NFL MVP, Backyard Golf, and a Singin’ KiwiJune 9, 2008
Not in that order of course. It actually went backyard golf, and then the MVP and kiwi were kinda combined. Anyways, it was probably my favorite June 8th of my life. I got to spend the day with my good buddy Josh Kennedy. After church we hung out at B & N’s as we perused various photography books, killing time before we headed to our event that evening. Later, we joined the Lund’s to travel to Seattle for a concert. But first, we stopped off for a little family BBQ. At this house they had a 90 yd. golf course in the backyard. It was only one hole, as you’d imagine, but it was pretty sweet. Both Josh and I weren’t very good at all, but we got some great photographs. Then we scarfed down some BBQ chicken and then all headed to our final destination: A Brooke Fraser concert. She’s the singin’ kiwi. (That’s what they call people from New Zealand). It was an amazing concert. If you don’t know Brooke Fraser, she has written songs such as “Hosanna”, “Lead Me to the Cross”, and “None But Jesus” and plays with Hillsong United. She has two solo albums that aren’t worship songs per se, but still worshipful in content. People shouted for her to play her hit worship song “Hosanna”, but she tried to explain that she was trying to influence people who wouldn’t come to a Hillsong United concert, or step into a church. My favorite part of the night, was when she told the story of “Albertine”, who she named her album after. Albertine was a girl who was saved from the genocide in Rwanda a few years ago. Brooke got to meet Albertine and told her that she was going to write a song about her and tell the world what happened there. That moment made my hair stand on end. This song really influenced me and caused me to want to go to Africa. “Now that I have seen, I am responsible. Faith without deeds is dead.” Check out the video below. Oh yeah, Shawn Alexander was at the concert too. He’s the NFL MVP part of my title. He won a few years ago. It was pretty cool, because no one really bothered him and just let him enjoy the great music like the rest of us.