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Best Part of the Trip

Back in the saddle and tired!  Have you ever returned from “vacation” and were glad to be home so that you could rest?

That is the story of our family after the last two days of our trip to Washington.  My final board meeting of the trip was on Wednesday last week and then we took Thursday and Friday to visit family and see New York City for all of 10 hours.  We caught a Broadway show and walked in the rain in Times Square (yes – rain!  It really didn’t bother us much to be out in the rain since we haven’t seen any of it around here in so long).  We ate some amazing Italian food at Carmine’s in Times Square and visited one of the largest Apple stores I have ever seen on 5th Avenue.

We were exhausted when we were done but we had a great time.  Honestly, the best part of the whole trip was having time to make memories with my family!

My favorite people on a visit to China Town in Washington, DC.

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This week has been crazy.  I have been attending the National Association of Church Business Administration conference in Washington, DC.  We wrap up today with our Board meeting.  The workshops have been fantastic and the speakers have all been top-notch.  I will be heading back home with some new ideas and even better, recharged and ready to get back at it.

But one of the other blessings of this week has been that my family could be here with me.  I have been in meetings all day, but we have been able to spend time together in the evenings doing some sight-seeing and eating some great food.  The Fourth of July fireworks show is one of the memories I will take from this place.  We spent it together on the lawn of the Lincoln Memorial!

It is always good to get away and recharge – but it is that much better when I get to do it with my family.

Be blessed today!

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After a hot night at camp, I was looking forward to a change of climate.  I am now in Washington, DC, at the National Association of Church Business Administration national conference being held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center.  I had to arrive on Wednesday as part of my responsibility serving on the Board for the organization.  We had a wonderful dinner together with the staff and then it was off to bed for me.  Unfortunately, about mid-night, my stomach had other plans.  The next several hours are a blur but I can tell you it involved kneeling at a toilet followed by the use of mouthwash.  Now here it is Friday and I am beginning to feel better and am looking forward to conference

This conference is always a wonderful experience.  There are over 80 workshops from which to choose to attend dealing with all things pertinent to work and life in the church.  We will also have great keynote speakers who always inspire, challenge and motivate us.  I am excited to see what God will do over the next few days.

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