I realize that I have been derelict in my blogging duties, but I haven’t had the time to squeak out even the most meager of posts. So, allow me to explain.

Friday and much of Saturday, I was in the woods on the HOCC Elder/Staff retreat. It was really a wonderful time. We spent most of the time in praise, prayer, and discussion of principles from the Arbinger Institute’s fabulous book, Leadership and Self-Deception. One of the best insights from the book is that it is easy for leaders to self-justify their beliefs and actions by exagerrating the faults/beliefs/actions of others, while inflating their own. When this happens, it becomes extremely difficult for organizations/churches to move forward. Can I get an Amen?

Saturday evening, we relaxed a bit at the house, and on Sunday, it was my birthday. Here’s the condensed version… I preached, and then came home, at some spicy sausage and macaroni and cheese from one of my favorite BBQ joints, watched some football, took a nap, then went out to a wonderful birthday dinner and movie with Emily. Then, I came home and watched last week’s episode of The Office on PVR, and passed out.

It all happened so fast… I wish I could rerun it. Oh well…only 364 more days…