Friday, July 21, 2006

In between

I'm currently sitting at a Panera bread store, waiting for the Green Hills Mall to be open. Who knew that the mall didn't open until 10:00 am? Ridiculous. I'm waiting to take my ipod to the Apple store. It's giving me the poopy face, you know, the one with a ipod that has x's for eyes, and I'm hoping to have it fixed. Anyway, here I sit.

I'm in between mission trips. The trip to The Duvall Home went really well. I think I'd forgotten how exhausting mission trips can be. It's such a different climate than Montreat or camp. I was really proud of the way our youth handled themselves while they were there. We encountered some difficulties along the way, and the youth of Harpeth stepped up with maturity and grace. I also owe a huge thanks to Ruth Knab, Jennifer Bent, Carrie Jones, and James Peeler for giving a week of their time to be chaperones for the trip.

Next week, I'll be in Atlanta with our middle school youth. We'll be joining up with two other churches where John Weicher and Shelli Latham are the Associate Pastors. It should be a great week.

4 comments:

cally said...

alan! i found your blog. i like what you had to say about your experiences at montreat. yesterday at church the youth ran the service and incorporated our montreat experiences so i've been thinking about everything a lot lately. and i definatly have the same question of what is it about the real world that saps all the stuff that gets ya fired up at a youth conference. but i'm done rambling now. i hope all is well with you.

bonnie. said...

Mhmm the mission trip was amazing.

mark said...

has the ipod been healed?

mark

noell said...

hello friend!

last night i was watching a movie and one of the characters really reminded me of you... and then at church this morning the pastor reminded me of you (well in an if alan were in his 60s kind of way)...

and i decided these things were telling me to reach out and say hello... i hope you're well... and i hope the ipod has expereinced some healing... and i hope the summer hasn't worn you out too much...

you're swell!

peace, friend!