Almost a year ago I thought, “why not?” and submitted an application to study at the Lutheran World Federation in Wittenberg. In September I received the invitation to a seminar for March 2017. Then, it seemed so far away…and with the inevitable passage of time, today is travel day. I’m excited for two weeks of study, followed by a week’s vacation and my first road race outside of California. I think I will also follow my coach’s advice and not watch any news of the travesty that is our national government.
Today I’m personally thankful for: the ability to travel; all those who are filling in for me at Our Redeemer while I’m gone; and all those who are diligently working to preserve our democracy.