(Written Jan. 23, 2019)
Today was a stay-at-home day… meaning simply that I don’t teach on Wednesdays (or Thursdays this semester). I did have to go out to pick the kids up from school but it was a quick trip.
… but enough of the mundane, here are…
- Despite a late night last night, I woke up much earlier than I needed to and it wasn’t a particularly good sign of the day to come. After trying (unsuccessfully) to get back to sleep, I gave up and got up for the day. I went downstairs, made a hot chocolate and began to read on the couch. It wasn’t long before my eyelids were getting heavy and I ended up catching up on that extra hour or so of rest that, apparently, my body still did in fact need.
- There’s a project I’ve had on the back burner for several months now and always felt caught between a rock (time constraints making it difficult to get to) and a hard place (the guilt associated with not getting to it). Today though, I was able to spend a few hours on it. You know how it is… very often, the hardest step is taking the first step.
- Tonight we had a great discussion with the kids. It fell on the heels of a Bible study on prayer. I mentioned the need we have to pray for each other. It’d be easy to assume that since we’re missions staff, that we’re all gonna be good, all the time. The fact is, we’re a family working alone in a small church in a culture not our own – where the kids have no immediate circle of Christian friends. I talked about some of the doubts & challenges I’ve experienced and how faith, faithfulness and perseverance is the answer to that. It was a good little discussion.
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