Friday, June 03, 2005

It's been a really busy day. I haven't even had a moment to blog. No baby--at least not yet. Sheryl was feeling weird tonight, but it seems to have passed.

The "While You Were Out" project seems to have reached it's completion. Talk about community...I can't wait to tell you more about it. I don't want to ruin any surprises so I'll wait until Sunday to report. It ended up involving around 30 workers and lots of contributors. We were all out there working tonight. Sheryl was helping put finishing touches on things and I was steam cleaning carpets. The girls were happy just to play on the bed and be around all those people.

I got to talk to Chris Davis today. Chris is a mutual friend of Jeff Berry. Chris is such a neat guy. We hadn't seen each other in a while so we spent some time catching up this afternoon. Chris is a producer and arranger. He has produced the Veggie Tale stuff, Cedermont Kids, and written a huge boat load of songs...one that we love to sing called "Here In This Place" (Lay your burden down...). He told me he's working on a new project called "Baby Praise". These things are selling like you wouldn't believe. Some of those early Cedermont Kids and other children's records he's worked on have just gone triple (yes, triple) platinum. We talked about getting together to try and write a some kids worship tunes. That might be a nice change of pace.

The girls always make a point of reminding me on Friday nights that "tomorrow is Saturday and you'll get to be home ALL DAY LONG!" I eat it up. There will be a day coming not too far from now when they will have their own plans and schedules and not care as much about spending the entire day with me. I am soaking in every moment I can get.

Lastly, I mentioned in an earlier blog that I am re-reading Donald Miller's BLUE LIKE JAZZ. I keep wanting to copy sections on my blog. Today I realized that I could easily end up re-printing the entire book on here. There are so many great sections. I really hope each of you has had the chance to read it. We're working on getting him to come to Otter in September to speak to our staff and then the church about being missional. Today our administrator, Doug Sanders, suggested that instead of it being just us why not combine with Fellowship Bible (the church who'll practically be in our backyard at our new location) and have him speak to the combined staff about how we can join together to be missional in that community. I am loving, LOVING, that idea. I'll let you know how that progresses.

Have a great weekend, blog family. God is good. I've told you that I've been processing lately. One thing that Donald Miller wrote that I completely identified with is when he said (paraphrased), "I don't feel like I chose faith. I more feel like it chose me. I am just drawn to believe. It's in every cell of my being." That made more sense than anything I've read, heard or thought lately. That's me.

Good night!

11 comments:

DJG said...

I loved Blue Like Jazz, and I understand wanting to blog about it!

Hope it is a productive-Baby Producing- weekend. I didn't jump on the guess wagon earlier, but it will be today or tomorrow. Blessings!!

SG said...

Today is the day Sheryl! Come on Sam!

Beaner said...

Old Wives Tale: If you want to have that baby already, then have sex - it really works! I won't go into the details of why it works, but it did for me & for a couple of my friends too. Just thought I'd put that out there!

julie said...

I am a labor and delivery nurse and it really isn't an old wives tale. There are medical reasons why it works. Julie

Clarissa said...

Just don't blog about it if you do, okay? Thanks!!

Justin said...

i'm sure those comments will spawn a whole new group of articles about brandon and zoe. sex??? can we talk about that?

Mae said...

OR ~ take her to eat eggplant parmigan and chase it w/ castor oil and then have her stimulate her... ok, I'll not go that far w/ it. :) Lots of LUCK and blessings!!!

Beaner said...

Yeah - stimulate her ankle! If you rub the part of your foot behind your ankle (near the Achilles tendon) it will stimulate the uterus!

Isn't this fun???? Any other ideas???

Brandon Scott said...

Please, God, make it stop.

Matt Elliott said...

I'm sorry, Brandon, but God can't make it stop until I add these two words to the suggestion box:

Fleets enema.

There you have it. Surely some combination of any/all of the aforementioned suggestions should have Sam sliding into Nashville in no time.

Jonathan Paden said...

Wow, what a discussion! Didn't know what I was walking into! ;-)

I was just going to ask about the state of the new OC building. Seems like I haven't heard anything about it in a while. If you are planning a seminar with the new next-door-neighbors, does that mean you'll be in the building soon?