Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The White House

I just got back from the most incredible experience! I had the honor of being invited to a State Dinner at the White House! It was an absolutely surreal experience. I got a chance to meet and have my picture taken with the President and First Lady. They were so kind and gracious. I met Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Cheney. I sat next to the owner of the Cincinnati Reds. There were a number of neat people at my table. But probably the coolest part of the evening for me was something that happened about half way through dinner. I was having a conversation with one of the gentlemen sitting beside me and my work at the jail came up. He was just amazed at the fact that I was a jail chaplain, he told the lady sitting next to him and she announced it to the entire table. Everyone ended up so excited and amazed by my work as a chaplain. It dominated most of the rest of the evening conversation. As the dinner ended my table-mates each came up to me and congratulated me on my work and told me how proud they were of me...and I had just met them. It was truly a God experience, only He could have set something up like that. The owner of the Reds made a point to give me his card and tell me to call him, "we might have some things to do together" were his exact words! I'm still in shock that I was able to experience something so incredible! WOW...God is a trip :-)