Archive for October 12th, 2007


How To Really Be On Vacation

So, I had a conversation with Don on the airplane yesterday. I’m really trying to be on vacation – for real. The next few months are going to be killer and this was the last possible moment that we could steal away for a few days before the madness truly kicks in. It’s difficult to allow your brain to be “off”, though. You all know what I’m talking about. It’s difficult to allow ourselves the opportunity to be slackers.

But I must – I must take advantage of of the next fews days to relax..enjoy family time..enjoy the amazing fall weather they are having up here in Rochester. All of the stuff will still be there waiting for me when I get back.

So – to all of my wonderful friends (and more importantly my amazing family who never stops working), call me if you have a moment and just want to say hi- but I don’t want to talk any business. My brain…my heart…my spirit needs a rest. I won’t be going to church on Sunday morning – I’ll probably be here at Starbucks again doing a bunch of nothing.

Now listen my fabulous friends and collegues – learn to take a break every now and then. Allow yourself the indulgence of focusing solely on your kids on a regular basis. Allow yourself the opportunity to go on a date with your smoochie and leave the cell phone at home. Let yourself be more than your job. We are not our jobs – we are not solely “pastors” or “worship leaders” or “property appraisers” or “secretaries” or whatever your Monday-Friday job dictates. We are so much more than that! We are these amazing beings that have so much to give and so much to receive. Let yourself be more than you are right now. We are always growing, always evolving – His mercies are new every morning so why do we stay in a rut? I don’t want to get to the end of my life and regret that I didn’t go all out. My heart has really been breaking lately because sometimes I don’t see how I am leaving a mark and I desperately want to.

So – that is why I am taking a break – why I don’t want to live my normal life for the next few days. I need to reboot. I’ll be ready to kick some tail come Wednesday morning – but for now I am breathing a little deeper and kissing my son until his cheeks are sore.

Love you all – see you when I get back!


At Starbucks with Grammy

Reagan and Grammy

Reagan is having a great time with his Grammy in Rochester! (I’m having a great time b/c I’m at Starbucks…:)

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