters. It has become my venue for sharing what is going on at Vineyard Recovery Church. Don't let the word Church scare you. The Greene Street Letters is a daily posting to simply say that there is more to life than what you see. More to life than "stuff". My simple take of 60+ years of following Jesus. Some days were good days...some days I managed to get off in the ditch. He is worthy of the pursuit, so that is what I do........I pursue Jesus in everything I do. Not the Jesus of the church. Not the Jesus of the denomination. Nothing wrong with those things, but Jesus is so much more. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you return from time to time to stop and ponder your own relationship with Jesus. God on you....mb
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Wind @ VRC Tonight!
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord.
One of the greatest gifts God has given to me has been the people He has allowed me to meet and get to know. Especially them-thar musically inclined individuals who can do more than read the notes and transfer them to sound through their instrument. People who play and sing with passion. Throw in the fact that their passion is also for God and you've got yourself a pretty incredible bunch of folks...
People like Debbie Handy, Wayne Wimpee, Barry Hooks, Carrie Elrod that make up the worship team for Saturday's VRC meetings. Love them people.
But if you take all the years I've been around, God has truly blessed me with friendships that go way back. To me, a real friend is someone that you might not get to see or talk to for an extended period of time, but when you do meet it is like you've never been apart. Nori and Barbie Kelley are friends like that.
They, and their band WIND, will be leading our worship set tonight for VRC. So in some ways, tonight will be a family reunion. We'll swap stories and go over the event's of the past year that have brought us to where we are today. There will be laughter as well as tears. But over it all, will be a deep deep gratitude for these two wonderful people. They have traveled a path seldom traveled by others. Taking the call of Christ to "FOLLOW ME"...they have done just that. Russia, Japan, Ireland, England, Mexico, and on and on the journey has taken them, Much of the U.S. has been traversed by these two and their fellow cohorts in music. If ever there was evidence of the power of music to open hearts to the kingdom message, all you have to do is sit and listen to some of their stories. Told with much humility, Nori and Barbie are fully aware of God in their lives and how He has led them over the years.
So tonight will be special for me....
I'll get to worship with old friends (and hopefully some new ones).
Seth barber will bring the teaching. Seth is hard core GOD-recovery....
And we'll see what God wants to do.
Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Come on out and join us.
Here is a sample video of Nori and Barbie.
God on you...