First of all...in the middle of a zany morning....which was just the beginning of a super long day, I was invited to dinner with a family in my congregation. At that point...I was enticed by a home cooked meal at the end of the day. As I left contemporary service around dinner time...all I could think was, woah, it would be great to just be home.
But dinner was homemade beef stew with a side of freshly steamed locally picked asparagus and a family with laughter, honesty and great hospitality.
Lesson number one: It's well worth it, especially when you're exhausted...to let God's grace embrace you.
I did have an hour of down time between confirmation and returning back to church for contemporary worship...so I sat on the porch and enjoyed some iced tea and enjoyed the beginnings of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing....Beer, History, America and Homebrew.
Lesson number two: Relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew!
And now....after some Food Network and a cat napping on my lap, and a quick blog entry....it's time to turn off the tv, crawl into bed and snooze away.
Lesson number three: A good night's sleep is just what I need, rather than an episode of Iron Chef America.
Until tomorrow . . .