Since I got home from Georgia, I have been busy. It seems there is no end to busyness. I left about 3 days after I had originally planned. It was a great 3 days in Georgia. I enjoyed it so much. It was very hard to leave.
When I got back to town, it was in the middle of a home football game. And afterward, our church was having a 5th quarter for the town. I was blessed, I did not have to go. I was able to unload the car and sort of unwind and catch up on some computer things (email - WAY over 100 new ones that I had received since the last time I was able to log on - 3 days earlier).
Waiting for me was the typing of the 2 separate Charge Conference books. If you are not Methodist and have never experienced a Charge Conference then you don't understand I'm sure. It is a yearly accounting of everything the church has done in ministry, groups and organizations, with their finances, officers and leaders being elected and it is supposed to be a celebration of what Jesus has done in and with our church. My husband does one of the very best booklets ever! It has lots of great stuff in it. It is about 30 or more pages. Needless to say, it takes lots of work and he "gets" to do TWO of them this year.
I have jokingly said that the purpose for a Charge Conference is to develop character in the Pastor and secretary.... (of which we do not have one, hence the reason that I am doing it.)
On top of this, we are learning the ropes in our new conference and many of the reports must be filed online, then printed out and put in the booklet. The problem is that we are having major problems getting them filed. There is a certain format and WAY to do it - and we have yet to get there.
And. this week... I also have a Parsonage Committee meeting and Parsonage walk-through. Now, every Methodist Pastor's wife trembles and quakes at the mere mention of "parsonage committee meeting". It means that they come into the parsonage and are to inspect it. It is a safeguard for the church and pastor because it is an opportunity for them to see the condition of the house - if it needs repairs or updates. It also gives them an opportunity to see the condition of the house - if WE are keeping and maintaining it properly.
So, in the middle of typing and figuring and stressing over the Charge Conference, I am also trying to clean. Since I've been gone, it has gotten very dusty and things have moved out of place (I'm not saying anyone moved them or misplaced them... just some phantom must have come in and played a trick or two...) Also, I brought a few things home from Georgia that I need to work into the mix of what is here and I still have not unpacked my suitcase! (not to mention about 4 plastic bins and 5 or 6 boxes that are stuck in the corner of my room - that MUST be hidden or something)
As we were eating supper tonight (yes, I DID cook!) I found out that we have a funeral on Friday.
AND, I have two different bulletins to do for Sunday....
AND AND.... Sunday is my hugsum's birthday!!!!
Please pray for me that I have peace and supernatural wisdom and insight and revelation as to how to get it all done. Also, that HE has the same thing in his life....
I'm so thankful that God's grace is sufficient for me and that I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! Glory!