The next two weeks are shaping up to be very busy for me.
A week from today I start speaking at Oneida Baptist Institute's "Commitment Week." This is the boarding school in Kentucky where Michael Spencer (iMonk) is campus minister. I will be speaking six times on the theme "Love & Sacrifice." Preparing six messages for 3 1/2 days is a bit overwhelming, but I'm totally into it and pumped about it. The music will be led by Matthew Smith who is with Indelible Grace. Pretty cool, eh?
Our family of six is taking a rental van and road tripping it. We think we will try to stay the night in Lexington, KY Saturday night so we can spend some time hanging with friends on late Saturday afternoon and evening. (If you are in the area and want to connect, or buy us dinner, email me.) Then Sunday through Wednesday I will be speaking at OBI to a bunch of middle and high schoolers, as well as OBI teacher and employees, about Jesus. It's going to be a great trip. If this comes to mind, please pray for the students and for me as I prepare.
Oh, and by the way, I pulled an April Fool's joke on my wife yesterday. I created a new email addy, internetmonk (at) gmail.com, and sent her a message from "Michael Spencer" saying that our arrangements for housing at OBI have fallen through and that there is no place for our family to stay now, so she and the kids will probably have to stay home. She bought it. Sorry honey! I love you!