i’m in new york city right now — more specifically, queens. in a few minutes i’m going to attend the church service of a cool multi-ethnic church called new life fellowship. the senior pastor, coincidentally (since this isn’t why i’m here) is pete scazzero, author of the emotionally healthy church, published (also coincidentally) by zondervan (a.k.a. “mommy” or “daddy”, depending on the day).
yesterday, i presented the CORE for the first time this year in bath, new york, a small town (really small town!) in the middle of the state. then i drove back up to rochester and flew down here. i’m presenting the CORE at new life this afternoon here in NYC this afternoon.
after flying home tomorrow (monday), jeannie and the kids and i fly on tuesday to new zealand. we’ve been looking forward to this trip for a long time. i’m speaking at a camp for 5 days, and the generous organizers are flying my whole family over, plus giving us a week in a beach house. so we’ll spend a day in auckland, a week at the beach house, five days at the camp, then we’re flying to the south island for four days.
we fly home to san diego on april 12. then, on the 13th, i fly to atlanta for another jh believe event. from atlanta, i head north to philly, for the emergent board meeting and philosophical discussion. finally home the evening of the 17. so my next day in the office is wednesday, april 18.
luckily, some of this run involves me sitting in a beach house in new zealand doing close to nothing!