2018: Page 26

Some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:

  • I wasn’t too excited about the alarm going off this morning, but after one round of the snooze button I got up and headed to work.
  • As I went about my morning prayer, cleaning, and building prep tasks I was thankful for the work that was done while I was away representing the prayer ministry.
  • It is good to have people around me who value the prayer ministry enough that they are willing to cover my tasks at the building while I am gone.
  • It can be difficult to shift from days of focused ministry conversations back to “regular life” work, but it helps when I see each aspect of the work I do as ministry.
  • When the building was ready for the day I turned my attention to the sermons I’m working on for the next two Sundays.
  • My morning also consisted of a great conversation with the coordinator of a prayer breakfast I will be speaking at in March.
  • It is fun to hear stories from people about how God has brought them to a greater desire to connect with Him in prayer.
  • As I worked on the prayer ministry schedule, I realized it was time to write the somewhat monthly newsletter that I send out for the prayer ministry.  Not only does it inform people of what is going on, it reminds me of what God has been doing.
  • Journaling in whatever form it takes is a good practice to make you actually think about what God is doing in, through, and around you.  This daily page is a part of that journaling for me.
  • By early afternoon it was time for a break so I went to lunch with my family.
  • When I returned to the building I spent some time going through some of the photos from my conference trip while I waited for the building to clear out so I could start getting it ready for Sunday.
  • Today’s photo is of one of my afternoon visitors.  I never get tired of looking up from my work and seeing wildlife out in the woods.


2 thoughts on “2018: Page 26

  1. Your female cardinal is posing beautifully! I’ve just started a gratitude journal – it does bring the focus away from the negative and back to the beauty of life. I’m finding it is a help in my prayer life as well!

    • Yes, journaling can be a helpful practice in so many ways — especially a journal with a specific focus. If I make it a practice to write down lessons I’ve learned, things I’m thankful for, people who have helped me, or whatever else the list might be; I will be more likely to look for and notice those things throughout the day.

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