follow the King . . . in the land of shiny things

We’ve got a confession to make. Some days—okay, most days—we are winging it. That’s right—every second of it.

You see, we often have no idea how to get from point A to point B in some of the lofty things God has called us to do. There are days when our resources aren’t just low—they are flat-out, non-existent. We’ve been at this marketing thing a while. We get it. We understand what it takes in The Land of Shiny Things to get people’s attention. But, like a lot of people these days, our budget doesn’t come close matching the wingspan needed to carry the size of our ideas.

But that’s the exact scent of impossibility that signals our God to break in with provision only heaven can send.

the video

This time He gave us a guy with a video camera—who also happened to be an Emmy Award-Winning art director. Michael Page, of Trike Creative, recently took time between designing show graphics for artists such as Carrie Underwood and the Jonas Brothers, and got sticky. We told him about our book, to which he responded, “I’m in!” The next day he hit the streets to talk to people—all kinds of people—about social networks and where God fits in. In the course of some incredible conversations, he remembered to get the footage we needed for this video. The stories behind the faces you see here run deep and remind us of the precious beating hearts behind the shiny gadgets. We are indebted to Michael for his tireless devotion in creating this video and hope it will be shared across cyberspace.

the music

We didn’t choose the song for this video, rather God chose it for us and he used our longtime friend Chris Thomason, CEO of In:ciite Media to do it. “I’m in. My library is your library,” he said simply after we briefed him on @stickyJesus. Wow. Really? “Yes, really.” Again, another God-sized “WOW.” We chose one of our favorite bands, The Longing, and their song “Eyes on You.” (You can find The Longing and this amazing song on iTunes).

We love the body of Christ and how it comes together in a tour de force of purpose that often leaves onlookers amazed. We are grateful for Michael and Chris (and so many others) who have come along side us simply because they are crazy  in love with the idea of sharing the heart of God with others.

your job

Get sticky online today! Share this video on your Facebook wall (use the share buttons below). Tweet it. Digg it. Post it. Let it get a hold of you and remind you to follow Christ . . . a little closer . . . and reflect His heart in the online space.

  • http://thejeffbrown.me Jeff Brown

    Well done Toni and Tami! I’ve yet to meet you Tami, but I can say I have a great deal of admiration for Toni (and her hubby Troy too).

    Your work is challenging me to rethink some of my priorities and to consider “the kind of relationship building that will outlive cyberspace.”

    Thanks for that and keep up the great work.

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    Added the video to the book review on my blog.

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  • Tami Heim

    Thanks Snady – we appreciate YOU.

  • Tami Heim

    Hi Jeff –
    Hope our paths cross soon – always a joy to meet and make another like-hearted new friend.

  • Toni

    I love that Jeff. To inspire another person to revisit, reconsider, and reframe a familiar concept with fresh eyes is the goal of every writer. Thanks for giving us the green light to keep pressing in on this conversation. Come back and see us. Let us know where God is taking you in your online circles.