I've never claimed to be a writer, but it's nice to have a place to put my thoughts down once in a while.


Where'd You Get Those Names?

For those who don't know, I teach an interpretive signing group. What's interpretive signing, you ask? We use American Sign Language as a basis and interpret praise & worship and other Christian based songs into a pantomime, so to speak. It's kind of a mix of Sign Language and dance/interp movement.
Our group is comprised of ladies in a wide range of ages. Our youngest is 12, the oldest...I'm not sure, somewhere in the 50's, maybe early 60's. We meet once a week for a Bible study and practice. The name of the group, you might have guessed, is Signs of Grace. We went for about an year and a half praying and seeking a name. I think it was well worth the wait.
Signs of Grace is a part of the Creative Ministry Team at church, Aurora Baptist. There is another group called Clowning for Christ. You can guess what they do. We also have children and youth groups who work with puppets, interpretive signing, drama, and sticks. Their group is called Salt Shaker Productions. Jesus calls us to be salt to our world. In others words, we need to season and flavor our world with the news of Christ. Sometimes that means going "outside the box" to reach people (or shaking them up). Hence, Salt Shaker Productions.