So I finally arrived in NY. It was a long day yesterday, being in airports from 12noon until around 11:30 pm…but I made it without any real problems. Today, I woke up and was out the door by 8:15am, and I went down to ground zero for the 5th anniversary of 9/11. It was really somber there in some areas, and downright angry in others, very patriotic in yet other areas. I took some pictures, so I’ll add those soon. We even went to the church that is accross the street, and saw Robin Robbins, and then Diane Sawyer walked out, and before Emily would admit that I was right about who she was, she bumped into me, and the security guard was like “there goes Diana!” (I was right!) Anyway, i’m not unpacked, but soon…..very soon I hope I will be. All summer I’ve been in a transition phase it seems, and I am ready to be out of that. I want to stay somewhere longer than 2 months…and I really don’t want to live out of a suitcase for more than 2 weeks! Tomorow is our first staff meeting, and I have the responsibility to hold devotions….I’m thinking I’ll use some of what I heard preached yesterday at Calvary Baptist in Roseville. The message was “Looking Back, Moving Forward. Where are we going?” It was about the model the church should have, what God is calling the church to do now, and the personal response we should have as people making up the church. It was great. I’ll let you know how it turns out tomorrow.