Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Saturday, October 22, 2005

This afternoon the "Isle of Dreams" gathered at New Northside Baptist Church to perform the truncated version of the musical for Christian Music Presenters. Basically, these gentlemen are travelling the country auditioning artists to add them to their growing database of Christian ministers who are available for services, concerts and gatherings.

The performance went really well and the two men seemed very much enthralled by what they were seeing and hearing. Afterwards, they took a few minutes to speak with us about what they had experienced and some of the ideas that they were having regarding possible engagements at events that they might be able to book us for. It was a refreshing time of straightforward honesty and I really liked their attitude and heart for the minsterial aspect of what we are doing.

After everything with the "Isle" was finished, I rushed home to where Lisa was already entertaining our Sunday School class for a Halloween party. When I arrived there were already 6 couples present, almost all of which were in costume. We spent the evening talking, judging costumes and playing video games. Then we played a couples relay which proved to be the hit of the night. One person would bob for an apple, and upon successfully grabbing the apple they would transfer it to their partner who would then run across the room and drop it in a bucket on the floor. If an apple fell to the floor the couple had to get a new apple. The first person was not allowed to bob for another apple until their partner successfully dropped the previous apple in the bucket. The total time it took a pair to gather three apples in the bucket was their final score.

It was a fun day filled with excitment and the company of good friends...