Remember the episode of Seinfeld where they discovered bizzaro world where they had alter egos who were completely different than they were?
The above picture is sort of like that.
Wow there was an incredible response to Earl and I swapping places today…wardrobes included.
Between the 9:15 and 10:45 Experience, I was walking thru the very crowded lobby and actually had a few dozen people start applauding.
I felt bad for Earl…everyone said to me “Oh you clean up nice”. What could you say to him?
Funniest line said to me was from one of the kids who said, “Who are you and what did you do with my pastor?!”
I enjoyed my time over in the sanctuary today but nothing is like being with you guys at United.
I was able to sit in for the 9:15 and just get to experience the Experience for once.
I really enjoyed Earl’s message, although that Burger King dude scares me half to death when I see him on TV…in person it was even worse.
Noticed we had quite a few people who came over to the sanctuary from United…oops bet you were shocked to have already heard the “First Things First” message in the past.
At the 8:00 service when I did the M&M’s illustration, I saw Kim Mills giving me a look like, “Please don’t squash them in the carpet, please don’t squash them in the carpet.”
I did a much better job at 8 keeping them from going everywhere than I did at 10:45…it was like a minefield up there.
Actually had someone say to me, “Now that you’re wearing a suit, you’ll be able to preach.” That’s hilarious, like a suit suddenly gives you super powers.
I had a bunch of family members in today and they got to be in the sanctuary for the first time….they liked it because they only ever see me in a suit at funerals or weddings…come to think of it…that’s about the only time anyone does anymore.
Best question of the day was someone asked me what I’ll be buried in. Great question…I don’t know.
Overall it was a fun day…I think it’s good that all 4 services and Experiences heard a fresh voice, but I’m ready to rock and roll again next week.
Tonight we’re heading off to the Old South Mountain Inn for dinner…been a few years since I’ve been there…usually very good…can’t wait!