A few months back, just before Christmas, I was approached by Chuck and Joy Kieffer of The Foundry Church to help with their Christmas Rocks program at Weidener University, We were going to create a performance art project together telling the Christmas story. Joy and I put our heads together to come up with the project. I had seen a Youtube video of a guy who did a painting of the face of Jesus on six cardboard boxes and suggested we do a variation of that. I then came up with some roughy sketches. The sketches weren’t quite what Joy had in mind and she took a run at something a little different.
I loved what she came up with but I’ll confess I thought it was far too complicated to get finished in the time allotted. Nonetheless, now we had a plan. Somehow we got more time than I thought we had, and Joy recruited her daughter to help with the painting and it came out great. Chris Pierdeminico from The Foundry videotaped one of the sides being created and I think you’ll agree it came out pretty cool.
We did four paintings in all that night on nine boxes )over 80 square feet of full color art). It seemed to be very well received and I thought it was a very successful collaboration. Collaboration works when we are willing to be humble enough to see another way of doing things, comfortable with the give and take of exchanging ideas, flexible enough to try a different approach and determined to get it done. Of course having God in the midst of it can’t help but help.
God never said it would be easy.
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Leviticus 15; John 8
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