Ready or Not, Staff Conference is Coming

Somewhere in the mid-seventies, Bill and I attended our first staff conference. It was a big deal. We lived in Illinois, the conference at Glen Eyrie. I assume we drove (I can’t imagine having money for plane tickets back then). I was young and a new mom. I remember where she and I were standing in the Castle. I remember the conversation as if it … Continue reading Ready or Not, Staff Conference is Coming

Life as a Mommy Missionary…When There is a Conference

In our first years of marriage and on staff, Dave and I experienced regular conflict during conferences.  We would go, go, go all day all week and rarely connect or pace ourselves.  As we entered parenthood, new challenges arose—Do I go?  Do we bring kids?  And if our whole family is there, who is “on” as the parent?  We’d begin conferences tired, after packing and … Continue reading Life as a Mommy Missionary…When There is a Conference