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Friday, July 17, 2020
Journal entry for Tuesday, July 7, 2020
It was a quiet day in Lowesville. I woke up at 5:50 am, later than I preferred but it was still early enough to get a few things done before heading out for another day of pastoral ministry. Before leaving the house, I composed a journal entry and did a couple other things on my to-do list. I dropped by the church for my regular pastor’s morning routine of prayer & checking on the church cats. The rest of the morning was comprised of errands and a meeting in Lynchburg. I was able to get back to my church office by 1:00 pm where I worked until 5:00 pm. The evening included quiet time at home. Thus concluded another day as Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Journal entry for Monday, July 6, 2020
It was a bit of a change of schedule for a Monday. But I was up for it! I dropped by the church for morning prayers and to feed the church cats before heading into Lynchburg for a meeting. On the way back to Lowesville I ran some errands. I made good time because I was able to get to my church office by 10:00 am. I worked on my sermon and left the church at 5:00 pm. On the way home I dropped in to visit a parishioner for a bi-weekly check-in. The evening was pleasant. I was able to get some reading and Bible study in as well as a couple church Facebook posts.
Looking back over the day with its change of routine, I recalled how I approached that change of schedule:
I am a proponent of keeping a consistent schedule. I have found that routines s are powerful and have grounding effects. However, changing them up once and a while can help us to build new neuro pathways. Almost like going on an exploration. When doing so, it is important to practice mindfulness. Moreover, being intentional so as not to miss the Lord’s purpose as well as to make the best use of time. It made me think of Ephesians 5:15-16
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (ESV)
Overall, it was another pleasant day in the parish.
Central Baptist Church