Writing has been sparse for the past couple of weeks. Quite a few events kept me busy as I prepared to be away on vacation last week. Snow Hill honored Patty and me with an anniversary gift celebrating our 15 years serving with the great people at Snow Hill Baptist Church. We spent a week visiting a few places in Alaska and Canada. After a couple of days at an event hosted by my friend Derrick called The Preaching Experience with special guest Michael Card,Â I hope to return to some writing. I finished reading Jane Goodall’s Reason for Hope and am well into Ron Sider’s, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.