I loved this past weekend! Maybe the busiest of my life, but one of the funnest for sure!
The Charlottesville Marathon
On Saturday, Abby Codrea and I helped Marty Roddy with the Charlottesville Marathon-sponsored by the Charlottesville Running Company and Main Street Arena! We started at 3:30am and went strong until 2pm. Marty and the rest of the crew kept going for a few more hours. I got to drive one of the Uhaul trucks and “look all important” for the day. We set up and tore down the water stops, handed out water and “Yummy, delicious Gatorade” to the runners, and cleaned up the finishers trash after the race.
I cheered like I was on illegal drugs, made a pile of new friends, and laughed a hundred times or more while I sweated profusely for most of the day!
My facebook status on Saturday at 5:20pm read: Collapse, physical exhaustion. Running a marathon is easier then being a marathon worker-Marty Roddy is a bionic robot!
I only got to cheer for Emily Balsamo at miles 5 and 8, but I cheered the rest of the way by text! So proud of her for pulling off two back to back races! Concerned about her terrible knee injury.
After the race, some of Emily’s family from Richmond cooked dinner at our house (so nice of them) and the laughs continued around the dinner table. I fell asleep praying and studying for Sunday’s ministry schedule.
Church at Destiny Family Center was profound yesterday morning-an understatement! Worship was amazing, the congregation was happy and hyper throughout! At one point, I felt like they wanted me to teach for several more hours! My message was titled: Spiritual Wars, Powers, and Wins: Show Me What You’re Spiritually Made Of! Yesterday was a game changer for quite a few people!!
I instructed Bible College/Advanced Ministry Mentorship from 2:30-5:30pm. Every student in this class is bound for legendary things! It’s an honor to be doing this again.
Soul Surfer-The Movie
My facebook status this morning: Soul Surfer was A M A Z I N G L Y inspirational. It even exceeded my high expectations! Bucket List: Meet Bethany Hamilton!
Make Me A Legend-Cover Art Designs
Here are a few of the preliminary designs, wondering how they make you feel. Please post your honest feedback-no flattery.
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My reply to the ship design creator: If people picked up the book and felt like they were boarding the Santa Maria—curious for the better tomorrow… If they felt like people must have felt in Palos Spain in 1492 when Columbus raised his sails… the courage, the intrigue, the stuff that legends are made of. If people feel this, then you have succeeded and this may be our image.
I really like the simplicity design-it showcases a great title! The handprint definitely arrests my curiosity, but it might be too dark.
So far, I’ve received positive and negative feedback on each of these images. There are several other images that I haven’t posted because they didn’t make the blogsite cut. The designers are working on additional concepts.
Do you have an idea for us? Notice the tag-line: For The Dream Of A Better Tomorrow
We want to create a modern image, something that appeals to the secular mind-no cliches, something that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Make Me A Legend.
Here are two ideas from my personal assistant, Kristin Via:
- A line of men and women, dressed in armor with some 21 century style showing through… they are standing on a battlefield, holding a flag (neutral flag representing an unrevealed cause). It’s dark in front of them, but bright and colorful behind them—with children standing hand in hand without a care in the world because of the legend generation.
- An old armor laying in a field with kids playing around it… one kid looking at it, another looking at the sky… the armor is banged up and partial.
Please post you ideas, help us create the winning image!
That’s it for today, have a very fun Monday. With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy!