I am half-way through a trip that I have dreaded for a long time. Now, I have NOT dreaded WHAT I am doing. I am doing what I love the most on this trip - leading worship. But I have been dreading the actual travel schedule. I left Nashville Thursday morning at 7:30 and got to California at 1pm. I sang at MusiCalifornia last night (a concert and a premiere of a music project I arranged), and got on a plane right after the concert ended. So I was in California for a total of 8 hours. I flew back across the country through the night, and am now on a layover in Atlanta (it's 6am on Friday right now). I am headed to Columbia, SC for a Living Proof Live event. I cannot wait for Living Proof tonight!!!
We had a great time at MusiCalifornia last night. I got to worship with a bunch of worship pastors, their wives and husbands and staff. We had a sweet time. There are few things I love more in music ministry than the privilege of serving those who are servants. Music ministers are frontline warriors, I tell you. And when they come to these conferences, I want them to receive every bit of encouragement and refreshment possible, because it is so rare that they are able to get away.
Attending the conference was one of my best friends in the world - Benji Cowart. Benji is the worship pastor at The Chapel in Buffalo, NY. Benji and his wife Jenna, Angela and I used to sing and lead together all the time before they left Nashville for ministry purposes. It was great to hang with him. Thanks for ironing my shirt, Benji!
Pray for us in Columbia, SC tonight. Jesus, come and be huge!