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I spent Saturday speaking at a Kingdom-engaging event. Allow me to explain.

I spent Saturday speaking at a Kingdom-engaging event. Allow me to explain.

"Saturday," of course, needs no explanation. "Speaking" requires only slightly more. A children's ministry team in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts an event each February. These folks know that I'll enthusiastically leave the cold, arctic-like Michigan winter weather to deliver a session or two.

In fact, as I write this column from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, I sit at a table facing a Starbucks and the sun shining through floor-to-ceiling windows. Oh, how I'd love to open one of the secured exit doors, feel the warm rays on my face, and breathe in the delicious seventy-five degree air. Not worth the prison sentence for breaching airport security, though.

Back to the explanation.

Quite a claim; a "Kingdom-engaging event." Here's why I chose those words. Years ago, Saturday's conference began as a children's ministry volunteer gathering. Kathy, the host church's children's pastor, decided to invite other children's ministries—and ...

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