I guess I wasn’t kidding when I said I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to post last week. Turns out that internet access in the Outer Banks (OBX) is next to impossible. I could have paid for a weeks worth of internet, but truth be told, it was kinda nice to be unplugged from the Matrix for a week. I once heard it said that the best part of getting away is coming home again. I couldn’t agree more.

The final statement on my last post was that I would be “tanned, rested and ready”. It should have read “burned, exhausted and unprepared!” I was able to avoid getting sunburned, but man I’m tired. I need another week off to get some rest. I have a ton of new material from a weeks worth of observing God’s beauty and work through nature (including a Tropical Storm Warning). I also have some new great insights from the book I am currently reading that I cannot wait to share. That is all to come in the next few weeks.

Bon Jovi sings “You can take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home”. As great as being away was, I have to admit that I found great satisfaction in walking in the doors of our home last night. Although getting to church this morning was a task, I cannot express the joy of being back with our community of believers. To hear the choir sing this morning gave me chills. The smiling faces, warm welcomes and greetings made the 14 hour marathon drive yesterday worth every mile. It was great to get away, but it’s even better to be home.