Monday, March 2, 2009
been a long day - I'm not complaining, it was another exciting day to be a part of God's work in the world. Don't know why this is somehow important to you...but it's reflection for me..so here's what my day was like: started with 5 mile run around 5:45. I thought it was cold when frost was forming on all my clothes, but when I got back Sara said it was 5 below wind chill...yeah that's about right. I was cold all day. Anyway after some breakfast and showering I hit the office around 7:30 for some prayer and Bible study (my favorite time of the day - even though e-mails and stuff start piling up). By 9:00 I'm meeting with my admin. asst. Sandi - she's a great help and keeps me organized so I meet with her to see what has to be addressed. Then by 9:30 I'm in a meeting with our Sunday programming team. We evaluate the service (yesterday's was great by the way!) and talk about, plan for and prepare for upcoming weeks. Spent a lot of time today talking about Easter Sunday. By 10:30 i'm meeting with one of many bright young pastors on my staff, Cedric. I just spend time with him each week just sharing whatever wisdom I have (mostly as a result of all the mess ups in 24 years of ministry). By 11:00 the staff comes together for an hour of prayer (every Monday this happens). We share ministries stories (one of our sr. high staff (charlie) was in a video store last night when it got robbed at gunpoint), laugh a lot and then pray for just about everything. After that, I headed to Biaggi's for a 12:30 appointment with a good brother seeking some spiritual counsel. By 1:50 I was back at the office checking messages and taking a breath for my 2:00 with our executive pastor Mark Warren. By 2:30 Amy Randazzo joins us for financial updates (by the way, incredible day yesterday, $23,000 over budget and over 830 families or family units participating in giving). At 3:00 Amy is done confusing me with numbers and Doug Rutter joins Mark and I for our Executive team meeting. We talk about everything from personnel stuff to finances to upcoming teaching emphases, to strategies, to issues within the congregation, to whatever... By 5:15 my wife is tapping on my window for me to come and join her for supper. In a rare appearance of both sons for supper, we were joined at Outback Steakhouse by both Mikey and Caleb (I really have to buy them steak for them to eat with me). It was a good time...conversation was great: "What did you do today dad?" "Not much."
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