This weekend Lois and I have had all or part of five days together. That is something I am not sure we have done in twenty-five years. We enjoyed our annual Directors Meeting and Valentine Banquet at IBLP Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. It was a treat, complete with valet parking, live classical music, a five-course meal, candles, flowers, gifts in our room, and lots of great fellowship with others who serve in our ministry.
All the way from Flint to Oak Brook Lois read the biography of Oswald Chambers, “Abandoned to God.” Every few minutes she would share a passage with me.
On Sunday morning we drove south about an hour to the little village of Momence, Illinois where I preached at Calvary Baptist Church. It was delightful to minister to a local church. I am always thrilled when a pastor trusts me to preach to his people.
We met a bunch of Stonebridge Readers this weekend and even had brownies and coffee in the home of the Timus and Donna Rees family. They are on staff at Headquarters and help crank out some of the finest printed resources in the evangelical world.
This evening I will speak at a Valentine Banquet here in Oak Brook. Thursday I will speak to couples at Byron Baptist Church and then we will spend next weekend in ministry at Camp Barakel up north.