I’m sitting in Panera Bread this morning eating breakfast and catching up on emails & blogs before The WhiteBoard Sessions start. Looking around it’s like an Apple Mac commercial. At one time this morning I counted 8 macbooks on the tables around me. I’m operating on only a few hours of sleep, but I’m glad I’m here. Jenni and I decided to not leave until late last night. Our kids have been attending our old church for Awana on Wednesday nights with Jenni’s mom & dad and they had a special awards night last night.
We try hard to not sacrifice our kids on the alter of ministry. So we made the decision to stay for their program and I’m glad we did. Both of our kids got “Clubber of the Year” for their age groups so it special to be there to see them both grinning from ear to ear. We left Galax at about 8:30pm last night and arrived in Reston about 2:30am. I was seriously impressed by the hotel we stayed at. It was an old Holiday Inn that we booked through Hotwire, but it was clean, nice, and quiet. We slept until 5:30 and then drove over to the conference site since Jenni had to arrive early to help with check-in and registration. I can hear the band warming up and everyone is getting ready to learn from incredible communicators and pastors.