Thursday, April 30, 2009

GUIDE "HER"

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

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I'm thankful for: American Sign Language , which is a form of communication I've been enjoying learning since I was a child. Getting to communicate with a girlfriend's family when I was in grammar school started it all.

Over the past few years, I've met many kids and adults along the way who cannot hear--and I just love watching their faces as I'm sharing my "sporadically-learned" hand language with them!! Needless tosay, I often have to slow them down because my skills are way "under par".

But for me really, it is one my "rejoicing" tools to praise God...especially when I'm singing. Giving my praise more fully with voice, face and hands.

Many times I learn from the books I own and often I view GodTube and YouTube to see the latest ASL praise songs on video. Please view one of the best videos I've seen recently...Shannon McMullen's YouTube version of God Bless America (1min34secs)...simple, sweet, and to the point!

Lord,
Will you continue to "stand" beside us
and "guide" us...
every day as we walk America's path to the future.
Give our leaders soft hearts
and open ears to hear your Spirit's guidance
as they work for this nation.
Amen
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7 comments:

Greg C said...

I am really surprised that they haven't banned that song. You know God is in everything we do so why are so many people wanting to rewrite history?

Tänia said...

I love to watch sign language in praise time. It is so expressive and beautiful and I long to learn. We do not have a deaf ministry at the church we are at now and I miss it. Thank you for the beautiful reminder!

Tänia of Faith Prints

Faye said...

Hello there my friend!Beautiful post.My grandaughter is doing sigh for the church.It is amazing!Have a Blessed evening!

sara said...

my daughter took ASL in high school. I would love to learn it! can't wait to watch the video

Snow White said...

I can remember the first large retreat I went on where I had a beautiful view of a group of students "singing" their praises -- it was amazing.

Beverlydru said...

I have wanted to learn sig language for 20 years. I didn't know about searching YOuTube for ALS videos. GREAT news! Love your new photo. Such a pretty smile.

Truth4thejourney said...

Sign language is so expressive and dramatic! I love watching it during praise. God bless you for being willing to learn another language in order to show His love to all people.

Sonya Lee