Tuesday, October 24, 2006

CDH Life

As you may or may not know, I'm in a program called the Community Discipleship House (CDH) which is through Crossroads Worldwide Ministries. It is a year long internship in which we live with eight other people and share life together by building community, following under the discipleship of Matt Orth, Clayton King and other strange characters. It has really been an exciting, adventurous life that has opened my eyes, my ears, and my heart.

We each have a bedroom that we share with another person. My roommate happens to be a guy from Glasgow, KY. His name is Nick Lewis and he really is on the opposite end of personality. He is your outdoors man, who likes to hunt, slack line, and pretty much anything that falls under the day of sun. He and I met at Crossroads Summer Camp and by the end of the Camp he was now my roommate at CDH. We have developed a great friendship and encouraging spurring on of Love and Good deeds.

So, I've always wanted to go on a cross country trip and just see this large yet small country that we live in. I've wanted to start in Wilmington, NC and end up in West Hollywood, CA (to see my friend Dallas Morgan). I thought that I would never get to do this because I wouldn't be able to find someone to go with me or the proper transportation and just the sheer task that it would be. Well, if you watch Oprah you would know 1)What's going on in the world and 2)What's about to be hot on the market, but most importantly you would know that she and her friend Gayle just went on a cross country road trip. When I found out about it I was hooked and the desire to go across the U.S. of A intensified. I talked with Nick and asked would he ever want to do something like this, as to where he responded, "Yeah". So as of right now we are beginning to plan a cross country trip from NC to CA up the pacific coast highway and then back over the northern part of the U.S. of A. Pray for us and most importantly please suggest of any odd things that we could see along the way that you might know of and possibly pass along the numbers of friends and family that may would help us out that happen to be spread out around the country. Again, It's the beginning stages of the planning and things will of course change.

We don't want to just go around the country to merely do something, we don't want to go and say we did it, we want to go around the country to be changed by it, to experience the greatness that we live in and to be in the right place at the right time for the right reasons.

4 comments:

papa_ridgeback said...

Brent,
Cross-country trips don't count unless you go by motorcycle, eh Che?

Be sure to watch "Easy Rider" first though.

:-)

Rocker said...

No motorcyle. I have seen Easy Rider and it enjoyed probably would like it more if I were stoned out of my mind.

Dorothy said...

yo brent, paul's friend dorothy here..

so i was going thru my blog archives while drinking cheap wine on a friday night here in LA and i came across the link to your blog..anyway, just read your thing on the cross country trip..have u done it yet? u HAVE to! my friend and i did it this past Jan.! It was amazing. We were on a bit of a time crunch to be back to our jobs, but it was awesome. oh and if u havent read donald miller's book "thru painted deserts" which chronicles his own cross country trip..do!

peace my friend. :)

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