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Archives For December 10, 2011
Let me introduce you to my friend, Scott Erickson. Scott is the Artist-in-Residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston (led by Pastor Chris Seay). I recently featured Scott, Chris, and Ecclesia in a blog post about Tattoos and the season of Lent. Check it out, here.
Scott is probably the only person in the world who is an artist-in-residence at a church. He also travels around the world with various organizations, conferences, and events painting live for the audience.
Throughout this year, I want to introduce you to some of my friends. People whose voices I know, respect, and appreciate. Their words often challenge me in my thinking and faith. I hope they'll challenge you, too. Enjoy!
I had the joy of not just travelling to but living in many beautiful places in my life. The coast of Florida. The beaches of the Bahamas. The smoky mountains of North Carolina. The ski slopes of Colorado. The majestic coast of Alaska.
The rugged mountains. The pristine hiking trails. The striking vegetation. But what took my breath away were the lakes—Lake Louise, Lake Peyto, Lake Bow, Lake Moraine, and many others whose turquoise blue waters took on an otherworldly quality.
One of the members of the film crew, Justin Wylie, took some of the B-roll (the background scenery) and put together some glimpses of the area with light background music. Even if you only watch a minute or two, you’ll get a glimpse of God’s incredible creation, and a taste of what to expect when the Bible Study release January 7.
Here are 9 things to know before you go to Lake Louise, Banff, or the Canadian Rockies:
Iceland is dreamy. This ethereal landscape and lighting can make you feel like you’re on Mars one moment and on the set Game of Thrones (which was filmed in Iceland) the next. For me, Iceland feels like Alaska crashed into the moon and then was taken over by IKEA.
Iceland requires a little planning and research, because without a plan you’ll feel like you’re floating in this country—unsure of where to go or what to do. Signage isn’t a huge priority in Iceland so finding even the most popular tourist spots becomes an adventure unless you have 15/20 vision (to see the signs) and read the local language. A little prep work and insider information will make your adventure amazing.
Awhile back, I found myself living life in overdrive-the kind of busy where the car flies down the highway thirty miles above the speed limit, completely out of control. Maxed out, I burned the candle on both ends as well as in the middle.
My relationships suffered, especially my intimacy with God. Continue Reading...