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Filling time

Friday, 01 February, 2013

It's been a ridiculously busy couple of months. After my Mommy Holiday in November (which occurred the last time I posted), I did the following:

So volunteer church work is kind of dominating things at the moment. I've got one more major thing to do for them, and then I'd like to take a break from this intense one-off activity for a little while. I remember Phillip Jensen (Dean of Sydney at St Andrew's Cathedral) once saying at some Christian convention or other that if Christian ministry is taking up more and more of your time, you should seriously consider it as a vocation. Church stuff is filling up my time, but I don't think that this is what he meant. (And I never ever want to become a church administrator. I'm good at admin and various related things, but I never want to do that.) It is a privilege and a pleasure to serve my local church in this capacity (and it's interesting to keep on learning new skills [like more InDesign skillz] and bits of software), but at the same time, I am mindful of the fact that I need to keep my activities for them contained somewhat, otherwise the writing won't happen, and I'd really like to make the writing happen more this year.

The other thing I'd like to note just to finish is just how much volunteers at church do. I'm only one small cog in the wheels that make things happen at church, and seeing what goes on behind the scenes and how much time and effort people put in is marvellous to me: it really makes me appreciate how much wonderful and diverse the people in God's family are in a 1 Corinthians 12 sense. We truly are a blessing to each other.


(P.S. I thought of something else. If you're interested in what Ben and I have to say occasionally about music, follow us on Twitter at @iheargoodthings.)

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