17 days ago I drove away from my home in Colorado and headed west. I was embarking on a new adventure. Beginning on August 15th I will be stepping out of retirement and back into the pulpit for three months. The destination was Spokane, but I decided to take the scenic route. So, along the way I have driven through seven different states, fed my soul while singing and dancing with friends old and new, hiked many miles through the remarkable landscape of two National Parks (Zion and Bryce Canyon), and connected with one of my beloved daughters and her family. And now, after lots of miles of driving, I find myself in Spokane, trying to ground myself in preparation for the adventure which is about to unfold. The past two and a half weeks have nourished and enlivened me in countless ways, I am filled with deep gratitude, and I look forward to what comes next. Stay tuned.