Thanks to Randal Myers and the elders at the Highlands Church of Christ in Lakeland, Florida for letting me come and ramble to them for 40 minutes last night about the kingdom of God in Mark 4. I seem to have some kind of inverse curse from the days of Elijah – both Wednesday nights I have gone to a congregation to speak this summer I have had to drive through torrential rains to get there. Last night was no exception. I did get to meet a lot of really nice people and even met a fellow disc golfer. It looks like good things are happening at Highlands with people being baptized and placing membership, a new building being dedicated and a real straight shooter they have in Randal. Randal, if you are reading this, thanks for everything and I hope to get to know you better in the coming years.