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Trying to do two things at once

…and failing!

Yes gentle readers, while it may be true the good Lord designed human beings to be multi-taskers, it would appear when it came to me, he smiled that omniscient smile of his and said, “There’s a uni-tasker if ever I saw one!”

I’ve been trying to juggle preaching and writing, and after a couple of weeks, I had to put aside The Magdalene Poems – for now.  I apologized to Lady M and received her blessing.  As the one commissioned to proclaim Christ’s resurrection to her brother apostles, I found she has keen insight and sympathy for the plight of women preachers.  Ideas and phrases still pop into my head, and I write them down as soon as I can, but right now I must focus on preaching.

And I’m finding it absolutely delightful!  I’m experiencing very little in the way of nerves, and such affirmation from my little congregation that I look forward to Sunday mornings.  As I walk up from the back of the sanctuary, they wave at me, take my hand, tell me they can’t wait to hear what I’ve got planned for that day’s sermon – it’s like riding the crest of a wave of affection all the way to the pulpit!  So energizing, and if I might use a hackneyed word, “empowering.”

It will be pleasant to return to the manuscript in a couple of weeks, but for now – “help me to take one day (and one thing!) at a time, sweet Jesus!”

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  1. here
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    When are you going to post again? You really entertain a lot of people!

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