One of those days

Yesterday I had one of those days. For some reason my mind was not focused; running in different directions. I felt like a little kid with an attention span of a…

[look, squirrel]

…you get my point right?

I did feel focused during the sermon [praise be to God] but everything else was just plain flat.

[look, another squirrel]

Yup, that was pretty much it.

When we, mercifully, got to the benediction my mind wandered again. I walked out from behind the altar, raised my hands to give the benediction I have been giving for over 14 years. I opened my mouth…and nothing. I proceeded to fumble for words for a moment and eventually spit out something that resembled a benediction; trying my best to make it sound that I changed it up on purpose. I think I failed on that as well. Thankfully, no one said anything, but now, if they are reading this, my secret is out.

This morning did not go much better. I dropped my kids off at their “Animal Camp” hosted by their preschool. On my way to work I was talking to my wife, saying “Miss Kristen and the lady who drives the big truck, are leading this week“. My wife laughed at me because I could not remember the name of the other teacher.

[Brenda is her name. I eventually did remember that.]

The only saving grace this morning is that my 9:30 appointment with some perspective new members called to reschedule due to illness. I hate to say this but that is probably a good thing. I probably would have sent them running to another church.

God, I need a brain reboot this morning.

[LOOK, SQUIRREL!]

Yup, definitely a reboot.

The Pastor -|—

4 thoughts on “One of those days

  1. Bob & Nancy

    Oh no, you’re human!!!!! Believe it or not, I DID notice that you were different yesterday. Before the service you stood at the back and looked as if you were a little sad or preoccupied. Then when you began the benediction you stumbled a little but caught yourself. I smiled…he’s human! Even after the service you appeared a little lost. I thought maybe it was because Connie and the kiddos weren’t there. But you’re human!

    Take a deep breath today….relax….and know that God is hanging on to you!

    By the way, the sermon was GREAT!

    Nancy

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  2. Tony Deas

    Nancy is right, your sermon was terrific. However, the problem seems to be continuing. Number 9 of your second email says we should “Remember to keep out Julian Estates worship leaders . . . .” I am glad you did not do that yesterday;)

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