So… I just came back from the first night in a two-day conference being put on at my Church.  As one of our pastors put it, it’s really just a conference being put on by “a bunch of friends” – mainly three young Church and lay leaders (one of whom I went to high school with, one of whom was born to my mother’s sister [aka he’s my cousin], and one of whom I know through Campus for Christ).

One takeaway for me from tonight’s 2 hour intro session could be summed up like this:

Remember when…?  When you used to have that hope of fruitfulness in ministry?  When you used to believe that security in faith was just around the corner?