It is Monday (or it WAS Monday…since I wrote this yesterday and am finishing this post today) and I am back in the office. As you know from my last post my wife and I were out in Washington visiting my internship congregation. It was such a relaxing time…visiting with friends, hiking, shopping, eating AWESOME seafood, gazing at the beautiful scenery and spending time with my wife. It was just what the doctor ordered.
So now…as I sit here in my office…I am feeling refreshed (never mind feeling overwhelmed yesterday morning trying to catch up); ready to get back into the swing of things:
I am ready to get back to the craft of preaching.
I am ready to write some lesson plans.
I am ready to begin getting caught up with people here.
I am ready to begin planning the end of the program year.
I am ready to lead this congregation once again.
I am ready to breath the air of SW MN once again with a renewed sense of ministry.
I am ready…
I have talked with people who think vacations are not a priority; that they are a waste of time and money (especially in our struggling economy now days), but I do not regret spending the money I did these past two weeks. I do not regret it because I feel blessed and since that is the case I need to take care of myself and my wife. I need to be able to continue the ministry God has given me to do. And I am ready once again to take on the challenges that are ahead and for that I give thanks and praise to God.
So with that I must move forward…because…I am now ready.
Praise be to God!