a tapestry of thoughts and aphorisms from my journey
Monday, October 20, 2008
One of those days...
For me, as I've mentioned before, Sunday is "GO Day!" Yesterday was no exception. I was at the building at 7 a.m. getting the LIFE Group info table organized and moving some stuff around. Band rehearsal kicks it at 7:30 a.m. At 8:30 I grab a quick breakfast and pray with the band. 9:00 we do the music for the first service. 9:45 found me printing pictures for a booth I was manning for an annual gathering of local churches. 10:30 hugged my wife and kids since I hadn't seen them yet that day. 10:45 we started the next service. 12:30 I left the building to go have lunch with my students at Taco Bell. By 1:45 I was at Calvary Baptist Church setting up the Ignite booth, which I manned until 5:00. By 5:15 I was getting everything ready for The Journey's gathering at J&B. 7:30 we wrapped up and headed to dinner, which we do every Sunday night. I was home by 9:00 and watching Seattle get trounced by Tampa Bay, and asleep by 1:00. It was a crazy day, but in the middle of it all I got to talk to A TON of people. And it wasn't just talk, there were some meaningful conversations, and the sharing of some lives that made the day really special. I guess that's what gets me through those busy days: I get so engrossed in the conversations that I don't realize I've been on my feet for 7 hours, or haven't eaten in 5 hours. And the cool thing is that each conversation reminds me that people really do long to be connected, to be known, and to know others. It's just a matter of being where they are to connect with them. Even this morning, I had a great conversation with Rick and April at J&B. Although yesterday was an 18 hour day, it was a great day. I'm finding myself having more of "those days" than bad days, or even boring/uneventful days. Don't get me wrong, just like my friend Courtney said last night, those days when we get a break are great. But I get my batteries recharged with people...So, I'm off to have lunch with 10 folks right now! Peace!