I am sitting in the Grand Junction, Colorado airport on my way home. I will go to Salt Lake and Minneapolis before I reach Pittsburgh, which means I will have touched down in eight cities on this trip -- Atlanta, Bentonville, Houston, Phoenix, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and then finally Pittsburgh. One thing I have always said is that if you have seen one airport, you have pretty much seen them all.
I had a great visit to First Assembly in Grand Junction. Pastors Ted and Tami are doing a super job and the people are warm, friendly and open to the purpose message. I spoke twice in the church's Stir conference and then met with 24 people one-on-one over a three day period. With most of them, I used my battery of three profiles to help them understand who they are and how that relates to their purpose. I try to give people new ideas of how they can move forward to be even more purposeful and productive. One man said that quality questions lead to a quality life. I try to give people better questions to ask about who they are and what they should be doing.
I have a busy weekend in Pittsburgh and then will go back to the Washington City Mission two days next week to do what I did here in Grand Junction. Then I will spend three days working at Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh where I have taken more responsibilities lately. More on that in a future post.
I was so busy on Tuesday that I didn't watch any of the inauguration. I pray for the success of our new Commander-in-Chief. it is unfortunate that the Chief Justice messed up the oath of office.
I should be back in a better rhythm and schedule next week to write more. I have to finish up the series on We Need to Change the Way We Do Church and have a lot more things to share. Until then, take care and have a great weekend.