reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

11/10/2005

Writing From Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Rebelutionaries, life is happening hard and fast here in Alabama. And that's a good thing. After returning from San Antonio on November 2 we've thrown ourselves into our work at the Supreme Court. In our spare time over the last week and a half we've barely had time to exercise, do the laundry, cook, clean, eat, sleep, and still have time for thorough devotions. We also call home everyday and talk with our family (that's a tip guys, write it down).

We've also started moving on our teen conferences, working with our local organizers to schedule one in March 2006 to be held in Sacramento, California, and one in July 2006, to be held in Orlando, Florida. That means that Alex and I are going to start putting together a synopsis of the conference overall message, along with descriptions of each session to send to our organizers. We hope to have our website and our brochures ready by January.

Finally, this Friday, November 11, I (Brett) will be traveling with Justice Tom Parker to listen to United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas deliver the Albritton Lecture at University of Alabama School of Law. I will be posting about that experience soon afterwards with pictures and summaries of key points.

I should mention that the reason I have been invited to attend this lecture is because Justice Parker was pleased with the job Alex and I did covering the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and subsequently wanted one of us to cover this special event. I share this to encourage you that when you apply yourself in one area it will open doors for you in other areas.

That principle has been proven true in a myriad of ways throughout the attainment and execution of this internship. Alex and I would never have been ready for this large of a responsibility if our parents and others around us hadn't pushed us to "do hard things" in the areas of writing, thinking, and social etiquette. Allow me to mention that you will never brush elbows with famous people until you learn to avoid bumping elbows while sitting beside them at the dinner table (i.e. social grace, good table manners, etc. are very important).

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please let us know if there is anything for which we can hold you up in prayer. God bless!