Last week I spent three days at our church's camp in Iowa, leading staff training seminars. Keep in mind that this is at the same time as my intensive class. I had to borrow my sister's laptop and use the WiFi at the camp. Every minute that I wasn't leading a session, I was on the computer doing homework. But the interesting part about the staff training was getting the booklets and discussions prepared for the sessions, which took longer than something like that usually takes me. I had to beg my dad for help in folding the booklets, and I didn't get a power point presentation finished for the last session. Oh well.
Every Sunday I give the message at my church's SHOUT service. These messages usually take 12-14 hours of preparation. So now I'm doing school work every day, getting ready to go to camp, staying at camp, and doing message prep. But wait! There's more!
Our church is doing a series called "Science and the Bible" on Wednesday nights. There are 11 total sessions in all - I'm leading 5 of them. My first scheduled session was this past wednesday. So now Im doing school, preparing for SHOUT, and getting this lecture together about Darwinian evolution.
And now, here I sit on Saturday afternoon, with a full intact head (not exploded), and the two weeks are almost over. I spent all last night and all day today finishing my message for SHOUT, and I just came in from mowing the lawn. As soon as my wife gets home, I'm going to the church to prepare for my Children's Church lesson tomorrow morning. I've also got to get a last minute power point presentation ready tomorrow morning, do a "ministry moment" in the blended service, pass out VBS kits to the leaders, and, I think that's it. Oh yeah! Did I mention that next week is Backyard Bible Club? Sorry, I forgot to throw that into the mix to, plus the usual maintaining a marriage and raising a 10 month old.
I suppose there are still roughly 30 hours left for my head to explode. We'll see what happens.