So Day One in Nashville has been great. The flight was surprisingly smooth and fast. Got our kickin' minivan, checked into La Quinta (Spanish for "Free High Speed Internet" - which I'm using right now). Had a bison burger at Ruby Tuesday's. Went over to Sheraton Music City and set up the Defender table. We're in a prime spot - right in the walkway between the lobby and the meeting rooms, across the walkway from Lifeway's store, and literally right outside the door from the large group meeting/dining room. Awesome. We've already had some great responses from people seeing our stuff.
Then we went to hear Clay Crosse speak about his new ministry - Holy Homes - and his personal testimony. We were really excited because we knew that his testimony included a battle with the same stuff Defender fights (inappropriate Internet stuff - worded that way to not trigger your online filters). Well, his session was super - it sounded like he had been reading our stuff.
But the best part was that we had - through a series of bizarre connections and "coincedences" - we were actually having dinner with Clay and his wife, his manager, and songwriter Steve Siler (I Will Follow Christ, Begin with Me, about 400 others). It was a beautiful time of fellowship where we all agreed that we are fighting the same fight, and we should work together. WOW! I have to say, I was blown away. I'm a HUGE fan of Clay Crosse. Yes, I know that I'm huge, but I really love Clay's music. So I was thrilled to meet him and talk to him. It was a great night!
Nashville is very pretty. It's downtown skyline is pretty ugly, but the city is pretty. The weather has been great - very mild. That's a nice change of pace from the oppressive Florida heat. It's nice to see that the traffic problems of Orlando are not isolated - great googidy moogidy. So, that's about it for now. I'll update later with today's news. Later y'all.