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Leaning into the wind

Well, I am midstream for the week. I was 'ambushed' when I arrived at work this morning and right now my mind is blank. VBS is going pretty well. I've been going around with my # 2 son and his 'class' is averaging about 14 kids. One thing that bothers me a little is that several of the parents just drop their kids off - sort of like getting 2.5 hours of free baby sitting every night. And yet we struggle for workers every year (this is my 3rd VBS at my church). But I also remember being dropped off as a kid at the local church's VBS s0... who knows what influence this week will have on these kids in the years to come. With everything going on lately I tried to coordinate a date afternoon with my beloved for after church this Sunday - but wouldn't you know there's something going on! The Baseball season has been over for about 5 or 6 weeks now, and the coach is just now doing a little party. It just irritates me that a team that literally lost every game HAS to get together to pass out little trophys. I know the idea is to build up some team work, and get the kids out and exercise, but this is just another excuse for me to have to drag only one of my three to a little party - when I really want to be doing something else. A wise man once told me... "Free time does not schedule itself." And yet, I can't seem to get on top of it... Verse for today: Mark 2:23-28, esv One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

1 comment:

Bob said...

I struggle with time all the time. Of course time is what I sell all day long. But like the Wife always tells me, we've all got the same 24 hrs. each day. I hope you can get some "date time" with your Beloved............