Here it is, the end of April! What have you been doing with yourselves during this time?
My days have gotten into a rhythm. I get up, pray, study Spanish (15 minutes per day), get breakfast, and write a devotion for the church. I may start a batch of bread. Wednesdays and Thursdays I have meeting with other pastors (interims, conference and text study). I work on my sermon, monthly newsletter, weekly letter, or talk to members. A couple days a week I may have mediations. When the governor is on, I’m often listening to updates. I’m in contact with leaders and staff quite often.
Wednesday mornings I practice my sermon and polish the service. I head to the church and then record Sunday’s service with a different small group of people each time. It takes a while to switch over to a camera, instead of a sanctuary full of friends. I’m used to it, but prefer groups more (all in good time).
If I have extra time, I play tennis with Erika, split wood with a splitting maul or wedges and sledge. I may play piano, read or reorganize my house. It is cleaner than it has been in years!
Sundays I watch myself on YouTube lead a service with Erika. It is fun to be able to sit at her side in worship, but tough to be worshipping without any of you.
I think with sadness at all the celebrations in May we will have to postpone or change dramatically: Mother’s Day, Graduation Sunday, My sister’s birthday, and my son Ethan’s graduation party.
Blessings, Pastor Glen