well. this last weekend was quite busy. it started friday. velocity decided to do the 30 Hour Famine that world vision hosts. me and 35 other velocity staff and students started fasting around 7:00a on friday. we got together, had some worship, played some games, slept at the church, served in detroit, then ended the fast at 1:00p saturday afternoon. thanks to anne gardner we had a kickin’ “traditional” african meal. overall we raised over $4,000 for world vision to help feed kids in africa.
then came velocity.
i gave the talk on “who do you say jesus is?” it was based off of peter’s confession in matthew 16:15 – “You are the Christ, son of the living God.”
for a creative element, we had two students spray paint both positive and negative views of jesus on to a large piece of muslin fabric (see pic) … after the talk, the band did three worship songs from behind the fabric…it was a powerful night of confession and worship of who jesus is.
friday: After a long of work I was able to snag some much needed “thinking” time. I settled in at my favorite coffee establishment…read, blogged, thought, researched. It was a great evening.
saturdays are great because I can sleep in a bit (9a). I got a decent run in at the gym, worked on my message for Velocity, ate some lunch with some friends…then went to Huron Valley Hospital to celebrate the birth of Emery Daniella Collesano. Check out Josh Collesano’s blog for pics and updates.
sunday: Spent the morning putting final touches on my message. Saw my parents for all of 5 minutes. Went to church to start preparing for Velocity.
where I’m at: plymouth…that rarely changes.
books I’m reading: Tribes, The Blessed Life, (soon to be) Crazy Love
this week: i need to finalize our spring retreat cost…this is becoming more stressful than i originally anticipated
looking forward to: researching and creating a talk about Love.
a movie i just recently saw was “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” I enjoy the comedy of Kevin James…from that perspective it was a good movie. The overall storyline was definitely predictable … but it’s hard to find a movie that isn’t.