Friday, April 11, 2008

Shout to the Lord??

Wow. So, American Idol opened with the finalists singing "Shout to the Lord" last night. Don't get me wrong--it was awesome--but all I could think was...what the heck?? I'd wondered why on "inspirational night" no one, even Jason Castro, sang anything God-ish. Then I started to wonder if maybe the songs they had to choose from were void of Christian overtones for "freedom" purposes or something and then somebody started fussing about it and so they appeased us Christians with a worship song. THEN I read more about it. I missed Idol Gives back Wednesday night because we were having an AWESOME dinner at Tokyo with my wonderful in-laws, and they apparently closed with it that night. Only they edited out "Jesus" in the first verse, singing: "My shepherd, my savior, Lord there is none like you," which just sounds ridiculous, but is also just stupid because, really, if you're going to sing a Praise and Worship song and you don't want to offend non-Christians, you can pick one that doesn't have the word "Jesus" in it at all. So why do that song and make it obvious?? So apparently last night was their appeasement for Christians again by singing Jesus in there. I loved it, and I was shocked to see it on American Idol.

Now, let's talk about how upset I am that Michael Johns is gone. He did not deserve to go. Sure, his "Dream On" wasn't great, but he's been on fire the last few weeks and I've really gotten to like him. David Cook sucked so badly this week and he wasn't even in the bottom three. I can't believe Syesha didn't go home. Carly was awful this week, but she's done well in the past. Still, I'd rather have seen her go than Michael. Bless his heart.

In real life news, I got evaluated by our super-intendent today. I knew it was coming so I planned a lesson that'd have everything I knew he'd be looking for:) Cheating? Nah. I really did teach, so it's still a representation of what I do with my kids daily. I feel really good about it. I feel like I did everything I was supposed to do, and he said he enjoyed the lesson. I guess I'll find out when we have our sit-down next week. I'm just glad it's over with!

I baked my 5th graders some of my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are the best cookies I've ever had in my life, from 5:15-6:15 this morning. They loved them. It was their reward for doing their best on TAKS. At least I hope they did their best.

I'm leaving school at noon to spend some time with my wonderful husband. I don't know what we're going to do, but I'm sure it'll be a good time. Quality time. Oh, yes. I am excited!

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

They really were amazing cookies. Thanks for letting me try them. I hope you enjoy your afternoon off!!