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Jason’s Disney Insider Tips, part 1

We are Disney fanatics.  We love it.  There’s something about the customer service, the commitment to a unified vision, and the fervent pursuit of excellence that is attractive, inspiring and motivating about a trip to Disney.  From the street sweepers, to ride-loaders, to customer service agents, and managerial level – the employees (known as cast members) are lock-step in full commitment to bringing a top drawer experience to the customer.  The design is incredible, the logistics are impeccable, and the simple act of a visit can easily become a lesson in customer service, and guest experience.

We (the Sears Family) have visited more times that I’m willing to admit, and we absolutely love it, every single time.

It dawned on me the last time we were there that we have tips and secrets that we adhere to that enable our family to have the most fun for the least dollars.  We’re all about value.  I then thought that maybe it would be helpful to share those with my readers so they could take advantage.  So I’m going to spend some time here outlining what we feel are the most beneficial tips and tricks for “doing Disney” with a family.  I’ll cover things like stroller rentals, where to stay, where to eat, HOW to eat, rides to avoid, fast passes to NOT get, and little inside secrets that I’ve picked up along the way.  I’ll also be happy to answer any questions posted in the comments.  Stay tuned!

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Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – May 21, 2017

Bob was back in the pulpit yesterday as we continued our series in the Blue Book Devotional.  Yesterday’s theme was “Loved By God” – which paired so nicely with some great tunes that remind us of God’s love for us…

We opened with Because of Your Love.

After our call to worship we sang Our God Saves, Good Good Father, I Stand Amazed, and How Deep the Father’s Love For Us.

Because Bob used the Zephaniah 3 passage for his sermon – we paired that with one of the best song settings that I’ve ever known for that passage – He Will Rejoice, written by Scott Wesley Brown.  Definitely an older tune – but so great.

If you’re looking for this week’s Blue Book song – you’ll find Jesus Lover of My Soul below…

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – May 14, 2017

Our kids led in worship yesterday, as has become tradition here at OMPC, especially for Mother’s Day.  Always great to be led by the kids – they’re such a wonderful reminder of our posture/position in worship.  Their often uninhibited freedom is enviable, as they haven’t lost the desire to use their bodies, arms, and hands in worship.

We opened yesterday with Let the Praises Ring.

After our call to worship we sang Song of Love, The Solid Rock, By Faith, and Lay it Down.

Our offering song was a tune that my wife Mandy wrote a few years back called One Mother’s Prayer.

If you’re looking for this week’s BlueBook song – you’ll want to listen to In Christ Alone.

I’ve included a different arrangement than we typically do at OMPC – i hope you enjoy.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – May 7, 2017

Hard to believe we’re already into May – next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and the kids will be leading us in worship.  Love it when the kids lead in worship – almost as much as I love choir Sundays – of which, yesterday was one.  Love our choir at OMPC – and yesterday was a rare “show up and sing” Sunday, as we had no official rehearsals beforehand.  Almost impossible to get folks out for rehearsals in May, as school years are winding down, business trips and ball clubs are winding up, and folks are longing for summer….

We opened yesterday with Heaven and Earth.

After our call to worship we sang Forever Reign, Good Good Father, Amazing Grace, and 10,000 Reasons.

Our offering song was Jesus – a tune we introduced during our Palm Sunday service “These Dry Bones.”

Our BlueBook Song this week is Amazing Grace

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – April 30, 2017

Bob was out yesterday and Mark Long – our Youth Pastor, preached on the Blue Book week “Chosen By God.”

We opened with Jesus – a new tune to OMPC that we introduced during our Palm Sunday service.

After our call to worship we sang All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, How He Loves, Let it Be Jesus, and To Him.

Our offering song was All Sons and Daughters’ All the Poor and Powerless.

This week’s #bluebook song isn’t a tune that I’m familiar with, from Maranatha Praise called Jesus You Are Lord.  If you’re interested you can find a youtube recording below…

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – April 23, 2017

Yesterday’s worship set hinged around the idea that “it is well” with our souls, in Christ – knowing that He is the comfort, the peace, the rescuer.  His faithfulness is our shield.  He has commanded his angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways.  He will watch over our coming and our going – both now and forevermore.

We opened yesterday with Jesus – a new tune to OMPC that we introduced during our Palm Sunday service.

After the call to worship we sang I AM, You Never Let Go, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Never Once, and It Is Well

Our offering song, and this week’s BlueBook Song is Even If – a new tune from Mercy Me. You can check out our rendition of it below.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – April 16, 2017

We celebrated Easter Sunday yesterday with quite the crowd at OMPC!  Always great to worship with such an incredible church.

We opened yesterday with Let God Arise.

After our call to worship we sang Joyful, Not to Us, Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Stronger, and This I Believe (the Creed).

Our offering song was a reprise from last week’s Palm Sunday service, with My Victory, sung by Carlee Green.

If you’re interested in checking out the videos from last Sunday – you can click here.

These Dry Bones

Viva la Vida

(if you’re interested in watching Viva la Vida without my explanation, check it out here)

Falling Slowly

Lord I Need You

What Wondrous Love is This

These Dry Bones…

Dry Bones

O Come to the Altar

Behold the Lamb of God

These Dry Bones (part 2)…

Touch the Sky

Broken Vessels

Love Comes for Free

These Dry Bones (part 3)…

My Victory

Jesus

One True God

Never Fail