If you're wondering why I haven't posted anything over the last week, it is because I am currently in L.A. with some of my high schoolers on a mission trip through Center for Student Missions (www.CSM.org). It has been awesome to be here and to share my heart for the people of the city with my students. It has been so helpful in putting a human face to some of the issues we've become accustomed to discussing. It has been a helpful refreshment for me; a reminder of where Christ lives, sleeps, and eats. It has been helpful in putting things back into perspective. If you're interested in more detailed updates from the trip, check the news tab on www.youthfcc.com.