Day 1: June 21, 2010
Whew! What a day! Got up at 5:00am, left home at 6:00am. Got to Denver International Airport around 8:00. Checked my bag, got through security, and was at my gate by 8:20. Took off 9:05 and got to LA 10:50 am (local time). Shuttle got me to the retreat center by about 1:00. Ate lunch. Wrote my Mom.
3:00 – checked in at Act One
4:00 – 6:00 Opening and ice breakers with Jack Gilbert.
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Barbara Nicolosi Harrington: Act One History, Values, Philosophy, & Keynotes. Barbara is a founder of Act One and the Chair of the Board. She gave a historical overview of Act One, core values, mission. (And she was wonderfully encouraging and inspiring.)
9:00 – 10:00 Writing exercises with Vicki Peterson
Today’s best quote: Barbara Nicolosi Harrington spoke about “What is a “Christian movie”?
Barbara says foundational to this course is Flannery O’Conner’s thought (now…this is Dianne’s paraphrase!) that a “redemptive story” is not one in which the character is redeemed; it’s one in which the audience is redeemed. That’s a Christian film.
Now. Me. To bed. Waaay tired.