today’s schedule

7:50 a.m. arrive at church & spend a little time updating my itune’s
library so everything will register properly on my ipod (swapping from
realplayer to itunes was not seamless).

8:15 a.m. try to teach an older church member how to use the projector
and sound board so that she can show a dvd for her bible study only to
find out that she doesn’t even know how to operate a dvd player (the
10 minute training suddenly changed into a 30 minute quick overview)

9:15 a.m. go to court with a church member who is struggling through a
custody hearing. i get to discuss “hope” with her in the courtroom in
which her fate will be decided.

10:00 a.m. receive a phone call from a youth who graduated two years
ago and has been transferred to iraq. my only job is to give as much
comfort as possible for 30 minutes

10:50 a.m. arrive back at my study and begin working again on our summer calendar
publication (which is two months late because of budget issues at the

11:55 a.m. leave for lunch but get called form the school saying my
youngest son is sick so i rush back up to the church (where our school
is) and find out noah has a small headaches (headaches are a big deal
with him). we decide together that a little tylenol should take care
of everything (which turns out to be great because if i had checked
him out of school he would have missed a pizza party at school and
noah doesn’t miss pizza for any readon – the boy loves it).

12:45 p.m. since i no longer have time to rush home, eat and get back
for my 1:30 p.m. appointment i go to cane’s and get some chicken

1:30 p.m. meet with church member discussing life insurance.

2:00 p.m. chase life insurance agent away to meet with my 2:00 p.m.
appointment with a teen helping him to prepare a testimony for
speaking with some kids.

2:10 p.m. the teen still hasn’t arrived

2:15 p.m. start listening to a different teenager on how his life
sucks – some call this counseling. basically i just listened to him,
directed his conversation back onto topic a few times, and helped him
realize that GOD is not demanding that he become someone else’s
picture of who he should be.

3:15 p.m. receive a call from one of our teens saying that one of the
11th & one of the 8th graders at our school had been in a car accident
and were in the icu at one of our hospitals but no one was sure which

3:30 p.m. receive several calls form other teens who are worried about
their friends but don’t know what hospital they are at.

4:30 p.m. finally figure out which hospital the student’s are at. i
take the boys home and wait for pam to get home from work before
leaving for the hospital.

5:40 p.m. leave for the hospital and meet with the teen’s dad and try
to reassure him that god is watching over and they are loved. the
hospital is full of eighth grade girls who are there out of “concern”
(and a need to be in the midst of the action)

7:30 p.m. arrive back home and thank GOD for two things 1)an
incredible family that puts up with allot, and 2)a calling that every
now and then gives me the chance to be a part of god making a