Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A photo from the video taping session

Liz Curtis Higgs posted this on Facebook a few minutes ago:
"Oh, baby!  Yesterday in Nashville we shot a brand-new Video Bible Study for Bad Girls of the Bible.  SO thrilled to open God's Word with these beautiful sisters in Christ!  The new video and updated book will release on July 16.  We can't WAIT for you to see it!"
My friend Donna is on the left, front row, and I'm behind her on the next row.  Liz (front row, center) yelled, "Throw your hands out!"  So we did.  My right hand is touching the left side of the photo, extended above Donna's head.  That shows how well my physical therapy is working for range of motion, as my broken shoulder continues to heal.  I'm glad I was healed enough to drive to and from Nashville for this opportunity.  As I posted yesterday, Liz had promised us "a nice bag of books, a tasty snack, and a warm hug."  I got my hug when Liz arrived, and the "snack" was a huge box lunch — sandwich, salad, a couple of side dishes, and dessert.  As for the books, Lizzie said she chose these for us herself:
  • A Perfect Mess: Why You Don't Have to Worry about Being Good Enough for God ~ by Lisa Harper, 2009
  • At the Feet of Jesus: Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary Heart ~ by Joanna Weaver, 2012
  • Come Walk with Me: A Woman's Personal Guide to Knowing God and Mentoring Others ~ by Carole Mayhall, 2010
  • Come Along: The Journey into a More Intimate Faith ~ by Jane Rubietta, 2008
  • His Princess: Love Letters from Your King ~ by Sheri Rose Shepherd, 2004
  • A Sudden Glory: God's Lavish Response to Your Ache for Something More ~ by Sharon Jaynes, 2012
One thing I didn't expect was having to stop recording — and waiting — whenever a train rolled by loudly on a track nearby.  Donna says she especially enjoyed talking with the other participants, who came from (at least these I remember about the 22 participants) Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois.


Shirley said...

Sounds like quite an event!

This especially caught my attention since I'd seen that a church I've visited was having Wednesday evening sessions this fall on "Bad Girls of the Bible: Exploring Women of Questionable Virtue" using a book by Barbara J. Essex. Since I don't like driving at night, I didn't sign up for this. I just checked on amazon and found out that the books are different as Liz's book is "Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them". It is interesting that two such similar titles are around. The topic does sound intriguing.

Helen's Book Blog said...

What a fun gathering! It is interesting to be at a taping for something because then you realize "reality" isn't always real. I went to a taping of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell me (an NPR show) and there was an obnoxious heckler. When they finally got him out they re-recorded those parts, asking the audience to be totally quiet

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Shirley, Lizzie's book was copyrighted in 1999, so I went looking for the date on the other one. Surprise! Also 1999. I don't know which came first.

Helen, the 22 women present for this presentation (click to enlarge the photo and count us) were all chosen by Liz to be there. Each of us had to say why we wanted to come and send a photo. If she goofed on something she said, she also backed up right then and re-did that part. So there was no heckling in this group.

Beth said...

Sounds lovely, Bonnie! Books, food, and hugs---my idea of the perfect day. And I'm so happy to know that you're able now to lift your arm that high---great progress!

Debra said...

What a great picture! How fun, yet grueling at the same time. I would not have thought about the outside noises while taping. Or, the re-takes during. The most difficult part for me would have been the "no heckling". Heckling makes life and Bible Study fun. ☺

Looking forward to seeing the video when it comes out!

Oh, I'm also excited to see and hear about your range of motion... just hope that after you threw your arm out for the picture, that it wasn't too sore. ☺


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Debra, let's just say I didn't exactly "throw" my arm up. I pushed it carefully higher and higher, very pleased that I could get it up that high without pain and without help from my other hand pushing from the elbow. I'm doing strength training now, for my arm muscles, since they had to be still and in one position (more or less) for so long.