The TAMBOURINE with metal disks only makes music when someone moves and shakes it, reminding us that we can celebrate and praise God with our own movement. . . .
Dance! Dance in any way you can—tap your toes, bob your head, shake your whole body. We can praise God with our bodies by dancing. Tap your foot while you do dishes, invite your spouse or child to dance in the living room. Boogie in the yard or slow dance in your bedroom.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
How does dancing makes you feel—embarrassed or free, self-conscious or joyful?
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The prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand. All the women followed her playing tambourines and dancing.
—Exodus 15:20 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
—”A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,” Upper Room Worshipbook
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