A different Spirit...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You know, this past year for our family has been one of the hardest years in the whole of all of our Christian walks. We've been through so many changes and hard times, it's just been nuts! But anyway, at family night last night, we were talking about the whole depression thing and how it's sweeping, not just over our family, but over the whole church. Pretty much everyone I know has been battling with the spirit of oppression, heaviness or something similar. And that's just what it is. A spirit. We have so much, yet we still get down. And not just a little bit like happens to most people, but it becomes really dark and heavy. It's a sure sign that we're living in the last days. God is teaching his church to be strong now so that we can have the strength to fight in the hard times that are to come. He is calling us to be warriors; to fight the good fight of faith and learn how to war against the principalities and powers that rule the earth. We must put on the garment of praise for heaviness. The oil of joy for mourning. Learn how to rebuke the evil one off our lives and the people we love. So we had this upbeat song playing in the background while we were all sitting there feeling a bit gloomy. Anyway, I made dad get up and dance for me (now you can understand why I'm a little bit mad - it's in my genes). The following is a little taste of the Garton dance routine...






Hope it makes your day! Sure made mine...

22 comments:

Jon Dylan said...

Go the snoop dog snoopy tie!

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Jase said...

Where there's a will, there are relatives.

Thanx rach, any Krumping???

Rachel Kate said...

well... i wouldve if id remembered to get the camera out one night when kate and steph were watching a "how to krump" dvd. I am not kidding!

Rachel Kate said...

shouldnt you have posted where theres a will on my last blog??? tehe you love posting on the wrong thread :) oh and jon, i am not amused

kristy said...

now that definately made my day... and my will

Little Dee said...
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Little Dee said...

Yay, that looks like mighty fine dancing. Kate and I are there next week. The things we get up to in the comfort of home! We could do a contest on who's brave enough to try my latest post ideas to help sort the problem out.

Symon said...

Now I understand why the Garton kids are so random ;-)

Rachel Kate said...

wow symz you mean you didn't understand before now??? hahaha that explains a lot...

Rachel Kate said...

so keen for it darlz! maybe we can work out the dance routine for the 10year flame anniversary...

Jon Dylan said...

maybe we can work out the dance routine for the 40hour examine.

Fifi said...

Oh wow! Haha! If that doesn't scare away the oppression..I don't know what will!! lol.
Great post x

Fifi said...

Darlene,I'd just like to say I've been having dance lessons with Steph, salsa to be exact. And I'd just like to say that I need a few more lessons...the world's not ready for all of this mmmhmm! lol.

Symon said...

Fifi, the world will never be ready.

Rachel Kate said...

hahahahaha

Rachel Kate said...

maybe jon and i can work out the dance routine for the 40hr imagine me...

Jase said...

I hear mercy me are looking for a 40 minute dance routine on the 'I can only imagine' tour...

hey jon, reckon we can post 500 comments on this blog???

Fifi said...

Oh the cheekiness! I say we have a 'Dance - off' Popa S..

Rachel Kate said...

if you two have a dance off then i am so there! with my camera! muhaha

Rachel Kate said...

oh and thanks so much chris for honouring me with your presence on my blogsite... next time bring some popcorn and whadya say we hit a movie together :)

Jon Dylan said...

Comment no 21: Where there's a will, there's someone who thinks they're about to die.

Endless Parsnip said...

Comment no. 22, where there's a will, there's someone who thinks they can fly...

 
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