I was thinking the other day about what it would be like if the Christian Blog community ever held a big festival, knowing of course it cannot happen due to privacy issues. At any rate, the idea and the mind pictures were stunning and have brought me so much comfort and joy I thought I would try to produce a "virtual" CBF (Christian Blog Festival).
Needing a place for such a festival is of prime importance, so, since I am the one dreaming this whole thing up, it shall be here at the B2Y ranch in rural Missouri. We have plenty of room so those with special needs (recliners for instance) can park them in our huge living room. "kiwibird" and "poodlelady" among others can look out the gigantic picture window at everyone else and keep an eye on things.
Since there are 4 bathrooms in our home and plenty of trees, everyone should have no problem with release issues. I assume "abelajohnb", as the illustrious leader of this group, should have first dibs on one of the bedrooms upstairs, unless he would prefer to pitch a tent and camp out with his adoring multitudes outside. I certainly would want to make sure "mumbly" has a bedroom due to her status of being not only an elder, but one of the infamous New Zealand contingents from "down under" along with "kiwibird".
I am thinking that "kraftykatz" is deserving of another bedroom due to her physical situation and again, being an elder. We need to treat our elders with the utmost of respect and we will do just that while they are our guests here.
Those of the younger and wilder generation would be much more comfortable enjoying the wide open 12 acres of pasture. I can see the tent with "youaregolden", "cowgirldiva", "hockeychick4christ" and "childofjesus" having a grand time comparing notes and enjoying each other's fellowship. To keep things kosher, "pounders" had to pitch his tent nearby.
Of course there are little mini camps to house those from each of the various states. Up by the horse barn I see the Texas camp is right at home with the sights and smells of the two horses. "bubbavela", "shlomo" and "tohimbeglory" will no doubt sit around the campfire telling tales only Texans can dream up and understand.
If "abelajohnb" decided to camp out, he could join "everfaithful","bimonics", "scott", "yokhannan" and others trying to replicate the great state of California here on our property. Unfortunately the ocean and the mountains are a long way from Missouri.
I am sure it was the faithful from North Carolina who were whooping and hollering all night led by "tchable", "literalword" and "annajones" among others. They might get so loud the Georgia group might go join them. Oh my, if "happytoberestored" and "savedbyegrace" were to join that group, no one will get any sleep.
Oh look, here comes "disciplevance" flying in. Where is he going to land his airplane? Now here comes "papillionkiller" in his big truck filled with all the food and beverages for our festival! Is that "gfccbrother" and "fairhaven7" bringing us some wild game from Montana? I see "philruby" brought his mountain momma from West Virginia and "grandmabruce1955" brought a whole van load of folks she's been witnessing to in Washington.
"allforhim" is looking to stay somewhere besides where daughter "youaregolden" is hanging out, and I don't blame her. Maybe she can hook up with "throughfaith", "redeemed4ever", "girlforgod" and "angelita" for a really nice women's fellowship. Don't look now, but "bethy", "lexyb" and "4micah68" just arrived from the United Kingdom and right behind them are "doulos" from Malaysia, "magnolia" from Indonesia and "ptl2008" from Singapore. I am so blessed to see the international folks made it here safe and sound.
"kreynolds" is diligently running around making sure everyone is taken care of. Her position of hospitality director has her racing constantly from one end of the property to the other. Thank God she has "kiwibird" and "poodlelady" racing around in their recliners with their binoculars and walkie talkies keeping her up to date with who needs what and where. She is one busy woman, but she can handle it.
In the kitchen, "alight" is fixing up some of his world famous southern recipes. Although I won't let him mess with our chickens, he says he can find plenty of fixens out in the woods. "savedbyegrace" is making enough sweet tea to keep everyone gushing with sweetness. It takes a lot of food and tea to keep this gang happy. It is a good thing that "reborn" and "whobelieve" brought all sorts of goodies from New York, especially bagels and pizza. It is also good that "blackrose65" and "coldapplianceman" brought plenty of oranges and grapefruits from Florida with them.
Rumor has it that "kreynolds" might bring some truffles from Minnesota. She will be mobbed if she does. Rumor also has it that "kiwibird" might bring along "kiwigirl" and make chocolate cake for everyone along with strawberries and cream. These are all just rumors though. "christianblog" might have to catch some fish from our little pond or the neighbors big one to take folks mind off the truffles and cake.
Finally, here comes the oft delayed Ohio delegation. Thank God papa "greybear" was in charge to keep everything under control. Sometimes it pays to have 35 kids like he has. We are thrilled to see "luckyone" and "ilovehimso" make it here with him. Oh good, I just knew that one way or another "iraqivetsgtret" would get here from Delaware, even if he had hang on the wing of a flying squirrel.
Well, if I were to go on trying to list everyone here, it would take all day. Needless to say, the place is covered with joyful believers who love the Lord and are thrilled to be with each other and are busy blessing each other. As "blest" and I sit back and look at all the glowing faces of beautiful believers, all we can do is look at each other and smile at the awesomeness of our God and beauty of His people united in His name. Truly it is a blessing beyond words to see the whole Christian Blog gang here!
Truly this "virtual" festival is a blessing beyond words, just like this site is, day in and day out. Thank you all for coming and blessing our home and property with your beautiful feet and hearts overflowing with the love of God, even if it can only be in our hearts and minds. I pray this crazy piece of my imagination blesses you to read as much as it did for me to write. Now, bring on the music; after all this IS a festival isn't it?