One of the elders introduced me to a miracle drug for public speakers who have lost their voice. It's called Throat Coat Tea. Brew a bit of it up. Sip it hot. It coats your throat and gives you enough temporary relief to make it through your talk. One minor detail, though - it tastes like rancid tree bark. But it works! I might be using it again this Sunday.
Exactly 1 year ago Jamie and I made our first trip to Dixon, CA to check out Living Hope Church. It was a wonderful trip, but I pretty much completely lost my voice and needed to preach on Sunday morning. I'm reminded of this because I have now officially lost my voice again one year later.