I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on videos for our church’s Good Friday event. My thoughts as I look back on it are:
– Making videos is fun
– I want to get my own camera to keep doing this
– iMovie is quite a lot more capable today than it was when I first used it
It’s funny how some if the hobbies I’ve had in the past are proving to be really useful in my current ministry context.
Up until a year or so ago, I thought of myself as a musician. Listening back to old recordings feels really weird now, especially as I don’t even play guitar every week anymore. [It’s still fun to listen to these old songs though.](https://danalcantara.me/music/)
I’ve got **the party machine** setup for our church Easter Quiz!
Today, ministry included doing some very basic stop-motion animation for a promo video our church will be sharing soon.
A black hole that is [500 million trillion km away](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592) still feels like it’s too close.
I’ve been in 🇬🇧 for a while now but have only just today been to Nando’s and I wish I had been sooner.
I was in town for a meet-up of other [AT3](http://at-3.org) apprentices on Thursday and Friday and we were taken on a Liverpool church history tour by our director and founder, Ken.
Fun facts are:
The Anglican cathedral in Liverpool was only completed in 1979 in spite of the fact that it looks centuries old.
JC Ryle, Liverpool’s first Bishop is buried there even though he was against building a cathedral in favour of planting churches instead.
Lord Derby, who was also Lord Stanley (as in the Stanley Cup) is also buried there.
It was a really good time getting to hang out with other Americans who are here for the same reason and hearing from Mark Pickles, director of the [Northwest Partnership](https://northwestpartnership.com/), and Michael Reeves, the president of [Union School of Theology](https://www.ust.ac.uk/).
Considering I’ve been interrupted by my 2-year-old son, a grocery delivery, some friends picking up some stuff we stored for another friend _and_ my wife getting home after helping out with a craft for [Trinity Tots](http://www.trinitychurcheverton.org/during-the-week/), I would say I have had a good writing day so far.
Normally, Thursday is a study day. For a couple of weeks it’s a dedicated writing day as I think through cultural adjustment and how to help prepare new [AT3](http://at-3.org) apprentices for how it will affect their time in 🇬🇧.
That fact that I’ve stopped dreading Mondays still astounds me.