I had forgotten how it goes– How you’re prepping for Advent and Christmas while simultaneously getting ready for the teaching you’ll do in January. How that teaching in January and February will be combined with preparations for Lent and Easter. How time just keeps rolling and you always feel behind.
Of course it is most intense in year one. And this is only week seven of this ministry. But… I am also remembering how desperately I always longed for that week after Christmas as vacation. And now am looking to that week and the one after as my best hope for attending to those pesky dissertation revisions that are so desperately needed.
And for the past week or so I’ve been extraordinarily tired.
So despite feeling behind and a bit overwhelmed– Friday will be a true day off.
And by God’s grace I’ll get through tomorrow.
And by God’s grace I will revise my dissertation– at some point.
I must remember to plan vacation and study leave. I must remember that the church and its future belong to God and not to me.
I must practice what I preach and keep working and resting in balance.
May it be so.