Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DIY: Surviving April

April is a busy month, and May's about the same. Not only are you preparing budgets, teaching baptismal classes, and guiding Nominating Committees, but this is also the time of year when a lot of married couples come out of their winter hibernation and start fussing at each other again.

Oh yeah -- and don't forget those calls to pastor another church. They should start coming through any time now.

Fortunately, you don't need to do everything all at once. Like eating an elephant, you just need to take it one spoonful at a time.

And if you can make time to exercise and keep up on your devotions, all the better -- they do take time, but they build endurance.

One last thing: try to remember that busyness is not a virtue. It's not a measure of how important you are; neither is it a sign of how much you love Jesus.

Like a bad case of the flu, in other words, an over-loaded schedule is is nothing to boast about.

It's just something we'll need to work through.

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