I'm not certain, but I think last night was a turning point for me and for a few others. We've just begun the most intentional attempt yet at starting small groups in our church. The initial group has only met three times. And last night we got real. We prayed for one another, we shared our struggles and we began to become a true small group, as opposed to a group learning what it means to begin a small group ministry. Thank God.

I have spent too much time in the desert in the last year or so. Too much time. I've found a couple of oases here and there, true. But I'm ready and praying for God to bring me out to the Promised Land, flowing with milk and honey. Others in the group are as well.

Call this post mile marker 01 on the road out of the desert. Amen.