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We continued to have great moments of inspiration and re-creation while in San Diego. I am grateful to Legacy Church for the opportunity to get away with Kim, Kenyon, and Libby. You will sense a freshness in me as we reconnect after four days apart.
Here you see me next to the Rolls Royce, which was our rent car for the week. It was a bit of a stretch to fit it into the budget, but we thought the value was worth it. NOT! Hey, it was sitting in the parking lot, and I thought it would be a good pic. Nice, huh?

We got away on Thursday afternoon to see the Hotel del Coronado . Here are Kim and Libby down by the shore. It was cool and breezy, but wonderful!
After the beach, we headed to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. We strolled through a hacienda on the site, and then had dinner at a local Mexican cafe...very good.
Eugene Peterson's presentation on Friday morning was the highlight of the trip for me. He answered the question, "What is a pastor good for?" He reminded us …

A Break in CA

For the first time in years, I am taking time away to "sit and soak" at a conference. Kim and I are with Kenyon and Libby Draughon at The National Pastors Convention in San Diego. We arrived Wednesday afternoon and will return home Saturday.

The lineup is great! Yesterday, we heard Brain McClaren (be a friend to yourself), Eugene Peterson (spiritual formation; I'm reading Eat This Book) and John Eldredge (Epic, which we will use in our next series), who were sandwiched between The Skit Guys (Eddie was connected to Legacy for a while; Kim and I had a great reunion with him), and other people who entertained and led in worship. Ken Medema does his "summary song" each session, and we continued to be amazed at the gift God has given him.

Today, Ruth Haley Barton (solitude and its role in leadership) and Todd Agnew (who also was part of Legacy for a season. He brought authentic worship to our student ministry when Stacey Whitt and Greg Pinkner were here) brought us c…