I really liked a blog post by Josh Griffin that I read this morning. It was about how we have a lot of goodbye’s to say each year in youth ministry. But what I liked even more as I read was the focus on saying hello as well. I tend to dwell on the goodbye’s every year in May. In fact, I think about all of the people that we’ll transition out of our ministry all summer long. It can be a sad deal (or in a few cases a cause for celebration). Regardless, it’s refreshing to focus on the hello’s that happen simultaneously. I appreciate the positivity and am going to try to think about the many hello’s today as I prepare for our Wednesday night service. It’s going to be a great year.