RECREATE '10--Wrapping It All Up

Recreate 2010 has come to an end and in true RECREATE fashion it ended on a pinnacle note yesterday. We began with outstanding worship led by Matt Maher and Audrey Assad who stole the week with their new song "Restless" and the highlights of Matt's ALIVE AGAIN album. I'll have to say that having Matt sing in my ears while I ran this week only heightened the sense of worship and depth that he brings to the table as a fellow worship leader and a masterful song writer.

We were then treated to a "mini" Women of Faith with the likes of Patsy Clairmont, Shelia Walsh, Mandisa and Luci Swindoll. It was a great morning.

In the afternoon I got to see my friend, Pete Wilson, who pastors at Crosspoint Church here in Nashville. I call Pete my virtual pastor since he's also in my ears as I run. We've connected through Twitter, Facebook and now twice while here in Nashville. I truly love Pete and his heart for the church.

In the afternoon we were treated to a talk by Dan Cathy, president of Chik-Fil-A. What a marvelous organization this is and has always been based upon Christian principles. It's exciting to see an organization that is so based upon family and Christian beliefs. Made me want to go work for Chik-fil-a. This clip is of their #1 fan who attends all of their grand openings. By the way, Mr. Cathy told me that their Lubbock location is the top one in the nation! Way to go Lubbock!

The day ended with a performance by the Michael Gungor band (Gungor). All I can say is that it was an art "experience" with a live performance of their latest album (with three string instruments, keys, guitars, drums, banjo, sitar) With the visuals provided by Media Shout, we were in sensory overload by the end of the performance.

Last night the conference came to an end with a concert by Laura Story (Indescribable) and Jars of Clay! What a way to end the day.

More than just the performances and top notch speakers, I'm always blessed to be with people from all over the US and the world. Though we are apart 51 weeks out of the year, this one week, we are all here and "present" together with the Holy spirit to have a true artistic revival amongst the creatives.