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Next month's Series

Beginning Sept 10th we will start a new series at Focal Point called "Focal Point Inked".

Tatoos are rather common in society today and generally accepted in the public arena. Gone are the days when only bikers got 'inked' and hello are the days when people from all walks of life choose to memoralize a moment of their life on their bodies. Most ink today is done to commemorate an event, person or life stage. Even the stupid ones. Getting inked is an expression for some people of their soul speaking. The tattoo for many provides a voice for that otherwise silent part of their being.

Living in the city with the world's largest naval base means we also have a ton of ink in our church.
What we aim to do in this series is tackle some of those stories, emotions and periods of life that are forever etched into the skin of some of our members. For instance we will talk about a tattoo one of our navy guys has of his two kids' hand prints on his chest. He shares what it means to him and we will use that Sunday to talk about birth and the honor of being a parent. Another week we will see a woman in our church who had her dad's name, rank and dates on her back to remember her father who passed away this past year. Obviously during this week we will talk about how to cope with loss and the greiving process. Some others are going to be a relaxing look at the emotions of love and we'll also spend some time talking about the writing on Jesus' thigh in Revelation 19: "King of Kings and Lord of Lords"

I'm looking forward to this series. Should be a lot of fun.

posted by Tally Wilgis @ Friday, August 11, 2006

2 Comments:

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Gary Lamb said...

GREAT idea and it will be stolen here.

GREAT GREAT GREAT idea.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger FeatherIron said...

I have a Lord of the Rings Tattoo (two symbols in Elvish that I thought ment one thing but turns out to mean another, not so good when getting a tattoo but in this case, it was good, you can read the story here
http://thewardrobeandthewhitetree.blogspot.com/2005/10/crazy-geek-part-1.html)

I also have a heart with my husbands name in it. My husband has a snapping turtle on one shoulder, that's for me, I am the snapping turtle ;-0 and the LSU-Eye of the Tiger on the other shoulder. We just got him that one for fathers day.

My sister works in a nursing home and we always joke about what this generation will look like when we get nursing home age, all wrinkled, pierced and tattooed!

 

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