I was suppose to speak for the student ministy of LakeWood Church over the weekend of July 22-23. If you don't know LakeWood, maybe you have heard of their pastor, Joel Osteen? Or seen there church auditorium?
Anyways, it's not because I am special, although my nickname in high school was..."Special Raitz", you get it?
Anywho, one my buddies (Tom Elmore), a guy who I have known for more than 10 years is LakeWood's Student Ministry Pastor. Tom and I first met years ago at a John Maxwell conference. Anyways, he was going to have me down to teach his students there. Well, I get a call from Tom the other day and he says, Man I am sorry, but can we reschedule you? Geez, I thought. I already planned my travel schedule and I really wantrd to check out LakeWood and hang out with Tom.
So, Tom tells me why. I guess, He has been trying to get David Carr, the first pick in the 2002 NFL draft and the starting QB for the Houston Texans, to come out and David's agent called and told him David could only do the weekend that I was already booked to come.
So, of course, I stepped aside so David Carr of the Houston Texans could speak that weekend. I guess it's not too shabby to be bumbed for an NFL QB. I mean, he's kind of a big deal, people know him, he has many leather bound books (ht to Ron Burgandy).
But, I will get a chance to go out again, soon.