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!