Got my vote registered at 7:30 this morning. Then on to Abilene Regional to visit a Highland member, only to learn that he had died early this morning. The volunteer at the front desk pulled up his name and turned pale. I knew he was afraid I was a family member who had no idea. I hadn't considered how difficult those volunteer positions might be at times. Ever since Megan's death, hospital visiting has without a doubt been one of my least favorite parts of ministry. Fortunately, at Highland there is the expectation that when someone is in the hospital it is primarily their shepherd and small group who will provide the care. Tonight will be a big night. It's, of course, draft night for Abilene Youth Basketball Association.