05.2007: week 5

My brother's youth choir from church sang the National Anthem on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. What more is there to say?


05.2007: week 4

4 weeks in a row? It's a miracle!

Saturday was our church's benefit concert to support IJM, Mission of Mercy and One Life. It was a great outdoor festival feel on the field behind the church, and 7 bands played throughout the afternoon and evening. Being the small church that we are, I feel we did real well with raising support for those three organizations. The concert brought in over $2,000 [updated 5/28] and the number keeps rising. Here are a few shots from the set by Sovatone:


05.2007: week 3

I watched my brother's church softball game Friday night, and it started raining midway through the 2nd game. We turned around to the next field and saw a little girl sitting in a chair holding a huge golf umbrella. And then I found $5...


05.2007: week 2

Flashback: I've showed this picture off a couple times in the past few weeks, so here goes.

In 2003, I was on staff at camp. We started our 2nd week of the summer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and the first day, Ash (from last month's "Body of Christ" picture) and I got to know the ER staff at the hospital real well. First, a guy got something in his eye. I don't remember the second injury. While we stayed with "eye boy", another kid was brought in. He and a girl had a tug-of-war over a hammer, and he stepped backwards onto a board. That still had a nail in it. Fast-forward to Friday. The last day of camp, we were ready to start packing up and head out to our 3rd week of camp. I decided to take a break and play basketball with some of the kids. I landed awkwardly on one kid's foot, rolled my ankle and it immediately swelled up really bad. We went back to the ER, and the lady at the front desk said, "Now what are you doing here??" Here it is, what beautiful colors...


05.2007: week 1

It's always nice to have a schedule so that you know when to do something. And then in some cases, you get to throw it out the window. Week 1 is usually a flashback. But since I'm already so far behind with the POTW, I figured I should post a newbie when I have one. Check back next week for the flashback...

Wednesday night was Rock4Change at Bon Air UMC in Richmond. They hosted the benefit concert to support Invisible Children and had Sanctus Real, needtobreathe and This Beautiful Republic perform. It was a great concert, and I knew the promoter/youth pastor, so I got backstage, upstairs, around...and got some good shots. Here goes...