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Monday, October 31, 2005

A WEEKEND IN REVIEW

As readers of this blog might remember from a previous post, this past weekend was the 2nd Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. To summarize the vision of this Film Festival in a few words is challenging, but I shall try. This event seeks to inspire filmmakers, both young and old, to create God-honoring films which not only uphold Biblical principles, but achieve a high standard of professionalism and quality. It also serves as a time for those seriously interested in the filmmaking industry to network with one another and learn the legal, technical, and business aspects of producing and directing films. For those who lack the skills, talent, or desire to make films (I would be included in that category) this festival is a wonderful time of enjoying the fruits of the hard labors of others by watching some fascinating, funny, though-provoking, instructive, and convicting films. Of course, it's all the people who attend which really make the time so special.

Rekindling old friendships, renewing acquaintances, and meeting new people was the highlight of this time for me. It was great to see the Erber, Serven, Valenti and Zes families. We enjoyed having Tim's friend Caleb and his family over for an ice cream social Sunday night along with Tim's former housemates, Shannon Moeller and Michael Fowl. Hosting good friends Lydia and Micah Neidhart and Nathanael Cordz for the entire weekend was also such a blessing.

It was a true privilege on my part to meet and spend some time with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker and his dear wife. They were so kind as to offer to drive me down to the Convention Center with them on Thursday, and I had a truly delightful time visiting with this sweet and humble couple.

Today, after escorting Lydia, Micah, and Nathanael to the airport, Mom, John, and I proceeded to go home and crash. The late nights and early mornings resulted in a lack of sleep for all of us, but we so enjoyed the fellowship of our dear friends.

Mom was so kind and sacrificially sweet throughout the whole weekend. She had to stay home several of the nights to be with PopPop, but did so without complaint. Just as the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, she would arise early every morning to fix everyone breakfast before we departed. Snacks were always ready when we arrived home hungry late at night, and we all enjoyed talking over the days events around the kitchen table together.

Hopefully I will be able to show some pictures of the festival on a later post, but anyone who would like to see some pictures and a more detailed account of the past few days now, check out this site.

~Cara

3 Comments:

Blogger SunnySoCalGirl said...

Cara it was a wonderful weekend! Micah and I were so blessed by all your family. Thank you so much for taking care of us. It was great to be able to spend time with you again. :-) May God continue to bless your family and lead you in His plan.
Talk to you soon.
Love,
Lydia
p.s. I'm still pretty speachless. :-) It makes for interesting conversations.

1:36 PM  
Blogger The Horn Family said...

Lydia,

We all thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent with us. Next time you come we'll have to show you around more!

I hope you recover quickly and regain your ability to speak. One of these days you will return home healthy after visiting us. I promise. :)

6:46 AM  
Blogger The Serven Clan said...

We didn't know you had a blog! : ) It was great to see you all at the festival.

Blessings,
The Servens

6:01 AM  

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