Dave is speaking at our church tomorrow.  I think it’s been about 6 weeks since I’ve been there myself.  A few Sundays were spent taking Dave to and from the Airport for his Peru trip and then the sickness hit us for about 3 weekends in a row.  First it was the croup and then the stomach virus.  But tomorrow we are all going to be there and hopefully germ free.  Dave is talking on hope and the presence of Christ and how it brings hope in the midst of despair.  I always ask him what his 3am is ((his main point)) tonight he is saying it is…. Hope is the combination of what you can see and what you can sense.  I’m looking forward to it.   Our family has been journeying through a lot of conversations this past month regarding hope.  It’s easy to have hope when you have security and blessing.  It’s not as easy to have it when you don’t have those things or opportunity.