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Down Time March 4, 2009

Filed under: Leadership — martyschmidt @ 4:12 pm

The past week I have given myself permission to have a little extra down time. This was planned months in advance for several reasons.

  • I recognized that a new baby would be arriving around this time and I wanted to be available to meet the needs of our family.
  • I am coming off my longest stretch of teaching thus far.
  • Easter is coming and I wanted to enter in well rested.

I’m so thankful for this time. I had no idea how tired I was. My relationship with Christ was starting to get into cruise control. My sermon prep time was growing smaller and smaller. My creativity was slipping.

About the only thing still going strong was my family. Praise God!

The past few days I have shut it down so to speak and am getting ready for another burst – but the Lord continues to prompt me to stay low until after the baby – so that is what I’ll be doing.

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