Childless in Orlando

Emily and I are in Orlando, Florida, for a conference. Jesus
forgot one beatitude: “Blessed are
grandparents who watch little children while their parents are away, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.”

It’s not that we don’t love our kids and miss
being with them. It’s that we love being with each other a lot as well. All
parents need some regular time to simply be with each other. Yesterday, we flew
in, picked up the car, checked in, ate and slept. Last night, we went to
Citywalk and ate at the Hard Rock Café and then came back and watched a movie
in the room. We are getting old. Eating and sleeping. Eating and sleeping, with
good conversation while awake. Simple, but wonderful.

Today, things pick up
pace wise, as the conference begins. I’ll post the “big idea” of the day from Orlando. In the mean
time, we’re about 6 Sundays away (Lord willing) from being able to worship in
the auditorium again. Much of the work on the outside of the HOCC facility is
set to begin soon. Exciting times!

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Having been in construction, take that 6 Sundays, double it, then add half and you will be getting pretty close to your move-in date. One of my favorite movies is “The Money Pit”, where Tom Hanks and Shelley Long keep getting told “2 weeks” as the completion date for the remodeling of their house. That was hilarious and sadly true.
    I cherish my children, but time spent alone with my wife is way cool. Eating, sleeping, watching movies, and anything else that we might think of to do (hehehe) is way more relaxing than having to do all of those things with, in my case, 4 kids in the mix. I agree, it’s nice to have a break every once in a while.
    Hope the conference goes well!