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Help! I’m Distracted During Worship

Written by Lora Baughey on

Open up the heavens, we want to see You,

Open up the floodgates

Floodgates? I think we can stop asking God to open the floodgates now, for crying out loud! It’s been raining for the past 40 days and 40 nights straight. On the bright side, we now have waterfront property.

My goodness, it is absolutely freezing in here! Nothing like trying to worship in a meat locker.

…and filling every part of our praise.

I think someone took a bath in cologne this morning. Gag! Less is more, People. Less is more.

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord

We are one in the…

Aw, what a cute little girl! Her jumpsuit is adorable. And that headband—oh my! Baby clothes have gotten so much cuter than they were when my kids were little. Her parents really should start using the nursery, though. Cuteness is just as distracting as crying. That reminds me, I have got to find Amber when church lets out. I’ve been meaning to check in on her since I saw her crying in the Prayer Room last week. I bet Brad is at it again. How has it possibly been a week already since I saw her? It feels like it was just yesterday. Do not forget to text Krista when you get out of here. She clearly isn’t getting the hint, and there’s no way I’m going to spend the rest of my summer taking care of her bratty kids.

And, they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love

Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love

“Sorry, this seat is taken.”

(Next song begins)

Whoa. The band is tight this morning! They’ve got the A-Team on stage today, for sure. And Natalie is killing it—I mean, killing it—with this new set design. I wish I had half her talent. I need to hire her to refinish my bathroom cabinets. Her master bath remodel pictures were absolutely stunning!

I think I want to paint the vanity navy blue. Like, really dark, almost black. I’d need to take the walls white. Ooo! And, I could get some plants at Root 31 and do a plant wall in front of the window. Maybe some barn wood shelves. And switch out the fixtures to burnished brass. Totally on point. All I need is a little money…

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in his wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim


Lord, please help me. Settle my heart. I’ve got everything on my mind but you this morning; and I am missing the whole point. I did a terrible job staying in the Word this week. I don’t know why; I guess I just got busy and I wasn’t really hungry for it. But I want to be. Please help me, God; I need you. Speak to me in a way that I can hear you. You’ve got my full attention now. I don’t want to miss another second of what you have for me this morning. You deserve all of my attention, all of my worship, all of my praise.

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation, I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night

Then through the darkness, your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished, the end is written
Jesus Christ, my living hope



Lora Baughey

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