by Michael Edgar Myers, Founding Director
Cami Myers is part of Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries, the Next Generation, though she’s been with us awhile.
Maybe you've seen her greeting people at shows at our hospitality table, or sitting in singing with the ladies’ worship ensemble, Chos3n. She’s also behind the scenes (or out front) photographing our performances, such as those she did for “Freedom Song” promotions.
All of those activities she began as a high school intern. She’s now preparing for her senior year of college, studying psychology and creative writing, wondering how to use them in the "adulting" world to come.
Balancing church and family responsibilities is a reason Paul cautioned wannabe pastors in Corinth about getting married.
Depending on the source you’re reading, there are varying views about divorce rates among couples who profess themselves to be Christ-followers. The rates are either growing at the same rate as non-believers, greater than that rate, declining from that rate, or were never as high.
Among the teachings in his first letter to the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul gave what some Bible translations subtitle, “Concerns for Married Life.” Included in the passage in chapter seven, Paul speaks to pastors…or would-be pastors, with an admonition summarized here by the late Eugene Peterson in his paraphrase, “The Message.”
“Because of the current pressures on us from all sides, I think it would probably be best to stay just as you are. Are you married? Stay married. Are you unmarried? Don’t get married. But there’s certainly no sin in getting married, whether you’re a virgin or not. All I am saying is that when you marry, you take on additional stress in an already stressful time, and I want to spare you if possible.”
Peterson and Paul’s perspective is the backdrop for this sequence of audio and written reflections based on the book, “Who Prays for the Pastor?” by Fredrick Ezeji-Okoye.
Vikki is starting the last 30 days of training for her second successive Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7.
Besides the work (running, stretching, body strengthening), she's shaping her "VikkiThonPlaylist -- songs she'll be listening to while running. In the training process, we'll highlight some of the songs on her playlist and her thoughts of why they're there.)
"My playlist is a mix of 'church music' and 'pop music..' Some may wonder about the latter, however, in either case, Vikki says, " I'm able to hear God's voice through the lyrics."
The KIT 'n' Kaboodle Blog
The essays here are culled from our travels, conversations, worship experiences and discoveries.
Many are reprints from our newsletter, The KIT 'n' Kaboodle, or Facebook notes over time.
They're written by our ensemble, Garlan Garner, Michael Edgar Myers or Vikki J. Myers -- solo, or collectively.