Thursday, July 7, 2011
My First Higher Things Conference
By this time next week I will already be well into my first Higher Things conference - Coram Deo. Although a general invitation was offered to participate possibly as a sectional leader, I elected to pass this time around. I am hoping to do something I seldom do: sit, listen, enjoy, reflect, relax. It's also a goal to gather information and impressions to take back to the other youth of my congregation and maybe even a neighboring parish or two. Perhaps next year we will have to commandeer a large van to transport our group. It's a hope. My group this time around consists of my son David.....and me. Big group! He will be a senior next year and given that my daughter was able to experience one of the conferences in 2006 ("The Feast") at about the same age, it seemed time again. I am truly looking forward to the experience and connecting again with fellow Lutherans. Perhaps one of the readers who drops by this blog will be there and I can put a face and name with the predominantly anonymous readership known only by the numbers collected at Sitemeter. If you recognize me, please say hello. BTW, I am going to the conference at Illinois State University.