This may or may not be my last post before I get home on Monday night. And then it may take me a day or two to get back in the blogging swing. So this is my conceivable hobo-blogger notice.
Updating the last 24+ hours:
Spiritual Direction = Exactly what I needed. I am now an advocate for every person in ministry to do it. That’s all I feel comfortable saying now. If you want to hear more call or email.
More good time, sitting relaxing. It’s good not to feel bad about missing sessions or other things. Sitting on a couch in the Sheraton lobby with my computer is refreshing for me.
Late night theology discussion = Good but too many people for actual open discussion. Glad I had time with Tony earlier in the day.
Uber Late Night Time with Friends = Exhausted + Hungry + borderline mental + Denny’s + more conversation + lack of sleep + too much to process = One of the best times of the week. Even though I got to bed after 2:30am
Sleeping in a little late and skipping morning seminars = worth it.
Meeting Lilly and Denise this morning after seminars = always a good time with these two. Denise and Lilly are good friends so I get the second hand pleasure of getting to hang out with Denise.
General Session = pretty good, really enjoyed the time they took to acknowledge the youth work that continues despite the situation in the South. Ted was good and always good to hear the DCB.
Bloggers Lunch – Not exactly what I expected…but still good, since being with people is always good. See also here (the pic is of KC’s youngest son).
Sue Thomas = What a lady. Just wanted to give her a HUGE hug.
Dinner = Went back to the Hawaiian place with Kelsey, Lilly, Denise and her son Nick (14). Great time. Good talking. Good food. Perfect end to the day.
Driving home and being home by 9pm = !!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!! So AMAZING. So GOOD.
Well that’s the really, really quick version of the day. And tomorrow is busy as well. I’ve got time scheduled in the Labyrinth and then saying goodbye to people and finishing up the conference. Really looking forward to Marko’s talk. (If you read this, thank you for blessing us in everything you do, truly you are a good friend and an reflection of God)
I have so much to blog about, so stay tuned over the next few weeks and months, as I process all this out with thought and care.
It’s been a blessing to be able to share this experience with all of you.