Growing up in a small Indiana town, I watched my dad, a pastor, preach for many years. Even as a child, I was mesmerized by his speaking ability. I would listen intently to the inflection in his voice as he effortlessly expounded the principles of Gods Word, moving the audience with conviction. There was something about his influence and ability to communicate that I admired. I dreamt that one day I would be able to move people in the same way.
But I lived in a small town. I had