I have spent 4-5 hours every day for the past week reading blogs by other youth ministers. I don’t know why. I don’t particularily like to read, although I am growing more fond of it as I’m reading material that I’m actually interested in.
One thing that I really like about reading these blogs is the sense of community that I feel. I feel like I’m not alone in the ministry. Sometimes it’s easy to feel that way. Today I was feeling particularily discouraged because my students really want us to get bigger and do “huge things” like go to Mexico or have a huge conference (things that “first baptist does”!).
Anywho, if you are reading this, please pray for me :) I have 2 and a half weeks left of my “break” before I start up the semester again. I have 18 hours full of some of the most difficult classes I will ever take, along with “part-time” ministry (let’s be real, there’s no such thing as part-time), and another job. This next few weeks, I need to get serious and plan out my year as much as possible, as well as start on some exegeticals that I know I will have to write.
I know this post is random, but hey, it’s 2:00 am and I have been consistently staying up this late for the past week. Probably because I’ve been reading all these blogs. See! It all connects!
Blessings, love, and sleep,
ps, isn’t it weird to say that we are in 2011? weird.