Monday, July 30, 2012

Three Women Celebrate

Ok, I'm sufficiently rested from camp and have caught up on my e-mail/blog/news.  I'm in the mood to celebrate.

Disclaimer:  Beyond this point you may encounter heathen pop music.  Read/listen at your own risk.  

Do you know what's worse than a maliciously sued woman?  A group of maliciously sued women partying!

I've been having fun reading news articles, comments, and blog posts regarding the case.   If you recall, 4 out of the 5 defendants were female.  The male was dismissed from the case even before the first hearing.  Our attorney is a female.  I've been rebuked publicly for speaking out as a woman.  I've been asked if I had my husband's permission to blog.  Some wannabe high profile person in a high profile church has mentioned my name in several posts and discussing women and their spiritual abuse blogs.  I've been referred to as whiny and complaining.  You get the message.  

Well, the three of us women aren't whining and complaining, that's for sure.  We are in a celebratory mood and have brought in a little music to the par-TAY.

This comment cracked me up.

I asked Meaghan's what song she would use to celebrate.  She chose "We are the Champions" because she said, "we are queens".  :)  So funny.  Love you, Meaghan.

I chose Celebration by Kool & the Gang.  My husband and I saw Kool & the Gang live in concert when living in the Philippines during a very difficult time of terrorism, base restrictions, curfews, etc.  The USO brought them in to lift the spirits of servicemen and dependents.  Oh yea, there was a celebration and now the song is so appropriate to end this nearly 5-month fiasco.  So come on, everybody, let's celebrate and have a good time.

And for Hannah -  I've indoctrinated my kids to some of my favorite music and this next song was part of our "Kitchen Dance Music" playlist collection - music that the kids would play when doing dishes.  Hannah selected KC and the Sunshine Band, "That's the Way I Like It".  Oh yea, baby.  You'll definitely have to stand up while playing this.  JA is groovin' here.

Thank you for joining in the celebration :)


  1. I suppose many of us from funda-bapti-indie-costal backgrounds were admonished not to dance. Ever.

    However, may we declare ourselves Blessedbyterians for a day, in which case I'm sure we're allowed to rock out with dancin'. (As long as disco/polyester are not involved, I'm assuming.)

    Regardless, a "happy dance" session seems quite in order, regardless of our dancenominational background.

    Celebratin' with all y'all on this very blessed day ...

    1. Funda-bapti-indie-costal? LOL Funny, Brad!

      I know I'm pushing it here in this post. This post might be the topic of a Wednesday night teaching: proof that JA and those with her are heathens. Oh well.

    2. Ohhhh, we gotta get them words in the new revised dictionary. I love it. I am always reminded of the movie footloose in regards to the fight to dance, and that David danced before the Lord. So how can the no dancing rule not apply to David?

      2 Samuel 6:14
      And David danced before the Lord with all his might...

      To the legalistic, Oh, my!! David had no shame in dancing before the Lord.

    3. very smart, brad, very smart!

      and, Yeah, Ed, i thought of Footloose many times in the past few months while on this blog

      also, David played musical instruments before the LORD!

      i make this observation because the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (who is behind the sick fundamentalist seminary in Pittsburgh) do not believe it’s proper to play musical instruments in church. At they write: “In keeping with the New Testament Church’s directive for heart worship, we sing without the aid of musical instruments.”

      one of the ironies here is that this seminary also promotes Christian Reconstructionism, that is, they are seeking the power to forcefully bring in the Kingdom of God and subject everyone in the world to their interpretation of Old Testament law.

      the absurdities in the fundi world abound!


    4. monax ... I wonder if we could consider that the Reconstructionists you mentioned are fiddling with the issue of discontinuity between the social codes in the Mosaic law and grace in Christ. If so, they are more instrumental than they acknowledge. Though probably not as musical. Just sayin' ...

    5. Speaking of the movie, Footloose, a United Pentecostal Church pastor was a part of the real life story upon which it was based.

      Quoting from the online source linked to here: "As the Rev. F.R. Johnson of the United Pentecostal Church in nearby Hennepin was quoted in People magazine as saying at the time: 'If you have a dance, somebody will crash it, and they'll be looking for only two things - women and booze. When boys and girls hold each other, they get sexually aroused.'"

      The UPC has stood against dancing for many years.

    6. brad, I’m certain you are more qualified to answer your question than I. Nearly twenty years ago I made a small study of the dominionist/reconstructionist movement before they established their present stronghold in the church. And as iron does not hold together with clay I never imagined this ideology finding such a foothold within the church. But it has. And I bring it up in your presence because I’m wanting to be more educated on the phenomenon than I am.

      see my thoughts here

    7. Here's what I wrote in 2009 about Dominionism that lies underneath much (not all) of the Seven Mountains Movement. It is typically the post with the most hits, over 2000 a year, I think last time I calculated it.

      Anyway, the way I see Dominionism/Reconstructionism, it puts Christians in charge of culture and the best that could be would be moralism. I'm not sure that's what being "salt and light" is all about, or was meant to be about. Israel as a nation was about legitimate cultural imperialism and the Mosaic Law as the code for their country. The Church is not Israel, and we are sojourners among host nations, not controllers over the Kingdom.

      Will check out your thoughts link shortly ...

  2. Congratulations Julie Anne, Meaghan, and Hannah! Boy do those songs take me back to former times. Lol!!!!

  3. These are perfect songs for a dance celebration!

  4. I do love me some KC & The Sunshine Band...

  5. Well, I'll leave the dancing to those who can. Glad you have something to dance about. What I really want to know is, do you have your husband's permission to blog about dancing? LOL :)

    1. Oops. I did not ask, but he saw me exhibiting such behavior before he married me. And now it seems to be a generational issue. Oh boy.

  6. We are the Champions, my friends!
    And we’ll keep on fighting till the eeeend.

  7. We're all dancing and celebrating along with you!

  8. Dancing in ColoradoJuly 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Another lady is celebrating with you! Me! Whoopee!

  9. Dancing in ColoradoJuly 30, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Here's what I'm dancing to right now:
    "I Want to Be A Clone" by Steve Taylor
    "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees

    1. Dancing in ColoradoJuly 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      a better link for Steve Taylor's "I Want to Be a Clone"--for it has the lyrics

      I guess this makes sure I'm TOTALLY thrown out of the fundies forever, right? (good ;O)

    2. Dancing - I think you are really messed up now. No turning back ;)

      Glad to have you here :)

    3. Wait a minute. Dancing??????? Where did you come across this Clone song? I have never heard it before. Made me laugh!

    4. Dancing in ColoradoJuly 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      I heard it on the radio, probably when you were just a wee lass. It always hit home with me even then, but has more and more over the decades and especially after my husband helped pull the wool over his own eyes, becoming a zombie-clone; Steve Taylor must have been in a place similar to where we on this site have been; I see now that maybe it was a "calling"--so we could warn and or encourage the other sheep out there. Thanks for your labor of love here. Humor HAS to be one of His gifts to us since He is the author of every good gift, right? I'm glad I could help bring you a laugh.

  10. In the Spirit I want to give all praise and glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in Whom we have freedom to dance and sing and be everything He created us to be.

  11. Julie Anne,

    Being a musician, I am certain there is no shortage of songs that have meaning to you to fit whatever the situation may be. That being said....Nina and I offer this for your consideration. It was my choice of theme songs after a particularly difficult season.

    I listen to this and picture myself cloaked in the alien righteous of Our Lord…. celebrating the fact that through no merit of my own…I am acceptable to my Creator.

    Romans 13:14

    “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

    Enjoy! ☺

    Love, OM

    1. oooooooo - that's good, OM. I love that song. My younger daughter has a thang for Michael Buble' and I love his version of this tune, too. Love it when my kids have such good taste and I get to enjoy their music with them :)

  12. Celllll-a-brate good times. Come on!

    Still dancing with you. :-)

  13. Julie Anne, I love that song by Kool & The Gang! It always gets me movin'!

    A more mellow (but still celebratory) song that I really like: "Back in the High Life" by Steve Winwood.

    May the Lord give to you and your family the "high life", filled with blessings, from now on!


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