Busy Weekend

Well, beyond::afterhours went really well.  We had 35 students out and we rocked the dodgeball pretty hard.  FYI, for all youth pastors out there,  dodgeball is the easiest event ever.  Loads of fun and easy set up and clean up and all around awesome. So that was my friday evening.  I was pretty tired after wards, and it was a great time, connecting with students and being able to chat with some of the parents too.

Then on saturday, we had to move a bunch of our youth ministry stuff from esperance, to our creekside campus.  So we did that, easy cheese, but Kathy called me and told me that Judah was diarrhea-tacular. So that added to the adventure of the day.  That evening Don, our senior pastor, and Kathy’s Dad, came over to get Kathy’s professional medical opinion on whether or not he should go to the ER for some heart stuff. He ended up going, and spending a few hours there.  And I ended up preaching on Sunday.

So I stayed up a little later than I would have liked and woke up early to prepare, I worked with don’s notes and had to put them in my voice.  That was fun.  It went well for short notice and working with Don’s notes as my template.  There was a lot that could have been better, but it is what it is.

After church Younglife Opendoor had a bowl-a-thon fundraiser that I went to and hung out at for a bit.  They raised a ton of money so that was great.

Afterwards I went home and crashed.  I don’t know the last time I’ve slept so hard and was so physically drained.   Even after I woke up, I just wanted to lay on the couch and do nothing.  The crazy crazy thing is that when I take great naps during the day, I usually can’t sleep at night.  But I slept so good.  Man I was tired.  I feel good today though.

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One thought on “Busy Weekend

  1. Don’t you just love the fast life? To quote Switchfoot, “before I die I wanna burn out bright.” I think that is the mantra of youth ministry.

    Seriously, you are a great leader, and your church is blessed to have you.

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