Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Five: Deep Breath

View of the NOLA skyline while walking at City Park
Holy Week is catching up to me and breathing down my neck.  For this pastor, there are bulletins to get ready, sermons to prep, and details upon details that are still hanging.  Even this week, this congregation is moving ahead with launching a new ministry:  Welcome, Men's Breakfast Fellowship!  This is a challenging week for me to fill the gap between the last church office maven and the next one.  The opportunities to receive God's mercy never cease!

Today, we are prompted to respond to a RevGalBlogPals Friday Five that invites us to breathe:

This week's Friday Five is simply a moment to BREATHE. Stop and tell us five ways that you "catch your breath" and then move on in the work God calls you to do.

Thank you, Deb, for this one.

Here are five ways that I take a deep breath when I need to.  And I need to.
  • Take a walk
  • Phone a loved one
  • Drink herb tea
  • Let the tears come
  • Stop and actually take some deep breaths
My own personal BONUS du jour:  I came into the office very early today.  Unprompted by anything except that I was here early and he knows how much I love coffee, the church custodian, who is a gem of a person, offered to make me a few cups.  That brand of kindness is what makes the tears flow. Thank you, Michael!


Deb said...

Love your simple reminder... that God loves to meet us over that small cuppa, made by a thoughtful co-worker, or just at the microwave.

Thanks for playing! :)

PrJoolie said...

Great story. Here's to energy for all of us!

Elaine (aka...Purple) said...

Sometimes it is the little things that make such a big difference.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story

Wendy said...

Tears. I'm trying to think of them as a gift, but there's a lot of unlearning in that. Thanks for this.