What I would have blogged about over the past month if I had the time…
Catalyst Speaker Summaries – I really enjoyed the Catalyst Conference this year. I would give you all a quick rundown on the speakers but I have misplaced my conference notebook (I think it at the office). Anyway, I really enjoyed Andy Stanley, Jim Collins, Craig Groeschel, Seth Godin, Matt Chandler, Dave Ramsey, and Tim Sanders. I still plan on summarizing the notes I scribbled during a few of the talks.
Love is the Killer Ap by Tim Sanders. I am looking forward to reading his new book, Saving the World at Work.
New Neighbor – An Invitation to Join the Beloved Community by Leroy Barber. Great, great book. I wish I had been presented with the opportunity for Mission Year while in my 20s.
Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell. I have about 60 pages left.
The six part podcast by Andy Stanley titled “Taking Care of Business”. I highly recommend this, especially Number 6 – Leaving Early. My Sunday School class will be studying this once I get some notes together (i.e. in a few months I’m sure).
A comparison of Indian Guides Fall War Games Campout with my son Josh and the Indian Princesses Fall War Games Campout with my daughter Claire. Boys = inter tribe competition during the War Games, pine cone wars, playing with sticks in the fire, shooting guns and bow and arrows, Sleeping with their Big Brave (dad). Girls = inter tribe competition during the War Games, hair straightening, looking for lizards, looking for shells, changing outfits, and turning half the cabin into a girls-only slumber party where the older girls look out for the younger girls. The snoring in the dad’s side of the cabin was unbearable, compounded by dead ipod battery, so I took a mattress and put it in the bed of my truck and slept under the stars on Saturday night. I know where I will be sleeping for now on…
Crossfit – I have completed 90 days. I took pictures before I started and pictures on day 90. The physical difference is not as noticeable as I thought it would be. I am a whole lot stronger and feel about 10x better than when I first began. The workouts never get easier, but my recovery time is a whole lot quicker. Great workouts and great community.
My sister’s art. My sister has nine pieces of art hung at 801 Franklin. Her name is Krista Colvin. I really like what she has created. I may go buy a piece or two myself. Go check it out.
The four-part series I am putting together for my Sunday School class on Andy Crouch’s book Culture Making. I will post my lesson notes once I pull them together.