Monday, October 23, 2006

Sublime to ridiculous and back again.

Sublime: I picked my son up at his friend's house this afternoon and spent a half hour talking with friend's mom about what miracles Jesus has wrought in our lives. I love being able to talk about that stuff with people.

Ridiculous: If a friend ever invites you to be on a board of directors RUN AWAY. Run as if your life depends on it.

I just (10 pm) got back from a very difficult board meeting that started at 6. I am exhausted and upset. And felt that way before the meeting even got going.

So, I came crawling back into the house feeling like the wind had been knocked out of me and sat down to catch my breath and catch up on my bloggy friends and remember, Thank God, that tomorrow is bible study day and I get to sit at another kind of table and wrestle with issues that are, for me, the truly important and relevant ones.

And tonight, before bed, I get to read my psalms, which always manage to put my life issues into perspective. I get to spend time in prayer, which leaves me feeling renewed and at peace and connected to the One I love.

And that, my friend, is sublime.


Ariel said...

I fully support all anti-Board sentiment. Nothing like spinning wheels to spatter mud. :)

Lorna said...

Run as if your life depends on it ... funny that, it probably does :)

Rachel's Big Dunk said...

You two are so right. I actually sent in my resignation letter the next day and found it such a relief. Of course there are ways to minister in any situation, but the Board was about the most draining experience I have ever had.

Now that it is done, I am back to focusing on the important stuff: My kids and husband and family and church...