I’m not really sure how to explain the night. It was raining – which is weird for SoCal. It was cold. The lights were low – people seemed to be talking in hushed voices. There were couches, pillows on the floor, snacks & coffee – very casual. Once people started getting settled the ‘official’ program began.
Shaun sang some really cool stuff – I admit, I’m not really familiar with his stuff, so it was a bit foreign – but that was refreshing. He was playing some kind of open tuning and just sounded really cool. I really liked his version of Amazing Grace – whatever that was.
Daley Hake was doing his thing. Jen thought he had the coolest hair. I must agree.
Anne read from her book & shared some of her stories. Then a video from Compassion. Then Shaun shared about his story a little. It was a refreshing time – very mellow, very touching.
I’m super thankful for the time that me and Jen could just get away and hang out & meet some very cool people. It was great to hang with the Kirkpatrick’s & the Markley’s. It was also great to see the Eller’s (he’s the guy who brought us dinner when we were at SD Children’s Hospital with Macy). We got to meet a bunch of other twitters and bloggers and it was just a great night over all.
Speaking of Steve, he recorded a little video of the night on his new Kodak – awesome! Check it out:
We’re going to sponsor a child for sure & share together as a family what it means to give and help others.
I want to encourage you to read Mad Church Disease if you are or ever have been burned out. I talk to far too many people who are in the church or in ministry who either are burned out or on their way – I think this might help.
And lastly, here’s a little YouTube of that song that Shaun did called ‘Here I Am’ – and yes it must be from a while ago cuz his hair is really long!
We all need to spread the word throughout all of our communities to make this happen. Blog, twitter, email, call, write, share, talk, facebook, whatever you do – just get the word out!
So go to 50,000shoes.com today and send some shoes off to someone who really needs them today. Then talk about it & spread the word. What a great way to be generous and watch us accomplish something amazing together! Thanks Anne!