I went to Las Vegas over this last weekend to help my wife celebrate having completed her last class for her doctoral program. I told myself the last time I was there that I would not care if I never went back there again, this indeed held and still holds true. Overall, the place just makes me sad. Although some people are there for entertainment purposes only; just a little gambling here and there, sightseeing, restaurants, etc., there are others that are caught up in themselves - those that do not know, have never known God and others that are stuck in some type of oppression or have some type of stronghold built up, overwhelming them to sin with a barrage of temptation. This is not a judgment, just an observation. Being closer to God means that our eyes open a little wider every day and we start to notice more and more things that He detests and to stay away from those things and if we cannot witness to those people, pray that God can soften their heart so a relationship with Him can begin. Sorry if this just sounded like jumbled thoughts. I am just in awe day by day in how God is using His Spirit to work in me. My eyes are starting to be opened to things I never even gave a second thought to which is, in and of itself a blessing! God bless!