Since I am a children's pastor, I thought it would be kind of fun to take "representative" photos of my day.
Well you can look at the results in two ways - 1) I was really busy and took a lot of photos or 2) I really "failed" the assignment because I took 32 photos (and since several are collabs, the number is actually closer to 50).
Lots of photos. I could probably "cut" a few, but since I wanted to document my day....well.... this is me, glitches and all.
|As my dad would say, morning comes "awfully' early" on Sunday.|
I actually got up at 6:30 a.m.
- but wasn't awake enough for a few minutes.
|Burr...baby it's cold outside. The prediction of the "s" word (snow)|
means the kiddos are a wee bit crazy.
|A February Self Portrait|
|What I put in the mail to mom today - no, it's not a Valentine|
I found a "missing" Mother's Day Card in my car....
I really thought I mailed this....oh well.
Yes mom, it's in the mail.....surprise!
|Look what arrived in my box - yea, a new book by a writing friend.|
I find it ironic that tonight's MAD+ lesson on Patient revolves around
the story of Sarah and Abraham.
|A new sign above my office door. Sometime in the last few days,|
this appeared above my door - Wahoo!
|One of my Sunday duties includes putting the attendance folders|
in each classroom - and moving the carts into the
younger elementary classes (preschool to first grade).
|My first Valentine of 2012: From Gabi and Micah.|
Micah didn't want to be in the picture. Gabi made me a trinket box,
and the both gave me a "share of trees" through Heifer International.
|Shopping the closet to find supplies for MAD+'s lesson.|
I wish the closet was organized. It was...but people keep "cleaning"
other closets and putting the excess in my closet. I'm now calling it
the abyss because it's sooooo cluttered.
|Two of the girls who make me smile, Emily and Katlyn.|
Each of these girls have qualities that make my heart sing.
I'm so blessed to have them be part of my life and my ministry.
|Poor Philip. I exercised my privilege as a children's pastor |
to "embarrass" him - and sing Happy Birthday to him in
front of his class. I told the other kiddos that I freely
reserve the right to embarrass them at least once a year.
|Passing out fliers of upcoming activities. Trying to not only|
email or post info about events, but also going a bit "old school"
and passing out fliers in each Sunday School class.
|Worship. I went to VE and ended up in the sound booth for a moment|
and caught a glimpse of Katie dancing with Spencer on the monitor.
|Lunch: I have a love/hate relationship with Mexican food.|
I love it, but it doesn't always love me. Took a chance - it will
be a while before I eat it again. Oh well.
|Had to pick up a few things for MAD+ and realized I hadn't thought|
about Valentines for my kiddos. Bought Muppet cards for MAD+
and candy (to go with the iPhone treats I printed off) for Tween Time.
A few treats for the special kiddos in my life.
|You can't see it well - but I sent home and watched Netflix while|
I worked on Valentines and watched TV. It was a brief "rest" in
the middle of my busy day.
|Scratch Off Valentines. Decided to make cards in MAD+.|
Since it was Valentine's, we had silver, red or pink paint
to choose from. Why stop with just silver?
|Playing the HA HA Game - because Sarah laughed in our story.|
It didn't work quite like I remembered from
my own youth group days. Oh well. The kids had fun.
|Can you unwrap a Hershey Kiss with one hand? Micah, Landon|
and Rachel were the first to show it is possible.
A fun lesson in Patience. They had to be patient and keep working
to open the "kiss".... but the reward was getting to eat chocolate!
|Another lesson in patience. Playing Cupid's Arrow.|
(A fuller post will follow outlining the game).
Found the idea on line, and let the kids play.
(You have to have patience to try to hit the baskets
with your arrows - the Qtips!)
|A quick Facebook update before heading home. |
Everyone is predicting bad weather tomorrow.
|The church mouse got fed. Ran by to ask Marcia a|
question at youth snack supper and they had left overs...
So I ate! Yum Yum.
|My second home. I really meant to take a pic of the church during|
the daytime, but I got busy and forgot - so here's a snap
on my way out of the parking lot.
|The forecast that caused the kids to be CRAZY tonight|
at MAD+ and Choir.
|Updating the kidz ministry blog from home, to let Upward basketball|
families know the "plan" should we have a snow day on Monday.
|Updating my "Project 365" photos for February.|
I've figured out how to edit the text - so when I print off the
photobook pdf thru the app.
This is just a fun way to document my day - and again
make me stop and rest through a creative outlet.
|Last thing for the day - trying to read from the Bible|
using the YouVersion app. I'm taking the 21 day challenge
trying to read each day.