Have you ever heard of the saying, “I try to take one day at a time, but lately several days have attacked me at once?” Man, am I living it these last few days!
We returned from our break with a fair amount of normalcy, but then…
Friday: field trip to the area museum
Saturday: a workshop at the church for the children’s ministry and a program at the local community center inspiring kids to read (great opportunity to market the business)
Sunday: church and a home Bible study for the men’s ministry
Monday: meetings and my husband’s trip to the dentist
Tuesday (today): the kids’ trip to the dentist
I also started teaching several cases between last week and this week. We’ve been focusing in the three R’s lately, as we’ve not had time to do much else. Yet, I trust that the kids are learning. Tomorrow will be our first day back to a “regular” school day, and then we have to make an adjustment on Thursday, our normal “off day” when the kids head to a local university for art class. By Friday, right before the weekend (ha ha), we should have all of the schedule disruptions out of the way!
Easter, or Resurrection, Sunday is less than two weeks away. As usual, the church has its level of chaotic activity in preparation for an awesome celebration. This year we’ve teamed with a number of churches in the area to have one colossal service at the sports stadium. I love the idea of churches coming together in the name of the fact that unites us all—Jesus was crucified, died, was buried, and rose again. I committed to myself at Christmas to not allow activities to distract me from the reason we celebrate, and I am recommitting to the same for this season. I will trade my Martha-like tendencies, at least temporarily, to be Mary. I will slow down and sit at Jesus’ feet this season. I will take the time to meditate on what Jesus did, what He didn’t have to do, for me. God bless you today.