Friday, January 25, 2013

Daytona Beach, FL

Palm trees eat discs.
Swamps drink discs.

Or so it seems.  This past Saturday I made my way down to sunny Florida and settled into the place I'll be staying for a bit.

Tuscawilla Park in Daytona Beach, FL.  This course is scattered with Palm trees, lakes/swamps, and a zip line of all things.  I usually don't play water holes, however this time I gave my Boss disc a try because it is advertised to float due to it's extreme light weight (which makes it really hard to control as well).  After a careful throw directly into the swampy pond, I found out, it does in fact float.  There was another group of guys playing, but they were in a strange order. 

There was not a large amount of time before dusk, but decided it might be a good idea to locate the other course in South Daytona.  Reed Canal Park looked like a nice park and since I was already there, why not play through it quickly?  I caught up to Chad about halfway through the course and played the remaining course.  He was a great guy to play with and helped knock my disc down from a hungry palm tree.

Many people ask me how I start conversations about the gospel and my answer is usually, it depends on the situation.  Great consulting answer...  For this case,  Chad mentioned that Tuscawilla usually has a doubles round Sunday mornings.  Segue!  I was not out on the course that early on Sundays because I was at church.  This comment can be naturally followed up with, do you go to church anywhere - what do you believe?  From this point it is a normal conversation (if they are open to talking about God) by asking why they believe what they believe, how they came to their conclusions, and to clarify what they agree or disagree with. 

Towards then end or at the end, I try to follow up asking if there is anything I can being praying about.  Interestingly enough, Chad's response was that there were already many people praying for him.
Flagler Beach Pier

Well, the time has almost arrived for the next weekend of courses.

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