This summer has been NON-STOP for us as a family. From ministry events, friend hang outs, family vacations, football camps & impromptu happenings….we've had a packed summer.
A few times people asked "how do you do it?" and/or "aren't you tired of going?". Each time the response has been NO. When the calendar you live by is set by you & what you invest into is a joy, love & passion it isn't too much. It takes some creative calendar planning as well as comical laundry juggling but it has been a blast.
We have one life to live and our family values & the kingdom needs to be impacted. I only have so many years to invest in my kids lives & I need to be intentional in doing that.
I only have so much time with teenagers in our ministry before they move on & I want to be the best pastor I can for them while they are around.
Business can be an adjective people use for their life as a bragging right or to reveal pain/frustration. I don't characterize life/ministry as busy, it is either effective or ineffective. I need my family to enjoy our captivating moments of life, fun, experiences that give us all a world perspective, I don't need my family telling me that the chaos of my job is hurting them, I refuse to do that!
Just a bit of thoughts that I've processed this summer in midst of questions & personal observations...and to all who have been curious, our summer has been great!!