Thursday, May 27, 2010

10 Days on the Deschutes

Started my vacation with 10 days camped along side the Deschutes river. First of all, I'm reminded of what a great wife I have. While she doesn't fish, she - like me - loves the quiet of wide open spaces, the sound of the river going by, and the nightly drives up and down the river looking at wildlife (deer, pronhorn, river otter, and countless species of birds). She claims to even enjoy the cooped up time with me - sitting inside or outside the trailer reading or talking... just being (that's pretty amazing to me, but pretty cool nonetheless).

Secondly, I'm reminded of the importance of regular Sabbath built into my life. Been too long since I did this. Gotta do it more.

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but snapped a few down at the river...

Nice 16 incher... that's my fishing buddy Reuben over on the bank.

This one measured in at 17"... it looks to me like he's smiling for the camera.

This is a mother Merganser with 16 little ones in tow.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Planning a Worship Service

I occasionally work with new worship leaders in helping them plan worship. This process can take years of mentoring from start to finish. However this video really boils it down to the necessary elements. I think I'll be using this from now on...

"Sunday's Coming" Movie Trailer from North Point Media on Vimeo.