I knew that there would be interruptions in the daily blogging practice. This particular interruption came in the form of a stomach bug that ripped through our house, the likes of which I would not wish on my greatest enemy. Monday I couldn’t summon the strength to stand up for more than 10 minutes, let alone open a laptop and convince myself of coherent thought. And because we live in a house with twins, we have this lovely little eco system where anything that one of us gets is something that all of us get, and which will likely come around again. Oh what joy!
And so when I got back to the office yesterday, there was a certain amount of trying to figure out which way is up. There were youth group talks to get written, staff meetings I missed to be caught up upon, work that had been piling up, etc etc etc. And while all of that can feel like a tremendous burden some times, truth be told I think there’s a value in taking a moment to recalibrate. What really matters? What demands on my time are the most important? What happens when I’m not around, and how does it get covered? To be sure, I would rather answer all of those questions without having to spend a full 24 hours hugging my toilet. But when we’re looking for a silver lining, we look anywhere we can!
So we’ll be back with a normal J-Blog schedule now for the rest of the month. Unless the plague comes back again. In which case, please pray for me!