I know it is trite, but I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. Creating a life of constant movement is so life-giving for me, but when I step out of it even for a a few days, trying to get back into the swing makes me feel like the awkward kid on the playground trying to get the rhythm of double-dutch. Plus, someone missed the memo and the worker elves did not show up to take care of all the church stuff, the house stuff, the personal stuff, etc. Gosh darn those elves!
So as I sat paralyzed most of the day thinking that my ministry and life "piles" were GINORMOUS, I kept repeating to myself the quote that I have at the end of my eMails,
“Peace it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
I kept saying that to myself as I gave myself permission to vacation a little more and find some peace.