We have been very busy around here. Our church secretary resigned early in May, and I've been working on getting a new one. Plus, I went away for a week to the "Festival of Homiletics" in Nashville. That was fun. Did I blog about seeing Little Richard? If not, I apologize--it was a truly life changing moment!
You'd think that life in the summer would be easier for a pastor--but it's not. In fact, I may be busier now than I was when I first moved to Niles--that seems like so long ago that it feels like I've been here a year already when it's only been three months. I still have meetings, visits, and office work to do, but now I also have to help get ready for Vacation Bible School, have Youth Annual Conference, and Annual Conference to attend. Don't get me wrong, I love all those parts of my job--in fact, the summer activities are some of my favorite of the whole year, but it can get a little hectic.
I am reminded of a wall-hanging I saw in an Amish country store a long time ago that had this old chestnut of wisdom: "The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get." Sometimes, we all need to remember to not get so hurried and to take it all in stride.
Taking it in stride (when I can),