Every pastor’s life and schedule is different. Rarely does it happen that you have the same routine two days in a row. I love getting up early and going to my church office. I live less than a mile from the church, and I’m there almost every day.
My normal routine upon arrival is coffee, prayer for people in church, check Fighting Illini Basketball threads and recruiting, and then my personal devotions and bible study. I am always reading through a book of the bible. I try not to take notes for sermons at this time. I try to make these times of reading my personal devotions time. Any notes I take are to help me, personally, grow Spiritually. However, I increasingly find myself noting some great passages for sermons later.
After personal time with The Lord, I check out the Illini site again (after all some great player might have committed to Illinois during my devotional time), and of course more coffee. Checking email and scheduling the day’s priorities. I look at Facebook stuff that comes to me and respond to some of them. I collect a lot of jokes and quips. Here’s some that I read yesterday that literally brought tears to my eyes. I’d give credit to the author, but these were listed on someone’s site, (and I know they didn’t write them).
ADVICE FROM KIDS:
Ten-year-old Patrick says, “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
Nine-year-old Hannah suggests that when your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” Do not answer!
Michael is fourteen and has learned a lesson from life: “Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working.”
Randy, nine, counsels you to, “Stay away from prunes.”
Talia is eleven and writes, “When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.”
Well, after more coffee I spend time on sermons and bible study. I am always reading and trying to grow in the Lord Spiritually and trying to become a better pastor and leader. Yes, I do read other stuff than “church” stuff. I’m a Louis L’Amour book addict which is western fiction.
The pastor’s day is filled with phone calls, hospital visits, and counseling. Let me say that “EVERYDAY” is outreach day. I play tennis at least 2 days a week in the Cary Senior League. There are about 25 of us that meet and play for an hour or two. It’s great outreach and, yes, we have seen several come and visit our church with one family making our church their church home!
I hope you’ll check back later. I’m going to add some of the funny things that have happened to the preacher, and I’m going to share some things I’ve pulled on people. I love cutting up and being “me.” I promise not to hold back. LOL
Okay, this made me laugh out loud!
Thumbody is praying for you!