Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I am sitting in a church building in a tiny little town in northern Indiana called Windfall. We drove through the snow to get here.
From Tennessee it's about a 9 hour trip. We haul all our props in our car, leaving only enough room for us to sit.
Most of our weekends include loading our car, driving to our destination, unloading the car, setting up our props on stage, performing, tearing down or "striking" as they call it in the theatre world, loading the car and driving home. We also usually preach and lead worship the same weekend.
Of course I left out a very important detail: Before all of the loading, driving unloading, setting up, performing and tearing down, the sermon, script and music were written and props were made.
As we were setting up today, I said, "Are we crazy?" Most people who do what we do have a driver and a road crew. John boy said "Yes, we are crazy." But, we are singing our song off "any old stage."
Amy Grant has a song she sings about being "happy sad."
We are "happy crazy."