Papa’s World – Lutheran’s can Jazz it up !

Sunday – we had a surprise – we knew our little grand kids were going to sing –

but we didn’t know it would be with a drum and brass – guitars and the entire adult choir !

Music is essential in my opinion

We had searched for 7 years after we moved South –

for a church –

And we found one in Community Lutheran Church of Sterling Va.

Music has become a very big part of our two services each Sunday.

Our three little grand children have become a part of that music –

Even four year old Bode who can not read –

will memorize the words!

Community Lutheran Church of Sterling

Our choir director Jennifer Quoines –

leads all aspects of the music department .

Under her direction – we have been blessed each and every Sunday –

And these are just normal every day folks –

who she has managed to get to sing in English –

Russian and other languages !

We are a congregation that welcomes many to come through our doors –

COMMUNITY is the place of worship for the community –

And a place of comfort – safety –

Many out side groups use our space –

When we found Community – we found HOME –

When our grand kids were born – they also found a home.

So – on Sunday – we sat and listened – not once but twice – for both services

It was that inspiring – and the kids also sang for both services –

I hope you enjoy the video and song as much as we did –

It is a little long but oh so well done.

Today I share our HOME away from home –

Just another day in my life – “PAPA’S WORLD “

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Papa’s World – Good Morning and have a great day !

Each day – I try to be positive

My blogs each day are for the most part a POSITIVE in a very Negative news day !

My criteria – follows three rules of thought for me.

One – share a smile ! Two – share a good feeling ! Three – be POSITIVE !

NORMAL ?

I could be a bit normal – but – I guess I am not – however – I see normal !

I see stories – I ask questions – I write them down – I memorize them.

My MOTTO

I live each day as it will be my last –

I plan ahead – I organize – I DREAM !

I call it ” LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS ” one day at a time !

One of my favorites

George Carlin –

one of my favorites – always thought provoking –

He told a lot of truth – and made me think !

I think this fits today’s World

I could write on POLITICS each and every day –

endless – but I choose not to.

Instead – I look for gratitude –

I see rights and wrongs

I yearn for peace

And I look upward for guidance

I hope this explains my reasons for blogging –

my innermost thoughts.

Blogging is a way of reaching out –

extending thoughts and pleasant ideas.

To make a difference for one day in your life –

to be happy .

Sit back – grab a drink –

mine is coffee –

and just enjoy a moment to feel good before your day starts.

Then at the end of the day –

be reminded –

that in this blog – there is peace.

My three rules –

why I write each day !

Thank you and go in peace.

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Papa’s World – sometimes – in a storm – you take shelter- other times – you just ride it out – we look upward and beyond.

Storm clouds – we keep the faith

In 1999 – we took a chance – and we both transferred from SWNY state to NVA with the company we had worked for – taking all of our time and benefits with us. It was to us a Leap Of Faith – leaving behind security and friends and family.

The storm was brewing – we steadied our life

But – excitement also was in the air – we left our little church behind – put our faith in God’s hands – and ventured South – from rural farm – country – to city life – right smack in the middle of Alexandria Va. A town of less than a thousand to a city of more than a million. ( D.C. ) area.

Our new home – after 8 years of searching – Community Lutheran Church

We searched for eight years – almost every Lutheran church in the area – finally finding Community Lutheran Church in Sterling Va. This was the church our daughter – Tammy – married Marcus in and was his home church and that of his family. We had found a home.

It has now been twelve plus years – and even though the storm has ceased – we find comfort in walking through those doors – open arms and friends. Truly a Community !

Today our faith in humanity rests with in these walls.

In today’s World – our faith provides us with comfort – and also the outreach in the community. We saw this 12 years ago – and it is us. When we left – we did not know where we would worship – but it is here – all are welcome – service to the community and other religions – all faiths – we found a home among the brewing clouds – just as today the clouds are around – we maintain our faith and our church.

Passing it on to the next generation

And we are able to share that with the next generation – after all – that is but one facet of life – the here and now – #livinglifetotheplus – kids are free – free to see the community of church.

Family

Family – friends – storms may brew – but life together forms a bond – one that comes together in our new life so far away from back home – we found a new home – Community Lutheran Church – Sterling Va.

I hope this gives insight into dramatic moves – ones that up root your lives – ones that cause you to search and find your new roots – God Bless !

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