Some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:
- Page 61 ended up being a longer workday than I anticipated, but it was a very productive day, so I’m writing the page the next morning.
- As I worked, I kept hearing bits and pieces of a song in my mind. It’s an old song that I have on a CD done by Scott Wesley Brown and the words go something like this: “In church it’s often easy to wear the servant’s mask, while driving home I push and shove to keep from being last.” While that can, and should, be very convicting, I think the greater good of the song can be found in the next line that goes something like this: “Pray for me, that I’ll be who I should be. That I’ll learn to love and that Christ will be seen in me!”
- In a culture that often celebrate the “pushing and shoving” to keep from being last, God says that whoever will be greatest must become servant of all.
- Does my “in church” persona match my “driving home” actions and attitudes?
- The service tech for our fire alarm system finally came and while I’m not sure what he actually did, the system seemed to be functioning correctly when he left.
- After spending the morning with the tech and squeezing in some sermon prep time, I finally got away from the building mid-afternoon to get some lunch and pick up some maintenance and cleaning supplies I needed for work.
- On Fridays I would usually take an extended break in the afternoon knowing that I still have a lot of work to get done once all the school activity is complete for the day. Today I decided to skip the break and get started on the areas I could work on early and hopefully have an earlier finish to the day.
- I guess that plan kind of backfired, because instead of finishing earlier I kept finding things I could do since I had “extra time” and before I knew it, it was 10 PM as I was heading out the door at work.
- I included two photos on today’s page. My first round of taking the trash out from my evening cleaning found some deer standing in the back field watching the sunset. Later, after getting sidetracked by what I thought would be “little” projects, my next trip outside found the full moon rising up over the eastern horizon beyond the tree line.