Scott Hodge


Saturday Night, Pulled Tooth & Atlanta

Aug 20, 2005

Dsc07622_1 It finally happened.  Elise lost her first tooth.  And the best part about it is that it happened the night before Amanda and I are scheduled to hop on an airplane and head to Atlanta for a few days (more about that later…).

Credit goes to my wife, Amanda, for extracting the tooth (per my demand that Elise not loose her first tooth while we are out of town.)  And yes…it was ready to come out, don’t worry.

So anyway, Amanda and I are headed to Atlanta for a few days to attend the Drive Conference hosted by Andy Stanley and Northpoint Community Church

I have to be honest…  I’ve become less and less of a fan of most large conferences over the past couple of years (this was the first year I didn’t attend Willow’s Leadership Summit – even though they had some great speakers…), but we decided to attend this one because we STRONGLY identify with Northpoint’s strategy. 

Don’t get me wrong – we aren’t interested in "copying" Northpoint’s style or approach, but they probably have one of the most well thought through and simplified strategies that I’ve ever seen.  (In fact, in my last podcast I reviewed a book written by their team that I really enjoyed entitled, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry.  If you are a church planter or pastor who wants to turn your church around, get the book.)

I’ll try to take good notes and blog a little while I’m there. 

By the way, if any of you are going to be there and want to connect, shoot me a quick email at scotthodge(AT)


3 Responses to “Saturday Night, Pulled Tooth & Atlanta”

  1. Alright Elise! Nineteen more teeth to go. Wait till the front two pop out. That’ll be fun. Wow Scott, they’re growing up quick.

  2. Jim Walton says:

    My 7yo daughter lost one of her front teeth last week and she wanted to trick the tooth fairy, so she hid her tooth. It wasn’t her first tooth to lose, by the way. She thought the tooth fairy would still give her money and she could keep the tooth. Well, the tooth fairy left her a note, saying no tooth, no $$$. The next night the tooth was under her pillow!

  3. Heather says:

    Congrats ELISE!

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