I hope to be coming to an end of a seriously busy couple of months. I’ve been involved in four consecutive weekends away – three as a leader, one as a participant; prepared to run two fair-trade days in a local secondary school; been involved in a number of Easter services and assemblies. This is all in addition to the weekly speaking and pastoral commitments.
I’ve hit a point where I’m physically, emotionally and to some degree spiritually exhausted. So it’s with a sense of relief and excitement that I look at a diary that has a little more blank space in it for the next few weeks. We’ve still got all our weekly activities to prepare for, but in terms of special events, apart from an awards evening, a couple of revision days and a youth service we’ve nothing major for the next six weeks.
My hope is to spend more time praying and reading, time at home with Hannah, and time planning, getting organised; and meeting with volunteers.
How do you ensure extreme periods of busyness are followed and preceded with seasons of calm and quietness?