daily life, faith life

Treadmill Days

I started reading “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” by Joanna Weaver. At the end of each chapter, there is a Bible study that follows the outline of the book. One of the questions Joanna asked was “What inanimate object best describes how your life currently feels?” I wrote “a treadmill: lots of running but not going anywhere”. That’s what the days feel like right now. Somehow I have gotten on this treadmill of activity and I need to get off! Thankfully it seems to be slowing down. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I don’t like it when I have lots of busy days in a row. I like to be home!

This morning started off with phone calls. It seemed like the phone was ringing every minute. I let the answering machine take all the calls but they were all something that needed my attention right away. My cousin from Wyoming is coming to visit this weekend and we had to talk about a few things. The school nurse called and said Jared wanted to come home (he has severe allergies) and was it ok to release him. Today we served the homeless and a friend called about the hams that we serve. The next I know it was time to head out the door for the homeless ministry.

The problem was I didn’t leave enough margin in my morning. I have tried to allow time for phone calls, lost keys or whatever but this morning I didn’t and it caused me to have to rush with no time for error. Ugh! I hate that feeling.

Our associate pastor came with us to serve the homeless and it was a real treat for him. He had a great time and was very helpful to us. Our numbers were down today for some reason; we only served about 80. Afterwards was lunch and visiting a friend so it was a busy day.

So you can see, this was a treadmill day. Thankfully I have the Lord to rely on and to give me strength. As I work through the day, verses comes to mind that give me hope. Knowing that I am ultimately serving Him encourages me to press on whether it’s the homeless ministry or ministering to my family. He is my strength and refuge. He is my shelter! I’m so thankful that I don’t have to do this in my own puny power but can rely on His power–the Creator of the world! The all-powerful One!!!

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