Yesterday I came home from Annual Conference, but conference strangely feels like coming home. Yes, I struggle with how to go about gatherings and creatively approach issues. I wish it were a little longer because of worship and the relationships that give me life. I struggle with how we approach numbers, because I believe fruit comes not from working harder or being anxious about it but from abiding in the true vine as Christ’s branches. But generally I came home inspired for another year of ministry. I love Annual Conference!