Mandy's Musings

Monday, February 18, 2008

A bad day to start my MT&D diary homework

In year 2 of the Ministry Training and Development 'After College Training' for those in full time ministry, one of the tasks we have to do is to log, in 15 minute blocks, how we spend our day for 7 consecutive days. I decided that there was no time like the present, so diligently pulled out my log this morning and began.

But with only 4 hours sleep, and a very busy Monday, I am beginning to think that it was a very bad day to start. There is no obvious code to describe: 'have a mini-meltdown because you are tired and stressed and if anyone else asks you anything else you will stop coping!'. And even more annoying when you realise that event fits within one of the 15 minute slots ... it doesn't even get a whole one to itself.

Note to self: God is in control. It is Jesus who upholds the universe. Take some time to stop and remember all the good things he has done and what a privledge it is to serve him. And work out who you need to call in the morning to apologise in person for your ungraciousness.

A passage I need to constantly remember is Col 1:15-20:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything, he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.


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    By Blogger michael jensen, at Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:15:00 am  

  • Oh Mandy! I found that hilarious, that if you got asked one more thing you would stop coping. I think for most mums with small kids, that is a daily occurrence. For instance, if Jemima asks me if she can have a peach ONE MORE TIME TODAY, I AM GOING TO SCREAM! (Because I have already told her about five times that she can't have one until Friday.) Of course, I'm sure that you weren't being asked such trivial things as having one more peach, but the image of you losing it resonated...

    By Blogger Melissa, at Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:15:00 pm  

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