If you've ever been to Disneyland or Magic Kingdom there is a good possibility you're familiar with the term "E Ticket Ride." If you haven't and you're wondering if I am referring to some new form of ticketless air travel let me give you Wikipedia's definition:
The phrase E Ticket (or E ticket ride) refers to an unusually interesting, thrilling or expensive experience. It derives from the admission system used at Disneyland theme parks before 1982, in which the E ticket admitted the bearer to the newest, most advanced, and/or most popular rides and attractions.
And in a whole lot less words "fun with a capital F!"
Unusually interesting and thrilling - that's the adventure I am preparing to embark on over the next two weeks. Of course it's a great deal different than Disneyland, but the first part of the adventure does begin in California. I leave Tuesday for my eleventh mission to serve with Joni and Friends at a Wounded Warrior Getaway (soldiers don't retreat). There is fun planned around every corner: rock climbing and a rock band, hot air balloon rides, spa time for the women, and a carnival with a special appearance from Care EE the clown. When I return, I'll head down to San Antonio for a reunion of all the soldiers and their families that have attended over the past four years. It is sure to be a great blessing for all!
When questioned by the media, celebrities and championship winning athletes are paid for their endorsements and to say, "I'm going to Disneyland." But no paycheck or promise was given to a Master Sergeant as he expressed his thanks for being able to attend the Wounded Warrior event. It was with sincerity of heart and experiencing the love and peace of our Savior that lead him to say, "This is better than Disneyland!"
E Ticket holder with a smile,
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