Will I dance for You, Jesus?

 

 “I Can Only Imagine”             From the MercyMe album “Almost There”

http://www.metrolyrics.com/i-can-only-imagine-lyrics-mercy-me.html

This song fills me with anticipation about the end of my earthly life.  I hope that “Will I dance for you, Jesus?” will be the only pressing question on my heart at that time…

 

(partial) lyrics: 

“I can only imagine what it will be like

When I walk by Your side

I can only imagine what my eyes will see

When Your face is before me

I can only imagine

Yeah

 

Surrounded by Your glory

What will my heart feel?

Will I dance for You Jesus?

Or in awe of You be still?

 

Will I stand in Your presence

Or to my knees will I fall?

Will I sing, Hallelujah?

Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine

I can only imagine”

 

MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian band, originally formed in Greenville, Texas in the mid-1990s.

Songwriters: TUINFORT, GIORGIO / ATWEH, NASRI / RIESTERER, FREDERIC / GUETTA, DAVID / CARTER, DWAYNE / BROWN, CHRISTOPHER MAURICE / LUTTRELL, JACOB

Published by: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Footballers at the Barre

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Football and ballet? 

There are more similarities to the footwork than you would think.  Both activities use the same muscle groups and require similar skills.  They even share some of the same injuries.

 What can football players gain by practicing ballet?

  • Flexibility – to avoid tackles and make catches
  • Speed and Agility – to recover speed after changing direction or spinning to avoid a tackle
  • Strength – to increase muscle without bulk, especially important for kickers and other offensive players
  • Balance – to land on their feet after leaping for a catch and to stay on their feet during a tackle
  • Mental Focus – to follow complex plays, track the position of the ball in the air and make decisions on the fly.
  • Endurance – to strengthen their heart and circulatory systems enabling intense muscular work with less tiring.

http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/ballet-football-1747.html

 

For a testimony on a 320-pounder who straps on the slippers, check out:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/22954120/steve-mclendon-ballet-is-harder-than-anything-else-i-do

 

Picture source:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=football+players+doing+ballet&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UMhuUveVDM-QyQHJhoDIDA&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=566