The long run

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.” Psalm 23:2-3

We spend our time among people in crisis. If we’re going to make it in the long run, we have to establish a healthy pace and rhythm to life and ministry.

It’s been too long since I had a day off. At IAFR we mandate our teammates to take at least 1 day off in every 7 – and encourage them to take 2 days/week when possible.

I need to practice what I preach. So today I stayed home and did some bird watching (saw a pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks), changed the oil and air filter on our lawn mower, mowed part of our lawn, sawed off some dead pine tree branches, contracted a yard service to try and overcome our creeping charlie and Japanese beetles – and then took an hour ride in the countryside on my motorcycle before stopping by to visit my mom who turns 88 tomorrow.

I feel the rest sinking into my bones. I’ll be better for it when I return to the office tomorrow morning.

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