Wow! I can hardly believe the Lord's Day is finally here. And as I sit here with the hair on the back of my neck pushing over my starched collar I can't help thinking about the wide range of responsibility that kept me from going to the barber this past week.
From worship planning and sermon writing to retreat attendance and presbytery meeting to webinar watching and ministry planning to pastoral responsiveness and the joy of discussions with the Deacons this has been one full week. Too full, in fact, to find a time to visit my Barber Tom at the Varsity Barbers. And even as I sit here and wonder if anyone will ask, "When are you getting that hair cut?" As church folk have done in previous calls, I can't help but give thanks for the many responsibilities entrusted to my care and the wonder of God's blessings in my life.
For no matter how busy I get, ministry in Twin Falls is never boring and that is truly a gift that I give thanks for every day. And, in the midst of all the planning and meetings and conversations, I at least found the time to schedule a haircut for Tuesday morning. So thank God for small miracles!
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