It seems that January has gotten off to a nitro-fueled pace. We started this new series (Alive) that I am personally already struggling to keep up with. Anyone else? It is about mid-week in the first week in January so I figured by now almost everyone has given up on some of their “new years resolutions”, but in light of my post yesterday on how to be creative, I tried to keep my own list in my mind as I went through the day.
So who inspired me us to be creative today? For me, I started off the day with an unbelievable speaker, Eddie Gran, the former running back coach from Auburn. He spent much of his career with Tommy Tubberville from Miami to Ole Miss, to Auburn, and of course in light of the current coaching situation is looking for a job. He presented a great testimony which I know had to inspire many who were able to come hear him speak.
Was I able to achieve any creativity on my own. Who knows. I wanted to dive deep into my own journal, take some photos, and listen to some new music, but for this day, here is my short list of others who gave me some inspiration for the day.
- Eddie Gran – Leading a Christ Centered Life (oh, and the former Auburn football running back coach too)
- History of the Internet Video // (from Brad)
- Anne Jackson – Talk Less – Listen More on Church Conferences
- Georgia Christal – No English Churches in Verdun
The last one requires a little explanation. I am amazed at how I keep learning from my mother-in-law. Since her death in April I have been pouring over here journals she wrote when she lived in Europe. She did what most of us are trying to do now with the Alive series, write. I have been putting her journal one day at a time in a blog called My Life in France.
I sit here and wonder what is or isn’t acceptable in worship. Why do we do this or that, why don’t we do this or that. Her entry in her journal today was short, and to the point, and really hit the spot. This is what she wrote on February 2, 1992:
No English speaking churches in Verdun so we drove to the American Cemetery located in St. Mihiel, France (where 4,000 Americans from the war are buried) and had our own private worship in the chapel there.
Now that is inspiring, at least to me.