Monday, September 22, 2008

London Blog

Triibe: On the south bank overlooking the River Thames, across from Parliament is Gyle, Adam, Ron, Daniel, Robert and Mark.

I've been back for over a week from my "Triibe Goes to the UK" trip, and though the jet-lag has worn off, the impact hasn't. The 24-7 Prayer ILG (International Leadership Gathering) was a great conference that included 24-7 leaders from around the world. Real movers and shakers here.

Triibe was happy to be part of the program, but we were equally humbled by the company we were in. (I liberated the above performance photo from Carla Harding's blog, Amazed and Confused)

We stayed at a hotel about 30 minutes away from the venue, so we were using the buses constantly. Gyle, our awesome den-mother, kept us on budget and on the same bus.

Next to our hotel was a regional cricket field called the Rose Bowl, where we took our morning walks and prayer-times before each day began. It was a great time to get out with just a bunch of guys who love God, who were there for the same purpose - to serve. We have more international invites to play, so hopefully we'll be able to take advantage of those soon.

Set up at Central Hall in Southampton

Triibe in front of the coffee chain that put Britain on the map, Starbucks. Pictured with us in the middle is Doug Ross, a great DJ with a greater heart.

With Pete Greig, the man behind the beginning of the 24-7 prayer movement, author of Red Moon Rising, God on Mute and The Vision.

More shots from London town.

Mark taking Ron's photo. (Taken by Adam)

Is that a government office building or Buckingham Palace?

Big Ben at night.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bound for the UK

I'm leaving tomorrow for the UK. The Triibe is playing in Southampton this weekend for three nights. I've never been there, so I'm looking forward to it. We built in a little extra time to look around, but not enough.

Some of my favorite people on the planet are going on this trip, so that's a huge plus as well. I'll give you a report on the events when I get back.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Jack Done R-U-N-N-O-F-T

Last week, Jack (our Siberian Husky) decided he would like a break from us, so he slipped out of his collar and bolted like an Olympic sprinter from Jamaica. It was dark, and he's mostly blind, but he still eluded capture while we looked for him the next few hours.

I made up flyers before going to bed, and Chana and Micah put them out early in the morning, and we were so happy to hear from someone around 10am. A nice lady a few blocks away had put him in her back yard for the night; knowing he must belong to someone, even though he was without his collar.

Jack has run off before, it's a 'husky' thing and they just love go explore. However, we have never had to look for him longer than about an hour. We were all so excited, the whole family went to pick him up. Immediately after picking him up, we went straight to Petco to get a harness-style collar he can't slip out of.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Convenient Truth

You've probably already thought of this before, but these women could be sisters. They border on identical twin looks. Separated-at-birth type similarities.

So, my theory is that if the McCain/Palin ticket wins, I guess Tina could be a body double for the VP in high risk situations. Come to think of it, if they lose, I guess Sarah Palin could be a stand-in for Tina on "30 Rock". Convenient for both, you think?