Carey and I returned home (on the long flight) Wednesday evening from Seattle to Nashville. We arrived to icy roads and single digit temperatures! It was climate shock coming from the sunny and 60-degree weather that we enjoyed in one of our favorite cities. On Tuesday we experienced one of the clearest days I have ever seen in Seattle, with Mt. Rainier in full view along with the other magnificent sights. Even warmer was our time with the people at Mountain Creek Christian Fellowship for the spiritual renewal services Sunday through Tuesday. I have lost count, but believe this was my 11th or 12th visit to MCCF, a congregation that meets in the heart of Issaquah, an eastern suburb of Seattle. They are some of the warmest and most loving people I have ever met, and this is the sense that one receives upon entering. These dear people have embraced us and been so gracious to us across the 20+ years that I have known many of them.