The theme for our conference is Awake! Be Astounded. It is just the first day and we are already astounded.Each morning most of us are awakened, summoned out of a place of sweet slumber by the annoying sound of the alarm clock. How I hate that sound. In fact, many times, once I have set the alarm clock, I kind of set an inward clock and I wake up before that shrill, awful sound of the alarm clock. It is so jarring. But, as we know, an alarm is a signal. It is a loud noise, a sound, that warns or alerts us it is time. It is a device that signals it is time to wake up.