I've been to Vegas quite a few times, actually. Some good, some bad. But I have to admit: I'm a bit nervous about this trip. I've been struggling with materialism and wanting all the live long day. And while I know I can't bury my head in the sand to battle through these misguided desires, I feel like I am walking into the lion's den, so to speak (not that big MGM lion...he's pretty fabulous), in that this city is all about opulence, spending, shiny new fancy.
Thankfully, I'm not much of a gambler. My idea of gambling consists of $40 max (...for the week), low-bet Blackjack tables and/or video Poker (Holla, Biggie!), chatting with tablemates and enjoying a cocktail or two over the course of a few hours. High roller, right? Look out!
My heart is in a very different state since my last trip to Vegas, thank the Lord. But instead of living in fear (a crisis of faith, to be sure), I am going to enjoy this free trip that God has sent my way, enjoy some of the truly beautiful sights the city has to offer, bond with my co-workers in attendance, and lean on Him if/when I start to feel tempted to spend all my dollars and behave like a goober.
Cheers to a goober-free week, y'all!