This week I will be on my annual retreat in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve always loved being near the ocean. It provides a wonderful setting for rest, reflection, getting some exercise, and some good food. Last year I was surprised to learn that a waitress remembered me coming year after year. In fact, when I was leaving she said, “I’ll see you next year.” I will be sure to lift all of you in prayer. Also pray for me. I hope to solidify some of my dreams for my future retirement. May the Lord bless you in every way.