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Heading to the Desiring God Conference - Worship Matters
I’m heading out from vacation today with my daughter, Chelsea, to speak at the Desiring God National Conference, The Power of Words and the Wonder of God. I’ll be addressing the topic of “Why Does God Want Us to Sing?” It’s a real privilege to speak at this conference along with Sinclair Ferguson, Paul Tripp, Mark Driscoll, Dan Taylor, and John Piper, although I don’t think I’ll agree to speak at the end of a vacation again. It can be just a little distracting. The first week was mostly sunny and warm, but God saw fit in the second week to give us numerous days of 40mph winds and then some rain to go with it. Not sure you can see it clearly in the picture, but at some points there was only about 15 feet of actual beach. ..On another note, I was given an extraordinary gift today. At 4:08 this morning, Devon and Kristine, my son and daughter-in-law, gave birth to a boy, Korey Andrew. Actually, only Kristine gave birth. But I’m sure Devon played a vital role of encouragement. Although the timing was unfortunate (they ended up staying missing vacation entirely this year), I’m reminded once again that “children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Ps. 127:3). Can’t wait to see my new grandson in person. . . . .And if you happen to be coming to the conference, please come up and say hi. In any case, I’d appreciate you prayers that everyone at the conference would be better equipped to use our words for the glory of the Savior and the advancing of the gospel.