Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How Can I Do This?

I think the only way I am going to be able to do everything I have to do, and stay in touch with my blogger pals, is to read a few each day. This is different than the read all (almost) of them every day. So, I will start at the top and work my way down, or start in the middle and work my way up and down, etc. and hope to read every one at least once a week.

Last night I completed the draft of my Palm Sunday sermon, the first one I will preach at new church. Today I hope to complete a draft of the Easter sermon....then I need to write my last sermon for small church, which I will preach on March 2. I have also completed a letter of intro for the newsletter at new church and a Holy Week letter for the parish. I have completed the booklet for the Taize service tonight for Lent and had my final meeting with the clergy of this region, for whom I am the Dean.

So, in addition to writing I will also be packing today. And then I am off for the Lenten program. Another busy day.

15 comments:

Wyldth1ng said...

THat is a good idea. I never have enough time to visit eveyone.

Good luck packing.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Whoa...what a full plate. Read what and when you can...we understand.

Songbird said...

I'm impressed with your pre-planning!

Presbyterian Gal said...

You are amazing doing all this.

With the packing, did you ask your movers how much they charge to pack the house up for you? I've done that several times now and not only was it affordable, it was worth every penny.

There are also services that help you unpack on the other end.

mompriest said...

Actually, the movers are packing us...I am just purging and, well, some boxes were never opened when we moved the last time...so I am cleaning those out, keeping what I really want too and getting rid of the rest, and then repacking the stuff...

Barbara B. said...

Wow, you are busy busy busy!

But couldn't you make an exception and read MY blog every day???

(just kidding of course) :)

Jiff said...

Great priorities, Mompriest!
You can and will do this, with lots of grace.

Blessings.

Counselor in Process said...

You are so organized. And all that writing!
Well happy V'day and cut yourself some slack today.

Widening Circles said...

I think you're amazingly brave to be facing so much change!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

hey neighbor trust the good gifts God has given you.... you can do this! the sermons will be awesome because the Spirit has led you to this new place. you will be kind and tenderhearted in your last sermon on Mar 2 where you are - because you have walked with and loved these folks for some time.

the packing... well try not to get styrofoam peanuts stuck in your hair and don't sit on bubble wrap... that's embarrassing!

prayers and you know about 3 or so i'll come over with hot tea and a little snack for a packing break.

mompriest said...

OH, HC...please do! and, thanks for the packing hints...

Mary Beth said...

Have a great VDay and take it easy!

Jan said...

That's a good idea about blogging--I will have to do that while I'm here at Shalem, because I can't get to the computer too much. Tongith is a free night, so I'm here, but not for much longer.

Diane said...

prayers for you...

Katherine E. said...

Oh, you have so much going on, Mompriest!

I think of you quite often and each thought is undergirded by my prayer of celebration at this new opportunity, and my prayer for you and your family's wellbeing overall! Gotta be a stressful time, but we're all pulling for you!

I will with God's help....uncomplicating the complicated

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