Today I returned to Fort Worth, Texas for the second consecutive year. In fact, it’s my 3rd time to Texas in the past 4 years – I spoke at a youth conference back in the summer of 2011. Once again, I am here as a trainer for YouthLeader and I’m excited to work with the teens and youth ministry leaders in this wonderful community. I was blessed by my time here last year, and I’m looking forward to more of the same this time around.
The day started off well as I was able to secure emergency exit row seats on both legs of my flight. Thus, I was in row 2 of the small plane from Vancouver to Portland and I had all of row 16 to myself on the longer Portland to Dallas flight. At least I thought I had the whole row to myself. But after I woke up from the first of many quick naps, there was a woman sitting in my row. Reminded me of when I wake up after nodding off – I mean, after reflecting with my eyes closed – in the adoration chapel.