Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Plan B (Nashville Part I)

Plan B is my reason for visiting Nashville TN.

There is a guy, his name is Pete Wilson. He is known as the "best pastor" in Nashville. Since he is the only pastor in Nashville that I know, I can't argue that rumor. He has a wife named Brandi. Brandi is known as the "best pastor wife" and since I have met her, I wouldn't doubt that she is the best pastors wife.

Both Pete and Brandi are two of the nicest people I have met.

Pete wrote a book 'Plan B' that is sold on Amazon. To help promote and give his readers a visual in what the book is about, he wanted a video promo of his book. Pete invited me out to play the visual role of that video.

When he emailed me, he asked me if I would be interested in helping make this video. He continued to explain that they couldn't pay me, but maybe I would pray about it and see if it was something I could give my time in and be a part of.

My first response to Pete via email was "No thank you, not interested."

That's all it said.

Can you imagine what his face or thoughts where reading that email? This guy doesn't know me at all. We have mutual friends in common in the pastor and pastor wives circle, but we have never personally met or been in communication prior to him stepping out and asking me to participate in this video.

I, of course, was totally kidding with him. I finally wrote the second email saying of course I would.

I didn't need to pray about it or think twice. I love giving my time to anything that involves my church or anything that is promoting Christianity and my God. I loved the idea about his book and thought it was a great thing to be apart of.

However, I did negotiate a little bit of a deal out of all of this for myself.

I guess you will just have to wait for that post.

Its fun stuff though so you will want to check back and see what I am talking about.

Well months went by since that conversation with Pete. This shoot wasn't supposed to take place until February of 2010. When all of the sudden during my busiest month of work and traveling with the modeling, Pete emails me to say that they really needed to shoot the video this month.

To make a long story short(er)....

After going back and forth a few text and emails, it appeared that it was not going to be possible for me to make my way out to Nashville due to conflicts in other commitments with work and travel.

However, God (being the master of all that he is) rearranged somethings in my schedule to make it possible. I am so thrilled that He did.

I made it to Nashville and was greeted by Pete at the airport. We stopped by Starbucks to kill a few minutes before heading over to the studio to begin filming. I don't drink coffee, but it was cold enough to enjoy a really hot cup of hot chocolate. Yum.

Soon after we headed to the studio to learn that the studios heater was not working, and it was like 20 degrees outside. Okay-okay, it was more in the 60's I guess, but for us Floridans that feels like below zero.

We begin filming while taking a few breaks in between to warm up by the oven in the kitchen.

No lie!

But we managed to get the video finished with (real) tears and (real) laughter along the way.

I can't wait to see the final product and read the book, Plan B.

8 Personal Thoughts:

Tony C said...

Yea Nashville. Home of Vanderbilt Alma Mater!

Not many would step out on faith like you do Misty. I get encouraged by your stories and they keep me coming back to your blog.

Merry Christmas!

Misty said...

Yay! You visited my beautiful state!

Wes Howard said...

Misty, It was AWESOME meeting you and thank you so much for helping us out with the video. It certainly made the day a lot better.

pete wilson said...

It was actually in the 30's that day which is cold even here in Nashville.

I can't thank you enough for being a part of this project.

You're the best!!!!

Crystal said...

WOW!! Is all I can say!!! I came across Pete Wilson's videos and blog during the months leading up to Bentley's big day of heart surgery (when I felt so lost). They helped me get through each day leading up to her surgery in SOOO many ways... I still rewatch them all the time. They really opened my eyes and still do. They are amazing, and so is he!!! How awesome that you got to work with him on this project, I know this means so much to you and you totally deserve it!!! Can't wait to see it!!! And I will definitely have to check this book out!!!

ashley said...

I second that Pete and Brandi are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! Love them!! I can't wait to see the video, and read the book too!

Q said...

Hey Misty! Cut a working girl some slack, I'm doing my best not to give up on my blog altogether, so we're making strides with Halloween in December :) Its been a crazy few months! As for the background, when Finley arrived a needed a new design but didn't want to pay for walah (sp?), free design! While I have you, do you know what I can do to my pics so that you can't click on them and make them life-size? Not that anyone would, but I don't want anyone to steal them :( Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas in December!

daniella said...

You teaser! can't wait to hear the rest of the story and see the video!

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