The last day of Trinity Fest was as blessed as the first part of the festival. We were, are, and will be extremely grateful to God for His kindness to us.
The day began with two lectures in the morning, and one just after lunch. I began by speaking on Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” a man his biographer called a “smoke-dried Huguenot.” Dr. Lillback gave a superb account of the history of the Huguenots (French Calvinists), and showed the impact they had on the cause of American liberty. Just after lunch, I spoke on the battle of Saratoga.
During a brief space in the afternoon, I went home and put my feet up, and tested my eyes for light leaks. Then Nancy and I headed downtown at 6 to see the second presentation of a number of one-act plays (each one was about ten minutes or so) written by Doug Jones. Intelligently written and well-acted, the plays were very funny and potent. The best of a good lot was the one about the meeting between representatives of the checkers and chess federations.
After a quick bite to eat, we headed up to the Kibbie Dome for the Cherish the Ladies concert, which was fantastic. The group presented what is perhaps the only happy Irish love song in existence, along with jigs and reels. (G.K. Chesterton once observed that the Irish are an odd group — all their wars are happy and all their loves are sad.) The rest of the love songs were back in character. The step-dancers who came down from Spokane to perform with them did very well, and another well-done should go to Luke Nieuwsma, who got to sit in with Cherish the Ladies on one of their numbers. He was playing an odd instrument called the Uilleann pipe.
Glitches here and there, but over all, we were extremely grateful to God for the success of the first annual Trinity Fest.