I'm speaking to Oneighty's combined middle and high school youth tonight at "The Link." Why my co-worker asked me to do this I'm not sure, unless it's to teach the kids a lesson about appreciating their regular cool speakers. Sort of like when my husband and I threaten to take our own kids back to the churches we each grew up in if they even think about complaining about the one we attend now.
My fear is that I'm going to look and sound like Lady Bird Johnson to them because of my oldness.
But if I try too hard to be cool, I'll end up being viewed as this.
I would just prefer they not react to me like this.
In fact, I'm thinking about banning my own kid from going because I don't want to look out into the crowd and see this:
My topic is going to be about making summer last by taking the things you love about summer and applying them to your life.
Freedom (Freedom in Christ)
Sunshine (Light of Christ in you not growing dim)
SERVE (Our community service week is not supposed to be a week-long event but a lifestyle)
Friends (Treasuring old friends but engaging new friends to bring to church)
Vacations (Shaking up your routine, esp. for worship, prayer)
Summer Fruits (Fruits of the Spirit-making sure they don't go to rot)
Music (Is there a song, verse of Psalm that meant a lot to you this summer? Then "mark it" as a the song of summer 2008 and remember how God spoke to you through those words/music, etc., etc.)
Any other thoughts that come to mind as you read this?? Not that I'm desperate or nervous or nervous or anything.