I have a lot going on. Work is busy. Our family life is busy. I’m in the middle of upgrading another blog and it’s going to take a lot longer than I thought. That’s one reason I’m still up. My pillow beckons me . . .
I’m crosseyed from staring at the computer screen, manually restructuring tables, upgrading software fully 2 years out of date. Ah. . .
And I’ve got it so good. I’m blessed – tonight I went to church to pick up my daughters and their friend Taylor and I ran into some of the amazing people from our student ministry. That was – well, it was just great! It’s amazing what encouragement a few high-fives, a quick conversation with Stroke, a bright smile from Tamera, a great time spent catching up with Mego, watching Kevo, Brad and Candice practice, and a friendly poke in the arm from Jenny can do for a guy. And I had a fabulous “daddy-date” with Molly at Del Pueblo. I plan on doing the same with Bethany later this week (hang in there Beth!). Bethany gave me a sweet hug tonight – that’s gold!
I’m going to the guitar center and IHOP with Andrew tomorrow night. That will be very cool. And I played a soccer game with Blake tonight – man, he’s so good.
I’ve got a beautiful wife who really loves me. And – as much as I complain – I have a great job that I don’t deserve. And I still have a place to serve at church (the pastor search team) – even though I remain in a state of low-level grief over being called out of the Student ministry. I miss them, but I know that was the right thing to do and God is in control.
Amidst all my complaints that “I don’t have the time to do what I need to do” I am reminded that I have precisely the same number of hours in the day as Jesus Christ did.
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
– Mark 1:35-39 (ESV)
Perspective . . .
Lord, thank you for everything. May I become more like you.