I LOVE doing the telecast, but I do readily admit that I also LOVE the feeling when I am done taping some! 🙂
I didn’t feel as good about my scripts when I came in this morning as I wanted to. Mr. Apartian and I had a chance to talk about it while he was in my (borrowed) office after his sermon videotaping session was done, and he tried his best to translate a French proverb or saying that he felt was probably the cause of that feeling: “The rooster in the morning and the nightingale at night never sing the song they really wanted to sing.” I have probably butchered it here by trying to recall it from memory, but the point was well taken and rang true — sometimes what we actually accomplish seems unsatisfactory compared to the lofty and beautiful object we had originally hand in mind, when it should not seem so. My wife has told me before that I am a endless “tinkerer” in that whatever endeavor I am undertaking I never seem to think that my final product is good enough and I always want to improve on it in some way. I must say that I think she is on to something.
(Probably the same reason George Lucas has created umpteen different versions of a certain sci-fi movie for no good reason, but that is another story.) (A certain space pirate in that certain sci-fi movie shot first, but that is also another story.)
However, regardless of the nervousness I felt about the scripts when I left my temporary dwelling this morning, each taping seemed to go wonderfully smoothly, and I felt much better about both scripts after all was said and done. Part of that may be because I was finally able to see and hear the scripts live and out loud, allowing me to resolve some of my unnecessary concerns, but a huge part is certainly due to the fine studio crew I get to work with whenever I come. With some vacations and out of town training going on, I was with different folks than usual, yet the job was done just as professionally. I LOVE getting to work with these folks, and I continue to be humbled by the fact that God lets me do this. (If any of you studio folks are reading this, you have my thanks. You make it a real pleasure.)
And while it could go without saying, though it shouldn’t go without saying, God gets the credit for all that went right today. I know many of you prayed about the taping, and I know I certainly prayed about the taping! And, sure enough, it went really well. Thanks to everyone for their prayers, love, and support — y’all are examples to me. You strive to seek Him and keep His commandments, and He hears your prayers (1 John 3:22).
And since I never seem to be able to get all of the TV makeup off until I take a shower, I still look sort of pretty.
Tomorrow will be a busy day, as well, with much to do, but it will feel like a different world with the telecast tapings done.
Take care, and for those in my church areas, I’m looking forward to getting back to see you!