Yes, it is a busy season in the church year… although after 11 years of ministry, I am still searching for that illusory ‘not-busy’ time. Over at Revgals, the Friday Five is all about the changing seasons.
- What sums up Autumn – or Fall – or Spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere – in a word or a picture? Crisp! I love the chilly nights snuggled into a down comforter.
- What are you doing outside this month, that you’re not likely to do again until next year? Weeding, or I SHOULD be weeding, trimming, preparing my flower and shrub beds for the winter… but the reality is that I will probably not do much. Besides, I have heard that the old, dead growth provides a habitat for wildlife and beneficial insects.
- what preparations are you making to get ahead of the busyness? I got together with some colleagues and spent a day planning Advent/Christmas. Now, November is another story…
- what is changing, moving, evolving in your church life? My one year appointment at my current church will finish at the end of the year and I am exploring options and possibilities.
- and, for fun… what do you do to stop the busy? Today after a funeral, I plan to walk my favourite beach. Next week I get my almost 6 year old granddaughter for a night and day when there is no school, and I am headed to Florida with my three sisters and mother a few days after that. I don’t usually take vacation time in the fall, but the timing worked for all of us. And while there are a few places I would like to go to while in Florida, we may spend much of our days at the beach. We are Canadian, October is still beach weather in Florida!