Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Acts of Praise

The Opera Company of Philadelphia delights and inspires a mall full of people with this glorious cultural surprise:

I so wish I could be in the middle of one of these.  How lovely would it be if, everywhere we went, people were glorifying God like this.

And He SHALL reign forever and ever!


Have you ever done a random act of praise?  What kind of response did you get?

DeAnna Julie Dodson has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. She is the author of In Honor Bound, By Love Redeemed and To Grace Surrendered, a trilogy of medieval romances, as well as Letters in the Attic and The Key in the Attic, contemporary mysteries. Her new series of Drew Farthering Mysteries will debut in the Summer of 2013 with Rules of Murder from Bethany House.  A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats.


  1. Amen! This is so cool. I'm pretty shy, so I've never done a random act of praise. Actually, I take that back. The trail I used to walk on has the most beautiful scenery and I listen to praise music when I walk. Whenever Majesty would play, I couldn't help but raise my hands to Him.

  2. I was part of a "flashmob" praise dance on Easter a few years ago in a college courtyard. I don't think it was much of a surprise, though. Except for to the cars driving by.

  3. Oh, Suzie, how could anyone help it? :D

    That's so neat, Dina. What fun to do it even if nobody was surprised. :D

  4. So cool! Thanks for sharing this, DeAnna. :)

  5. maybe that's why I am happy to jump past the this-could-never-happen feeling of a musical. I want to think we all have opportunities to break into song together.

    I think worship is one of the ways it actually happens though these people are not quite amateurs!
    thanks for sharing, DeAnna!

  6. You're welcome, Susie. Isn't it great?

    You know, Deb, I have lots of times I'd love to just break into song. And my inner editor says it's probably best not to. Perhaps in heaven. :D

  7. Thanks, DeAnna. This is one of my favourite flash mobs of all-time. btw - the video didn't work in IE9, but fine on Chrome.

    Does anyone else watch Howie Mandell's tv show, Mobbed?

    We really like it - as we pass the kleenex box around - but they always send the person being mobbed onto an emotional roller coaster ride. I know it's to enhance the gift at the end, but I feel so awkard for them sometimes. And man, are they relieved at the end.

  8. I'm sorry it didn't work on IE9, Anita. I don't know much about the technical stuff.

    I never saw Mobbed, but I don't do much TV anymore besides hockey. :D


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