Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jasper Speaks:

I am leaving tomorrow for the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville. This has kind of sneaked up on me. I must admit that I am a bit leary of going. The last time that I left town I had a lot of cleaning up to do when I got back. Drama. It is so much of what Student Ministry can be from time to time.

I am looking forward to seeing several people. My friend Scott who I haven't seen in almost twenty years is supposed to meet us for lunch while we are there. I will see my friend Brian who lives in Nashville at the convention. Allison, one of our college kids, is taking care of Jackson some while we are there. On our way home we are planning on lunch with my cousin Tom and his wife. So, it will be great to be at the convention and even nicer to reconnect with so many people.

When the convention is over I am taking time off to get in a bit more of vacation in for the year before it ends. It will be nice. I will spend time with the family. Thanksgiving may be stressful with my family this year. Christmas will be packed with drama! So fun!

I think the convention will be good. It should be a nice time to get away and learn and network. So here we go!