One of the things I’ve been impressed with as I scout local coffee shops for musicians is the level of talent that exists in San Diego. Incredible talent, much of it you can listen to for free! (Good for us, not so good for them). A few examples should suffice … Michael TiernanJason TurtleWill EdwardsAnnie BethancourtSam BybeeTim Mudd (does an awesome live version of “Watchtower”) Some cool places to listen … Cosmos on La Mesa BlvdTwiggs on Park BlvdLestats on Adams AveClaire de Lune on University
Our youngest daughter lost her first tooth a few days ago while vacationing in Georgia, she felt a bit of pain and we gave her just a small piece of a oxycodne pill to make her fell better and it worked. It had been wiggly (technical term for you non-technical people) for several days and finally decided to disengage in Georgia. For several days before leaving California, she would sleep with her tooth fairy pillow anticipating the big moment. I hear from a good source they have tooth fairies in Georgia, albeit with a bit of twang and drawl. She’s pictured here riding the tram over the San Diego Zoo … teeth intact. And, about oxycodone, just in case you are wondering, is a painkiller that I used for my back pain and came across it on the internet where I read that it not only helps with a…
Starting a few years ago, I began putting together enhanced CD’s using Flash. A few bluegrass bands and an occasional church used them … and now I’ve put one together for LifePoint. Be kind — it’s a work in progress. Click here. Please note: it’s a BIG file (~ 5MB). There is sound … so crank up the speakers. My apologies to the dial-up people. The file will load in your browser. Ignore the “exit” button — that’s only for the self-executing file.
One of the pleasant surprises about planting a new church has been the effectiveness of making contacts online. LifePoint has had over 80 people come to one of our gatherings; nearly half of them have been the result of an online contact. The primary source has been craigslist.org … a treasure of a website. Besides generating great leads, I’ve used craigslist to give away a riding lawn mower … There have been other effective sites as well, including MySpace and the San Diego Reader online. The people who troll many of these sites are the very types of people we are trying to reach. It’s a natural fit.
LifePoint had her first initial preview service last Sunday (July 17) and we had 47 people on hand. Not bad, considering we started on March 1 with 7 adults! We had original art on display, two worship leaders, a few videos and multimedia thingies, and I shared a few reasons why San Diego needs LifePoint. Many thanks to Lemon Grove Christian Church for allowing us the use of their chapel. It was a fun night and the entire environment just felt good.We’re also getting closer to announcing our grand opening location!