First full day of the convention for me (as a volunteer).
Today was a good day. Store is set up and ready to go. I got to hang out with some old friends and a few new ones. Since we (the store volunteers) are so good, we got done early today – so we got to check out a early bird seminar. I sat in on the Real World Parents seminar, taught by Mark Matlock. I got to sit next to and talk with Patti Gibbons. Nice to actually meet her in person.
Then I got to hang out with some old college buddies (Bill being one of those guys) – a great “get away” for me. We went to LaRosa’s (I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Cincy) and got some ice cream at Graeter’s. I think it is good to get together and talk and laugh. Especially for me right now.
A rather good start to the convention and it has not officially started yet 🙂
On another note:
I am a big book reader, so I intentionally left all of my books (except my Bible) at home. I want to use my free time to either read my Bible, pray, talk with other youth workers or interact with someone.
I believe this weekend is going to be one of the best ones in a long time and that has nothing to do with what is going on with YS, but on the fact that God is bigger than anything that is going on with YS, you, the economy or your congregation. Come expecting God to be God and you won’t be let down.