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It was a busy day in the neighborhood


It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for neighbors...would you be mine? ~ Mister Rogers

It was a busy day in our church eighborhood today. It was a good day. Nothing "WOW" to report, just an all around good day with a ton of stuff to do. I got all but one initiative done, so I still have some loose ends to wrap up Saturday, but we'll get there - no problem. Finished our message and powerpoint today for Sunday's "It's a Wonderful Life" message. I feel good about it. Planned out sermon series for the first few months of 2007 and working on the rest of the year. We should have that done by next week for the upcoming year. I am very close to having the 2007 church calendar done. What a bear this year. It's 11 font, and 6 pages, count em, 6 single spaced pages! I know, that's crazy. Things are so busy because we have so many ministries on the move now, doing so many incredible things. No complaint here! I'm just trying to be the "air traffic controller" as I call it, to make sure we don't clash too bad as far as facilities, whose got what booked and when. We've got tons of stuff going on all at once now, just a matter of making sure nobody needs the same room at once.

We came home and Larry made chicken for dinner, and Jordan was catching up on episodes of LOST to be ready for the new season in February. I watched it with him again...just wanted to see the last episode with Kate and Sawyer again. I've been waiting for that since episode 1!!! I had big plans to get a lot of stuff done tonight but aside from dinner, watching LOST with Jordan, and having a wrestling match with Larry on the bed and snuggling, I haven't done a thing. But you know what, I really don't care. I'm enjoying the fact that I worked hard this week and now it's time to let down a little bit.

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