Saturday, November 3, 2007

Weekend update

I'm absolutely exhausted.

When I got home tonight, we had a little birthday party for #2 Stepson. In case you are wondering, I had absolutely no responsibilities for it except to show up. And apologize to my inlaws about how messy the house still was. Interesting factoid: they are members of my church. So they knew where I was all day. Mother-in-law even went to the funeral. So they were gracious and understood. But still, I feel bad. I don't want people to know what our house really looks like when company doesn't come over. Just like I don't REALLY want people to know what my sins are, either. Just that I'm a sinner, in theory.

Anyway, afterwards, I did do the dishes. Which had stacked up all day. I didn't really want to, but I knew I would feel bad tomorrow when they got even higher (and I am even more tired) so I did them.

Everything went really well. There is a really good group of third graders learning the Bible this year. We were in a room which was really too small for us this morning, which hampered some of our activities, but otherwise, it was great. I love this age group. It's fun to take them through the basics of the Bible. Next week, we do it all again with the New Testament. And next Sunday, they get their Bibles to take home.

The funeral went well, too. The family provided some special music. I especially liked Chris Rice's Untitled Hymn. Two grandsons gave fabulous eulogies. I did all right, too. They are a talented bunch.

The couple tied the knot. The bride wore a beautiful white gown with red trim. It was a small simple ceremony: the kind I like.

I want to tweak the sermon I preached next, but I'm kind of tired (okay, really tired). I have a couple of small ideas. If I go to bed right now, I can try them in the morning.

Ever since becoming a pastor, Fall Back is my absolute favorite day of the year.


Barbara B. said...

Wow, no wonder you are exhausted! Hope you get some good rest tonight.
(BTW, my two favorite Chris Rice songs are "Thirsty" and "Wind and Spirit".)

Rowan The Dog said...

Yeah... Fall back is great. We all get an extra hour to clean our houses..."in theory" as you say.

FranIAm said...

Whew! What a day. Thank God for Fall Back. Your story may be the one why I can feel ok about it being a few weeks later!! You needed it.

Oh that whole clean house thing- what is that? I have it too. We tend to judge ourselves more than others would, don't we?

And we are all sinners, hard as it is to live with that one. Which would completely suck if not for Jesus and the salvific gift.

I love the words to that hymn, thanks for sharing that.

Peace to you today and always Diane!

How is our Scout?

Wyldth1ng said...

I am with you with the extra hour thing. I hope your sermon went well.

Jan said...

By now, you must be breathing a sigh of relief. Fall Back always adds energy to the day! I am looking forward to Monday NOT being quite so early when I have to report for jury duty at 8 am.

Happy Birthday to #2 Stepson; glad everyone else arranged the party!

Diane said...

barb -- will have to check those two out as well.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you really needed that extra hour :)