UPDATE HAS MOVED
|Dakota Lee and Julia Lovett wearing apple glasses|
I'm going to try something different with these updates since Gmail keeps rejecting my emails for being too big. Can you believe it?
What can I do? There's simply too much good stuff to share.
So we are going to shift these updates to my blog, which will also link to the website.
I'll still send an email reminder. So when you get it, trust the link and click on it.
|Christina, Jessica, Camille, Dakota, Alex, Sean, Julia, Will, Reese, Campbell (left to right in back)|
Ned, Nigel and Rahel (in front)
Nigel gives it too thumbs up.
ROUND TABLE ... and FIRE
This week at Round Table we discussed two thoughts from St. Francis.
What does living in an "Economy of Grace" mean?
And this thought: "If your only goal is to love, then there is no such thing as failure."
It was really helpful (I wrote a short piece on in it for the My Big Jesus blog. I also put it on this blog. See next.) A sweet time, which bled into stories around the fire at the Denlingers, which bled into making homemade hot pockets.
Which goes to show you that you never know what might happen at Round Table.
LEADER LUNCH WITH NIGEL
Easily one of the highlights of the week was Leader Lunch with Nigel Alston. We could have listened to his stories all afternoon.
According to Nigel, When it all comes down to it - it is all about relationships. And to use his words, "Relationships are simply the result of contact and time." "Show up, do a half decent job, and say yes to the opportunities placed before you." Everything happens from there.
It worked for Nigel.
|SaraBeth, Christina, Jessica, Camille, Alex, Sean, Julia, Will, Reese, and Campbell with Ned, Nigel and Rahel in front|
Now, I'm trying to come up with more excuses to have contact and time with this man.
CAN YOU SAY ULTIMATE?
A few hours later, The Fellows and some friends met up at Wake for a little night time Ultimate Frisbee.
Might not have been the smartest move for me, as I was about to head to the mountains for the 209 mile Blue Ridge Relay - but man was it fun.
Friday, class began. Special Assistant to the Director (S.A.D. we need to come up with a better acronym) Shannon Rainey helped get everyone where they needed to be.
First off - Bible Journey with Dr. Cathy McDowell.
Then - History of Winston-Salem with Kevin Frack.
Then - Story time with Clyde Godwin.
How about that for a line up?
I hated to miss it. I heard good reports.
SERVING IT UP
The Fellows weren't done.
From there, they went to help set up Flywheel's big community gala at the Biotech Place. For some reason they didn't send me photos from the party...
|Christina taking care each one is lined up right|
|Reese, Dakota and Will getting instructions|
After the party, Reese hosted game night with his host family...
|Maggie and Reese looking natural|
And while we are at it, The Fellows helped host Redeemer Church's community party, dubbed "The Feast" on Sunday.
Anna Rose and I won the sack race. I'll be honest. I haven't won anything in a long time, and it felt really good to hoist the imaginary trophy over my head. (So what if I was the only one who took it seriously.)
BLUE RIDGE RELAY
Team #DashStrong put in a great performance.
On Thursday, David's cold caught up to me - but I pushed through and finished all three of my legs under prediction AND according to Lia's FitBit, I managed 1.5 hours of real sleep!
So proud of the team. All did fantastic.
Here is one special moment caught on camera...including the encouraging butt slap from yours truly!
All in all another memorable week in The Fellows Life.
Looking Ahead and Prayer
This week we are helping to host the Love Out Loud Non Profit Open House. When? TONIGHT!
Tuesday - Thursday we will be living at the Center for Creative Leadership for a three day leadership symposium.
Friday we have class and a FIELD TRIP with Kevin Frack! Woo Hoo!
Pray for us
- Stamina for the Ericksons as Lia also is leading a three day conference this week!
- Deep Learning at the Center for Creative Leadership
- Open doors at the Love Out Loud Open House
- More Opportunities to say YES to!
BIG PRAISE - THANK YOU TO PAUL AND JENNIFER BRIGGS FOR LOANING JESSICA A CAR!!!