Monday, July 03, 2006

I got bumped for David Carr

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.

9 comments:

Sean said...

Yes, but does his home smell of rich mahogany?

Tony Myles said...

I'm sure you could still put this on your resume... :)

Jason Raitz said...

I never thought about the resume, that would of really impressed the folks at my new church, ha.

Kurt said...

While he might be able to score a touchdown on the field...its Jason Raitz to score a touchdown on the stage baby!

brandon said...

Dang. I was really looking forward to hearing about your trip down there.

johnny scott said...

Dude, for real, You are funny! I miss you
peace

Hope said...
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Hope said...

hmm ive been thinking about this and...r u sure u wanted to talk to us to spread the love of God, or would it just look good on ur resume? i really dont appreciate when people try to take advantage of my church to put themselves on the map. i mean, what would Jesus do? i dont think he'd do this... i dunno about this...i mean, how many touchdowns have u scored again? none? and how many times have u been recruited to play pro football? none again? well then i dont think u should talk smack ab our pastor till ur credentials are up there with those of david carr. he was awesome. i mean im sure ur all "funny" and whatnot but jason who? i sure havent heard of ya...

Hope said...

p.s. I AM SOOO SORRY...TOM MADE ME DO IT!!