First Fridays in the Crossroads was wonderful last night. First Fridays happens at the Crossroads Art District on the first Friday night of the month (I think they need to rename it Every Friday followed by - a few years later - Every Night). We hadn't been able to go since last October, the same night John Kerry did his big campaign rally at Union Station. It seemed like there were 10.000 people wandering around the Crossroads that night, what a party. Last night the crowds were back, Spring is here and people were happy. We saw a lot of people we knew from Jacob's Well, from YouthFront, friends and acquaintances. I love Kansas City. I love that the downtown area is coming back to life. There was so much synergy and creativity in the environment. A special treat for us was to see an exhibition by Julia Parris, who was one of our youth ministry kids. Julia and Able live in Rhode Island now. Our other treat was to find a new shop that creates beautiful works of art in the form of chocolate and truffles. Several people have raved over these luscious creations and by the length of the line to make a purchase we knew something was up, so we bought a dozen truffles. They are almost to pretty to eat. Because we both gave up sugar during Lent, they are stored in a secure location until tomorrow when we will enjoy these little delights on Sunday as we celebrate resurrection.