Today was flat out fun.
I got to go in and see the Sunday bulletin and Annual Report go to press. I got to preview slides used for worship and rehearse in my heart the rhythm of praise that will be shared by hundreds in two day’s time.
I got to have lunch with my daughter.
I got to have time at a coffee shop to read and think a bit.
I got to have coffee with a young adult who is a cauldron of ideas for our ministry and saints-be-praised has the follow-through capacity it takes to make things happen.
I got to visit a church member and wrap her in a prayer shawl made by the hands of her sisters in Christ.
I got to come home and hug my beloved before he left for a weekend church retreat.
I got to write a sermon I am excited to preach.
And now? Now, I get to choose from the stack of books awaiting my reading or the dog who is always ready for attention. In short, I get to while away these crazy rare unclaimed hours in any way I choose.
It’s been a great day to be in the midst of the buzz that is church and life.
And oh, what a gift to have the time to savor it.