Quick post: just got out of the theater. The movie was awesome. Definately a recommend. They had a lot of great nods to the 80′s version and Kevin Spacey is a great Lex Luther. See if you can spot Sir Richard Bransen (just look for him where you think he “should” be… let me know if you spot him).
Wow… what an awesome first day. The worship was of the hook (of course). I love to watch Rick Muchow do his thing. The dude reminds me that it is OK to move!
It was great to hook up with Carlos from Ragamuffin Soul. A year ago he had no blog… no podcast… nuthin’. He was at this conference and went to a seminar given by Randy of Ethos. Now this year, my brutha is doing a seminar on blogging and podcasting. Way to go, Los!
If you haven’t checked out his blog or podcast, give it a try. Los is a passionate worship leader (he also led worship at one of the festival stages during registration and is the worship pastor at Sandals church). He is really showing us all how to take our blogs and podcasts to the next level.
Had a great (albeit LOOOONG) dinner at a tasty Italian restaurant. Here’s some of the team, ready to eat (dinner came an hour later!).
This restaurant had the creepiest bathrooms… it was like something out of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
Looking forward to another great day tomorrow. Whew! Need to go to bed, but we’re going out to watch Superman Returns!
See you tomorrow…
PS – anyone else blogging at the Purpose Driven Worship Conference? I have confirmed sightings of:
- Two Blonde Boys (me!)
- Ragamuffin Soul
- Clayton’s Adventures in Blogging
- Give Me a Lion’s Heart
- Matt Morgan
- The Wonderful Noise
- Family Jules (AudioBlogger isn’t working for her)
Found a couple more:
I’m sitting in the NW corner of the Worship Center at Saddleback. We just came off a great worship time. Buddy Owens opened talking about balance and Rick Warren is talking now about worship.
But you know how God comes and whispers to you? I think it just happened. Tommy Walker just came out and sang a song called “Break Through.” The words were the echoes of my heart. It was like God said, “I hear you… wait for it.”
Amazed and looking forward at what is to come.
I made it to SoCal and am at Saddleback. It’s about 20 degrees cooloer here than it was in Fresno.
The drive here was like The Grapes of Wrath. There were so many breakdowns on the side of the road… and every one of them was a jalopy loaded with JUNK. It was weird.
Anyway, I’m here and looking forward to a great couple of days. I’ve already hooked up with Carlos of Ragamuffin Soul and am looking forward to meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones (sounds like I’m writing in a yearbook).
Most of all, I am looking for God to do a new work in me.
“Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
Forecast for Fresno… Monday-107, Tuesday-104, Wednesday-94, Thursday-98.
Forecast for PDW… Monday-85, Tuesday-77, Wednesday-76, Thursday-78.
I charged my battery on my camera and loaded some of the pictures from our camping trip in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. It may be HOT in Fresno in the summertime (currently 99 at midnight), but this is in my backyard!
Click HERE for a taste of paradise…
Matt is a 29-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. He achieved this goal pretty early on and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he’d saved to wander around the planet until it ran out.
A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his camera. This turned out to be a very good idea. Now Matt is quasi-famous as “That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I’ll send you the link. It’s funny.”
The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride long-lasting gum. They asked Matt if he’d be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they’d be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.
At the start of 2006, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal.
Matt dances very badly, but most people don’t seem to mind.
Check out Matt’s first video from his 2005 trip:
I look forward to it every year. It is almost always without fail the best week of my year.
Why? Because I spend the week with my oldest son camping (usually up in the middle of nowhere). We hike, fish, play cards, talk trash, wrestle… whatever we want to do.
Past hightlights include catching some monster trout, playing for “Uno Champion of the Universe,” and a wrestling match that ended when I accidentally go cracked upside my head with a 5-D-cell MagLite (ouch!).
This year included an awesome bike ride, exploring some caves, hiking, and climbing to the top of Moro Rock (plush some fishing, card playing, trash taking, etc.).
I will post some pictures as soon as I recharge the batteries (yep, we burned through them both!).
Untill then, know that it was again my best week ever. And next year, my other blonde boy gets to come!