7/20/2006

Ok, I'll Admit It...

Last night I spoke at a beach camp in Encinitas. The people that hired me to speak told me I had 45 minutes for a message. "45 minutes!", I said. "That's way too long. I'm aiming for somewhere around 25." They said, "Are you sure? I mean, you are a little long-winded." To which I replied, "Yeah, I'm kind-of long-winded, but not that long-winded!" Well, apparently I am. Now, bear in mind that I said I was aiming for 25 minutes. How long would you guess that I talked for? 30 minutes? 45? 50? Maybe even an hour? Nope. 82 minutes. One hour and 22 minutes. True, I had a 15-20 minute comedy bit at the beginning. But 82 minutes!!!! How any of them were awake at the end is beyond me...

7 comments:

muzik316 said...

I never notice when our pastor goes over but is he really going over by God's terms? After all it's not really his church but Gods. Does time really matter? It kills me when people get up to leave, it's like they are saying "I have something more pressing then the God." If it's a message that God has truly called you to share and your bullin' your way then speak for a whole day if you need to.

muzik316 said...

Maybe bullin' was used out of contest. Darn brain never works right. If it's a meesage God has truly laid on your heart then take as much time as you need.

Leigh Sarti said...

well, i wasn't that worried about you "going long", but I am not sure what the "fork in the road" pic was a reference to. I haven't seen anything like that since I saw a Muppet movie back in my younger days.

Alli Hibb said...

Josh.
I was awake at the end. And I would say that you started strong at ended strong. Especially the "Silverware. Finally!" remark.

David Thomas said...

wow - thats pretty impressive.

Matt McGill said...

mentally inexcusable.

offroadcamry said...

The fork in the road is reference to a point that i made in the message of making a choice, God's way or your way. I gave them all forks at the end of the night to represent the fork in the raod choice.