In a few hours I will be on a plane heading to Hartford, Connecticut. I've never been to Connecticut. I've only been to the northeast once. However, this isn't a trip to scout out the surroundings. Over the next 3 days, I will speak 5 times.
I checked the weather this morning and it is 36 degrees in Connecticut. There must be a mistake. I thought it only gets that cold in Antarctica. Dude, I'm going to freeze to death!
I've been excited about this youth rally for a few months now. My buddy Sam Garner has worked really hard in putting this together and he has been very intentional about the entire weekend. He is a great thinker, and we both share the desire to call these teens to an alternative way of life. We want to point them to the in-breaking of the Kingdom.
Speaking to adults has become the norm for me, so when I speak to teens, I really have to prepare well. I have to try to backup 10-15 years in my own life in order to ask theologian questions.
I'm stoked about lunch tomorrow. I am meeting up with two of my ACU buds--Sam and Colt McCook. They are both ministers in the northeast.
I will return late Sunday. Kayci and Truitt fly in on Tuesday. Note to self (and to all you young ministers out there with a fam)--NEVER PLAN SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON BACK-TO-BACK WEEKENDS. NEVER AGREE TO BE AWAY FROM WIFE AND KIDS FOR 11 DAYS!!!