The adventure is on! Today is our second day of travel towards the Christian Worldview Film Festival in San Antonio. I’m traveling with two friends, Nate Jacobson and Johnathan Schutz. Nate is a writer/director/producer type, and Johnathan is working on a number of smaller projects. I drove down from Michigan yesterday, and picked up Nate from the Cincinatti area and Johnathan from Knoxville, TN.
Last night we stayed with my good friends the Munck family, and while we arrived a bit late for Mr. Munck, we all had a blast with Madison, talking movies, life and travel. In fact, after I went to bed, Nate, Madison and the other Johnathan watched 3/4 of a movie, and finally crashed around 2:30 a.m. I managed to get up around 5:30 after a few solid hours of sleep, and watched the sun come up.
It’s been a long time since I’ve observed a sunrise for a sunrise’s sake; especially in the hills. Memories came back of spending a week at a lake in New York’s Adorondac mountains, where I would often be up at dawn to spend as much of the morning as possible out on the lake in a rowboat. Recently, when I’ve been up at dawn, life has been too busy to actually enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the silloetted trees.
The message this morning at church (Cornerstone in Tennessee) was on personal holiness, from 2 Timothy 2:20-26. It was a good reminder that the battle for christianity and for the church is not a superficial struggle, but is fought in people’s hearts. Keeping yourself from evil is really important to having an effect on other people’s hearts, which is what the film festival is all about.
We’ve made it all the way to Louisiana on route to stay with friends in Houston, and have another 4 hours or so from the time of writing. Nate has been working on a shot list for his upcoming short film, ‘Wanted’. The actual stuff he’s saying is classified, but you can currently find his project on Kickstarter.
Tomorrow we have a short 3 hour jaunt until reaching San Antonio, so we should be able to be there early afternoon.
Praise God for a safe & successful trip so far!