This weekend I attended reCreate, the annual women’s conference held each fall at Church of the Highlands. One of the speaker’s at this year’s conference was Andi Andrew, who founded New York City’s Liberty Church in 2010 with her family. In 2015 she launched the She Is Free Conference.
One of the messages Andi gave this past weekend was all about seeds. So often we pray to God for gifts and we expect instant gratification. But instead of God giving us what we desire, fully grown, God simply gives us the seeds and it’s our job to tend to the soil of our hearts so that the seeds can bear fruit.
It was a Thursday and we’d just had a meeting at work, a meeting at which some of my colleagues made disparaging remarks about a project I’d worked on, disparaging remarks that made me feel, well, stupid.
Earlier this week I interviewed one of Birmingham’s top education professionals for one of my freelance writing gigs. I asked her about her hobbies and after telling me about her favorite places and things to do in Birmingham she said, “If you’re bored in Birmingham, that’s your fault.”
I couldn’t agree more and that statement is especially true this weekend.
When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands…So begins the adventure of Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight. The arena spectacular brings the world of James Cameron’s AVATAR to Birmingham’s Legacy Arena for five performances only: August 19 – August 21, 2016! Tickets are priced beginning at $33.00 (prices subject to change).
Because brunch is bae, start Saturday with Birmingham Restaurant Week’s inaugural brunch festival, set for August 20, at noon. This event will bring together some of the “best of the brunch” restaurants of Birmingham and will feature hot, iced and nitro coffee from Royal Cup, mimosas, wine from United Johnson Brothers, sodas and lemonade from Buffalo Rock. Get more information here.
Then end the evening with jazz flutist Kim Scott. In celebration of the release of her third album “Southern Heat” Kim will give a concert Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Alabama School of Fine Art’s Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz, she’ll be performing all the music from the album, including her newest Billboard charting single, “Sizzle”, with some of her most talented musician friends. There will be a pre-concert reception for VIP attendees, surprise musical guests and much more. The album will be released for sale immediately following the show. Tickets and info at http://www.djdtheater.org.