ah, frick — i just can’t start blogging quite yet. dust needs to settle around me, and in me.
but the craziness of everything is just driving me batty. i told jeannie i feel like a need a sudden, unplanned road trip with a friend — a time of laughter and distraction. jeannie encouraged me to leave my cell phone at home, and get outa town. so that’s what we’re doing. luckily, i have some of those grace-filled friends who are willing to drop everything for the next few days and go with me, and after a few quick calls, found one who said, “sure, i’m in!”
to my friends at the cincinnati national youth workers convention: may god deeply bless your time this weekend. i will be praying that you are rocked with god-moments of epic proportions. i will be praying that the focus is not on controversy, or me, or even on youth specialties, but on jesus, and on the tribe of youth workers jesus so completely adores. may you worship without holding back, listen for the voice of god, be challenged and encouraged, laugh and feel at home. may you know, deeply, that your calling comes directly from god, and that the tribe you’re with this weekend are your people, and they “get” you, and they love you, and they accept you. and, in all of this, may god be glorified this weekend. amen, and amen.