I’m finishing up a great week at our annual General Convention. I flew into Greensboro Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. and was able to get with my wonderful mother and great father Wednesday evening. Went to P.F. Changs and had an enjoyable evening.
Thursday was a day of business for our ministerial organization. The day wasn’t that eventful, other than the fact that I was able to have lunch with one of my closest friends, Pastor David Elms of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We ate at this place called, “Smokey Bones”. The food was half-way decent, but the little desert was superb. David being raised in Charlotte had eaten at “Smokey Bones” a few times and knew to ask for the donuts. Now ladies and gentlemen this was phenomenal! They brought these six donuts out in a bag that had powder sugar in it. David took the bag and began to shake it (basically, like a raffle) and chi-ching, you reach in and pull out this most wonderful pastry and then dipped it into this strawberry jam situation. O.K. that’s enough, because I’m starting to want some more – just suffice it to say, “It some more good!
Thursday evenings message by our General Superintendent was awesome. It was entitled, “Storming the Gates” and basically gave us the direction in which we are going as a movement. Friday was another wonderful day that started out with some more business, but was somewhat different, because at the end of this session there were four ministers that spoke for twenty minutes each on the necessity of Biblical doctrine in our churches. This session fired me up and was probably one of the most needful sessions that I’ve been privileged to attend during a conference. The Home Missions service last night was incredible and extremely affective in getting the challenge out to reach our communities.
Today I’m traveling home to my wonderful family! Am I excited? You bet I am!
May “Ridiculous” Favor rest upon all of you!