My bride Donna and I took advantage of one of the last few Fridays that she gets off work early to go to Wrightsville Beach. I was shocked that we found a parking spot in the lot just across the waterway bridge and only had to pay $3.00. That was definitely a God thing. I sat on the beach wondering, why in the world do we not do this more often. I leave within 15 minutes or so of three beaches and this is the first time I've been? The answer is because I let other things take precedence over decompressing and spending time with one of the most precious gifts I have been given, meaning Donna.
Tomorrow will be filled with preparation and packing for our Senior High and College Retreat to Mountain Lake Ranch in Dandridge, TN. Leaving family is always tough but I know its for the purpose of God speaking to our group and myself in a special way. I always pray that God would look over my family, church, and friends while I am away. He can take care of them far better than I ever could. Hopefully, I'll be able to give you guys an update on the trip while I'm gone, but if not, I'm sure you will hear all about it when I get back. Take the time to do something with a family member today, even if it's brief. You may need it worse than they do.