My life-long buddy Chris and I rolled into town early this morning and have been going non-stop ever since, although at the moment I can't seem to find him. A few highlights and observations from day one:
- At lunch we ordered what, without doubt, were the tartest, tangiest, most bitter glasses of Lime aide ever put to lips. Delicious.
- During the opening session Mark Oestriecher said what he always says: "relax, eat a good meal, make new friends, skip sessions...do what you want to do to make the weekend a great one for yourself". I've heard that for years, but this year it really sounded good. I think I'm more tired than I realize and will probably sleep, read and relax at least as much as I do "conference stuff".
- In that spirit, I snuck out with some buddies to see Body of Lies. Good flick.
- I'm posting from a little internet cafe smack dab in the middle of the meeting hall and worship is in full swing. Feels a little awkward to be online while 3,000 others are engaging in worship (although there are three other people online next to me) so I think it's time to sign off.