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The beautiful people of Tennessee

This past week has been a whirlwind of activity as Debra and I have traveled across the State of Tennessee.  We have already had three dinner meetings with our pastors in three districts, which means we have enjoyed the company of about twenty-five percent of our pastors.  It is amazing how some casual conversation, laughter and fellowship can lift your spirits.

We have some of the most wonderful people serving our churches in Tennessee and I am privileged to serve them.

An early start to hurry up and wait!

Well, it's been another one of those days and it's still 10:30 a.m.  After a night of very little sleep and minor illness, I just decided to get up early and get some things done.  Ahead of schedule is what I was thinking, but avast my plans have gone awry already.

Once arriving at the office, I noticed that none of our equipment was working.  Printers wouldn't print, copiers wouldn't copy, server had a blue screen of death.........had a what?  Yes a blue screen of death.  For a couple of days the staff has been working hard around here to take care of normal responsibilities, but to also prepare for our PowerHOUSE Youth Conference at Camp Hickory Hills, and guess what they need?   Right, ALL OF THE ABOVE.

So, since early this morning, I have been troubleshooting equipment which means none of the advantage of an early start was realized, there is no help in sight and I feel a little stuck.  If not for police reports, SWAT teams, broken dreams and glass all over the fl…

Catching up

It has been some time since I've posted to this particular blog.  There are any number of reasons, but suffice it to say, the work continues to grow and need additional care.  This past week, my family and I left for our annual vacation.  This year found us in Disney World in Florida.  During the week, I had to leave the family to travel to a Leadership Summit in Akron, Ohio, a trip that took me four days. 

We drove to Orlando and arrived on Saturday, then I flew out on Sunday morning for the beginning of the conference on Monday.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday found me at Grace Church at the Bath Campus (really, the name of the little town is Bath) with me flying back to Orlando on Wednesday, and due to Delta Airlines missing their schedule, I was really late getting in Wednesday night.  The vacation resumed on Thursday, and we left Florida on Saturday, returning home on Sunday.  Needless to say, it really wasn't much of a vacation for me, but it was for my family and I am …