Monday, September 26, 2005

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I haven't had the time to blog for a while.

Wednesday i had a meeting in toronto with my Strategic planning network. We meet about 3 or 4 times a year to talk shop. we talk about church and church health. we challenge one another to grow personally and professionally. i have found my SPN stimulating because there are some really interesting individuals and some leaders that i can learn from there.

Friday i had lunch with a couple of pastors in the area. We try to meet a couple times a year for lunch in order to keep the relationships strong between us... i think secretly we all hope that we will some day strategically link to take over the world... right now it is just friendship and lunch though.

after lunch i headed over to the matheson's. Our church is one of those unique community churches that gathers whenever someone has significant need and helps each other. so this weekend our church gathered to shingle the matheson's roof. i love seeing people gather to help each other. I'm pretty sure that is how life is supposed to be lived.

i had to leave before the roof was done though on saturday... you see. Saturday was the day when my wifes side of the family meets to celebrate all of the september birthdays... there are 5 of us... not counting August 29th... so we celebrated birthdays... and saturday marks the first of my seven days of birthday...

got home feeling tired from roofing...

went to bed...

woke up at Sunday mornng 1AM....

...Sick...

i spent the whole night up... sick...

not the way i wanted to spend my first day of birthday...

and not the way i wanted to spend the night before i had to wake up and lead worship and preach and such...

i thought about calling a substitute preacher ... but i didn't...

i survived church.... barely...

slept the whole afternoon on sunday... finally ate something... that went ok.

anyways... here i am on the third day of birthday.. and my true love... well she's been trying to make me comfortable... but other than that... there's no turtle doves or swans a swimming or anything.



3 comments:

mo said...

wow! you hid your illness well.
Hope you recuperate (sp?) quickly and enjoy the rest of your birthday week.

clumsy_jen said...

YAY you posted again!

Dawn said...

sorry to hear you ended up coming down sick esp. at the beginning of your birthday week.
Hope you know how much we appreciated all of your help and organization in getting some people out. We really do have a wonderful and very caring church family. I thank God for this wonderful blessing of so many great Christian friends, and a great Pastor.