We're out of town this weekend, so I'll keep this short.
We have come to the fair city of St. Louis because Josh was asked to preach at our former church. It is the church we attended for three years while in seminary. It's where all four of our children were dedicated, where Josh interned, where we made friends, did ministry and were ministered to.
Today, we were greeted by many old friends. Several we have kept in touch with through Christmas cards, emails and even visits. It was such a blessing to be back at our old stomping grounds and for Josh to preach a powerful sermon to people we love and care about.
We've also had the opportunity to hit a few of our favorite restaurants for meals. Last night we went to a great little place called Fitz's. It's right in the college area of town and has it's own soda brewery. They make excellent root beer and have great hamburgers too. Today, we headed to another favorite - Stir Crazy. It's a stir fry restaurant and we have always loved eating there. Of course, the best part of our meals was the fellowship with good friends.
Last week a study came out saying that St. Louis has the highest crime rate in the U.S. Don't be fooled into missing this gem of a city though! St. Louis also has lots of free family activities, many beautiful parks and lots of culture. It's definitely worth the trip.