A few nights ago, I put on one of my beautiful white linen shirts and went to Tybee Island, where Micheal Elliott and I had called a meeting.
“This meeting will be to discuss the possibility of starting a spiritual center on Tybee”, read the description on the Facebook event I had created. Judging from the number of people who said they would attend, and the feedback I had gotten, it appeared that we would have a good crowd of interested people show up, and we did.
Earlier in the day my wife had asked me, “What should I do? Should I come?” and I told her that, “It would be nice if you were there, but I’d like for you to do what you feel led to do.” I did want her to be there, but only if she wanted to be there.
That day, Micheal and I had a long telephone pow wow, in which we went over the general game plan for the evening. It had been a month or so since I had approached Micheal and told him what I was thinking, and then said, “I want you to do this with me”.
Our pre-meeting pow wow was good, and it was “all systems go”.
Julia Foster, who is still grieving the loss of her beloved long-time partner Ronnie, had agreed to let us have the meeting at her house. After all, it had been Julia who instigated this whole thing. (but that is another story) Her back yard is paved, there are tables and chairs everywhere, it is basically like a wonderful outdoor restaurant/party place.
And true to Tybee Island, our 6:30 p.m. meeting began right around 7 on the dot.
There were approximately 25 people in attendance. It was a good crowd of some I didn’t know, some familiar faces, some of my dearest Spirits, there was Micheal and Sarah, and sure enough, my wife came and brought Lily Belle with her.
Then I activated the success of the evening with affirmative prayer. Then welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for coming, and explained that we were there to talk about the possibility of opening a spiritual center on Tybee, and said, “I want to be your spiritual leader.”
With that statement I officially moved into my next phase of personal growth and healing.
I won’t start naming names because I don’t want to leave anyone out, but will say that we had some great questions. Micheal answered questions about our involvement or affiliation with Tybee Church and explained that he and I want to start something brand new. Then I gave a general overview of our vision of the center/church and answered questions concerning that.
Then suddenly someone said, “Well let’s hear from the other half!” and all eyes descended upon my lovely bride, who incidentally is easily the most beautiful soul I’ve ever known.
“Me?” she exclaimed.
After it was made clear that the crowd wanted to hear from her, she commenced to saying the nicest things about me that anyone has ever said. And nobody knows me like Heather does. I won’t try to quote her, but she basically said that I am the kind of person who has to do something that he cares about and that means something to him. She admitted that she hadn’t seen this coming, but that I seem to be really good at helping people. She said that I am a great spiritual leader.
There were a few more questions for me to answer after that, and then we all held hands and I “prayed us out”.
Micheal said to me, “I would say that the meeting was a success and it couldn’t have gone any better”.
And I am grateful.
We’ll be having our second meeting on Monday September 22nd at 119 Lewis Avenue on Tybee, and YOU are welcome to attend! The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. If you’d like to learn more about my partner Micheal Elliott, please visit HERE