Good morning! It's above zeroF at the moment (5:25 AM). That's surprising. I thought I saw a forecast for another ten below morning. I guess I won't have to wear my insulated bibs when I head over to the bus garage. Long johns will be enough.
Days fly by. All told, morning and afternoon, I spend about 4 hours doing my bus driving job. As to my "church" work, there are the practical and immediate tasks, conversations, planning and advance preparations that go on every day. Plus, of course, there are always personal and family things that need to be taken care of. Yesterday, for example, we spent two hours with our health insurance agent. Fortunately Toni takes care of most of the "Christmas shopping" and other things needed for our family celebration. That's coming up in about 10 days. Yikes.
What ends up requiring the most time is deeper spiritual and intellectual work that I need to do to be a helpful spiritual leader for Crossroads church. One of the things I've been doing over the past week or so is prayer and in depth personal study connected with what our "Church Study Group" is looking at. We're looking at a book the Reimagining Church book that I've mentioned before on this blog. And what I'm doing is to study a "review" of that book and the responses that the Reimagining Church author has given to those critiques. That's important for spiritual discernment, something that I find to be central to my work.
Time to get those long johns on and hit the road. I need to be in my car and on my way to Dassel before 6:10. Have a good day.