Monthly Archives: October 2017

What about 3 days?

For all my children’s ministry friends. Or for your children’s ministry friends. If you know someone, share this with them.

 

If you’ve been in ministry for even just 5 years, that adds up to 1,825 days. How many of those days have been spent on going through curriculum? Volunteer training? VBS planning? Scouring the endcaps of craft stores and department stores for clearance candy and pipe cleaners? We’ve all been there.


Here’s another question. How many of those days have been spent on investing in
YOU as the leader? As the one who is championing the discipleship of kids and families in your church community?

Because in the scope of 1,825 days (or however many days are under your belt), 3 days is WORTH it. Continue reading

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Sometimes Writers don’t Write; they spill

I woke up this morning, just a regular Monday morning. My plan with crawling out super early was to focus on writing. If you really want to be a writer, you must (MUST) set aside time to write. Daily is preferable.

So here I was, sitting with my laptop on my lap, at 4:00 a.m. Monday morning, October 2, 2017. Ready to do the work.

Then a text came in. That is not alarming. So many of my loved ones are back east. It is not 4:00 a.m. everywhere. It was my son-in-law “Are you guys ok?” I just stared at the phone and looked around me.

My patio door was open. Silence there. My husband was asleep in the next room. Peaceful snoring there. No rumbling underfoot. No hurricane level winds. “What happened?” I asked.

Then the news was revealed to me.

'Pray For Las Vegas!!! #prayers #prayforlasvegas #prayforvegas #praying #tonytirado #ifbbprotonytirado #singlefitdad #singledad #lasvegas #lasvegasstrip #lasvegastrip #lasvegasnevada #lasvegaslastnight #omaryargelia #omaryargeliashow #jomarigoyso #televisa #news #univision #despiertaamerica #univision34 #univision34la #cecibogran #fernandakelly #olympia #tonytirado #singlefitdad'

The worst mass shooting in America’s history has happened a few miles from my home. Across the boulevard from where we go every Friday night to enjoy a lovely songwriter’s show.

Devastating. Such a horrid loss of life. For what? Nothing. So much heartache. For what? Not a thing.

So, no writing took place today. Just this blurb on this platform where I choose to spill my heart.

Treasure life. Embrace loved ones. Live positively. Love wildly. Speak words of kindness, not hatred. Believe the best. Be the light. Let your beam break through. To everyone with all you have in you as much as you possibly can.

Every day.

 

Patricia Meyers

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