It was a long week. I couldn’t get two lines out for a sermon. I finally finished it up this morning before church. I would have used an old one, but there weren’t any that I really felt moved to use. I hate weeks like that. It always puts me in a foul mood on the weekend. Maybe it is something to do with being out of town the weekend before. For some reason it always seems like I am just not myself for about a week after being gone somewhere. Does anyone else have this problem?
This morning was the first day of Sunday School and Bible Class back over at Warsaw. During the summer months I go over to Keokuk immediately after Warsaw’s service and teach Bible class. This gives me a chance to interact with a couple of other people there that I don’t normally get to. Martin (3) was in Sunday School today with his older sister Lizzy (6) and after church I asked him how S.S. was and he said: “My whole self was bored. My hands, my legs, and even my forehead.” I asked him if his eyelashes were bored too and he said that they were mad. And then he made an angry face. Brings back memories of Sunday School when I was a kid. I remember disliking it very much, but apparently my teachers told my parents that I was always able to answer all the questions. Funny how that works.
I hope this week goes better. I hope that I can get back into the swing of things and be productive again. I’m looking forward to St. Michael’s conference at the end of this month in Fort Wayne. Then on the 10th we have our Oktoberfest at the Parsonage. My mom will be here, as will her brother Mervyn and wife Judy Bauer. Will have a great time, I’m sure. On Sunday my mom and I will head up to Kewanee for Fritz Eckardt’s Oktoberfest. Then October 20-22 I have the CID Fall Church Workers’ Conference. October is always a busy month, but I really love this time of year. I don’t sweat as badly in my study (no air-conditioning) and lots to think about.
Hope all you readers have a great week!