Monday, November 12, 2012

let's get praisy. a competition.

the Gospel floods my mind often.
you're like....oh just stop it. stop being all saintly. oh, i'm not being saintly, trust me. just ask my kids or my husband.  no, i'm just more aware that God is everywhere. in everything and in every song. either by it's great depravity apart from God and empty promises or by it's desire for something to satisfy a deep yearning in their soul. don't get me wrong, the gospel is preached in hymns and in christian music. but i hear it in pop music too. i hear it in pop music a lot.




so i decided to document when i hear the Gospel even in unconventional ways. when i hear God's word. and with the help of a friend, we have tagged it #letsgetpraisy
because that's just straight up stupid and funny. that combination, my friends, will never do you wrong. ok that's probably not true.

anyway, if you don't have instagram, i'm documenting a few here for your enjoyment. yes, i would love to make these into a coffee table book. but will i? maybe, actually. one day. when my kids are in college and i want to show them how cool and "with it" i am. look at these songs from 20 years ago, kids. i'm awesome, huh? no?

SOOOOOO, i would love for you guys to join me in #letsgetpraisy

thus, i have created a competition, players. next week, november 19th we'll do a link up of sorts with you're pop music quote that follows these requirements:
1) is somehow Gospel centered.
2) you provide a verse that goes along with your quote.
3) the quote can be from any song ever made in the universe.
4) you hashtag it if you twitter/instagram it. or blog it, player haters.
5) if you don't have a blog, you can email me your picture and i'll link you up.
6)you can enter up to 5 quotes.

winner gets:
their quote designed and printed


and
an 8X10 customizable art print from minted.com

and
these earrings just for kicks!
plus bragging rights. and that right there wins it all.

we'll do a link up next week. and then after the link up in the following days,  we'll have people vote for their favorite #letsgetpraisy quote on instagram. i'll post the top 2 and the one with the most votes wins! like we do in 'merica.

now, enjoy this video that makes fun of things christians say. of course, scroll down and press pause on my awesome music first.


Stuff Christians Say from worshiphousemedia on GodTube.


39 comments:

  1. That s awesome. I especially love The usher comparison ... Nicely done.

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    1. i expect you to top the usher quote. pray about it.

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  2. Jami, seriously, I just about DIED with laughter when I woke up to this post!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are brilliant. I LOVE your blog, don't think I've ever commented before. Thanks for sharing your life---and humor---with us. :)

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    1. you're so sweet. thanks for stepping out and commenting. :)

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  3. Love this idea... Also, that video is hilarious

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    1. isn't that video the best? oh christians.

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  4. Hey! I might just do this! Now I just have to think of a song. I'll get back to you. :)

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  5. I'm so excited about this! I was actually planning to write a blog post this week about a currently popular song that has been for me a praise song over the past few months!! Can't wait to join in!!

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  6. I just laughed way too loud in my cubicle. Oh my goodness..I will never hear Usher's "love in this club" the same..ever again :)

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  7. "son of a bee sting"...yep, i say it.
    love the competition.
    unfortunately, i'm awful at stuff like this.
    we'll see if/what i can come up with.

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    1. it will stretch you. but you can do this. :)

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  8. I LOVE it! I'll plan to try to join in on this fun. You are so awesome with sauce!

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  9. yep that video is hilarious. however I must confess I have said a few of those phrases before and have friends that still do. can I add "how's your quiet time? be sure you have your quiet time every morning before the sun is up" to the video?

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    1. i use some of them too. that's why it's so funny!
      quiet time...yes....ahahahaha

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  10. Jami when does the competition start? I have an entry!

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  11. Jami when does the competition start? I have an entry!

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  12. Umm, nevermind. it says november 19 in giant font. you don't need to publish all my dumb comments

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  13. i love this idea for so many reason and also that clip...i'm laughing so hard, i always make fun of christian cliques-even though i say these things all the time-such a funny culture we have made for ourselves, so yes....perfect....they should make one entitled "stuff christians write in emails"...

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    1. we christians are silly birds, aren't we.

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  14. love it, Jami. only question - can you enter more than once? or is this a choose your best entry and go with it kind of competition? really fun, and important all at the same time!

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    1. i updated the info..you can enter up to 5 quotes. get on it girrrrrrl. lol

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  15. this is such a great way to fellowship with one another.
    I just echo all these comments.

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  16. I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying listening to the radio with biblical thoughts running through my head.....all thanks to you my dear :)
    There are so many different songs and verses in there right now that if anyone could be in there it would probably sound like Babel. Ha!

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    1. isn't it magical? it's like an explosion in your ears. whatever that means. just go with it.

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  17. love you & your blog & #letsgetpraisy on ig (theowlmama) is taking over my life.
    my kids ate cereal for dinner cause i was praying about jump up jump up and get down... lol.

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    1. ahahahaha. my kid eat cereal every night. but whatever.

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  18. K I just sent you an email with my entry! Forgot a subject line but umm it's from moniquejmcfarlane@gmail.com

    I hope you like it!!

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  19. Jami, I just emailed you an entry for this sweet gig and forgot a subject line, but its from moniquejmcfarlane@gmail.com

    Hope you like it!

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  20. I may have accidentally entered more than 5, but the 19th is my son's birthday, so I'm feeling lucky...I mean blessed... Favored... God is going to reward me for my faithfulness in the #letsgetpraisy pursuit.

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  21. So, this totally is the coolest thing ever, since I love Jesus, and ridiculous pop music so much! I only hope I can pull it together before tomorrow! BTW..I loved your talk from the 2012 Influence conference, and love your heart for the gospel!!!

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