Mondays are usually my day off. For the past few months, I have had to say to myself “yeah, right.” But most of that is my own doing, and not the fault of anyone else.

Today I administered my mid-term exam to my evangelism class at Duke’s COS and then headed to the Blue Coffee Co. in downtown Durham to grade, blog, sermonize, and drink good coffee at the same time.

Little did I realize I would be in the unofficial Obama headquarters for the Durham area! Maybe it is just me, but I am inspired by so many young people with laptops, high ideals, and political energy that are engaged with national politics these days. It also makes for a nice break from other work I’m doing … I can always lean across the table and talk about the latest stuff that is happening when I want a diversion!