Bob and I go way back. When I was about 15 he came to our house with Mr. Detwiler and my proud mother announced to Mr.Kauflin, “our daughter Laurie plays the piano…Laurie, play a little something for Mr. Kauflin” I tried to communicate telepathically to her which I assumed would be no problem since she freakishly knows what I’m thinking all of the time. My thoughts were, “Mom, this is Bob Kauflin, you know, of GLAD…the group you hear on the radio!!!” I think I tried for a few minutes to get out of it, but there is no use going up against a doting mother who had no idea what my real skill level was. So, I played fur elise for Bob Kauflin. He was very gracious, I’m sure – but I’ve blocked most of this experience out due to the humiliation of it all.
So, I’m going to see Mr. Kauflin again…this time to hear him, thank goodness! I am looking forward to good teaching and good fellowship. Don’t know if I’ll blog at all while I’m there, but if you’re interested in following along Tim Challies is live blogging the conference. If you’ve never read a live blog, you are in for quite an experience. He is amazing at it.