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Melody is a wife to Michael and mother to Emily, Isaac and Mackenzie who calls Chattanooga home these days.She blogs about ordinary life with Psalm 119:57&8 in mind.

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  1. Wow! What a wonderful dance the two of you had based on Scripture truths–the perfect kind of dance! How brave of you to allow the joy of God’s Word to propel you into actual motion–that’s what we all need! That’s right–meditation on the power of His promises does indeed make our feet light just when we most need it! So glad you shared this beautiful faith-dance story–such a blessing! Thank you so much! Blessings!

  2. Oh, I want to get to the point where I simply can’t keep myself from dancing because of Him. And I want that everyday….for me and my wee ones.

    My husband and I have decided to homeschool for at least the first few years of grade school….but probably longer. We start in the fall. I imagine I will begin our days with worship…..ringing His joy and goodness right in. Because filling the mind with His word and His praises should always come before filling the mind with things like arithmetic and such, don’t ya think?

    So good. Keep dancing’ girl!

    Blessings,
    Kate 🙂

    • Starting the day with worship is ALWAYS a good idea! 🙂 Praying that your journey this fall begins with much joy and peace! blessings. md

  3. Melody – thanks for sharing that story.

    I from “Down Under” – Australia and was reared in the Methodist Church where dancing was also considered bad – sinful even. Fortunately me parents didn’t go along with that belief, even though my Mum had worshiped at a Baptist Church in her younger years and Dad in a Methodist. Often used to wonder what the problem with dancing was, especially as I couldn’t find anything in the Bible to say it was wrong, and lots of people I knew danced. My parents used to take me and my 2 sisters with them to a monthly dance run by a Tennis Club they belonged to and I Had Ballroom Dancing lessons.

    I’m no great dancer – but love it and your story stirred me to think I should do more of it. Put on a CD and dance to my heart’s content. What a release it is – and also good for helping to lose weight!!!! I’ve been feeling a bit depressed so tomorrow I’m puttiing on some Christian music (late at night here now), and might try a few old steps to lighten my soul!!!

  4. Kaye, I pray that His promises will make your feet light tomorrow and for many days to come. May you will experience new and fresh joy! blessings on you ! md

  5. The bible even mentions King David dancing as the Ark of Covenant of God is being brought back to Jerusalem.

    God has no problems with the way we celebrate Him and His wonderful laws & precepts. I believe in clapping hands and raising hands in church–even dancing (at home). Don’t care who sees me doing it. I want the Lord to be blessed by my actions not other people!

    Good for you to allow your wee ones to dance & rejoice over God! Teaching them valuable lessons!

    • keep on dancing and rejoicing, Beth! He is worthy of the celebration and worship! md

  6. As a baptist pastor’s daughter myself, I totally saw where this was going! 🙂 I attended a Christian school. So we had a Jr. Sr. Banquet… No dancing in sight!

    I love Seeds family worship at our house! In fact I might pull it out on this dreary Monday! Also, I memorized those verses in Psalms 30… What a blessing

    • ahhh… a kindred spirit, then. 🙂 isn’t it a blessing to dance with joy, before the Lord?!? and yes- I love those verses – and the Seeds music – it keeps our spirits up and our toes tappin’!

  7. What about exploring the idea of providing community for those for whom it is difficult..not just with those we enjoy spending time with. How about providing community for the aged, the sick, the poor, the discouraged. How about exploring being BRAVE enough to go out on a limb…and them trusting God that we will also receive in the giving!