A joyful noise to the Lord

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

-Psalm 98:4

Tonight was the monthly singing party for our church. Even though I’ve gone to this church for over 2 years, I’ve never been to one of the get togethers they have during the year. However, we were invited by several other members to this one. I was originally told it was last week, but it got changed to tonight. Unfortunately, my husband made other plans for tonight so the kids and I went without him.

It was a great party. Our pastor has a huge house so that is where we met. The first half everyone sat around and visited while eating a pot luck light meal. Then we all (adults and children) went upstairs for singing. When we sing, we do not use instruments. There were probably 50 people there like a giant, all-ages choir. It was amazing!

Around 930 the party broke up because the young kids (mine included) were getting tired. Still they had enough energy to play a last game of freeze tag in the dark outside on the way to the vehicles.

Jillian Michaels ad ploy

In the July edition of Oxygen magazine, there is an ad for Jillian Michaels videos. The ad states you pay just $4.95 for shipping to get 2 of her DVDs (30 Day Shred and Shred It With Weights). It also says see her website for details. Today I finally did.

Here’s what the ad doesn’t say. These videos sell for less than $10 each, so they are not that expensive to begin with. In order to get the discounted price, you have to also sign up for her online program at $4/WEEK.

You’ll get 2 weeks free and can cancel anytime. However, marketers know that if you don’t cancel right away, chances are after just 2 weeks, you probably won’t. Then you’ll be billed $4 every week. That’s $200/year just because you wanted less than $20 worth of DVDs.

So unless you’re one of those savvy people who can remember to cancel memberships like this or you really want her online service anyway, save your extra money and run to the video store instead. Who knows, they may even be having a sale.