Monday, March 16, 2009

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I facilitated two sessions of the same seminar this weekend. The presenter was the author of a book on changing the way churches approach stewardship. He expressed dismay at the low turn out we had compared to other conferences. Some of the circumstances that contributed to this low turnout were beyond my control since I didn't schedule it (on the first weekend of Spring break)... However, I was responsible for the PR and am second guessing how I could have done things differently (better).

I'm supposed to be off this week, but I have to go in and tie up a few loose ends from the seminar and set my voice mail and email to out of office. I forgot to do that on Friday. I am working on finding a way to let go of this "woulda shoulda coulda" thinking and enjoy my week off.

As I type, I'm realizing not all my anxiety this morning is from the seminar. Part of the problem is I've been so busy right up through yesterday evening, I don't have any firm plans for my time off. Part of it is I have lots of stuff to do that is not directly work related but feels like work.

Lord, help me make Sabbath time this week. It will be so easy to get caught up in all the little to do things that I will go back to work next week just as tired as I am today. Pour your Spirit of peace in over and through me Lord. Keep me close to you. Amen.


DogBlogger said...

Praying you get some wonderful Sabbath time.

SpookyRach said...

Thought of y'all recently when Katie was worried that she wouldn't make the track team. (I'm used to little schools where they FORCED kids on the track team. No one WANTED to do it. haha!) Hope your son is still doing well with his running.

And here's hoping you chuck it all and have a great week off! No worrying!

mid-life rookie said...

ManBoy is still enjoying track - running J.V. Hurdles and occasionally the 4X400 relay. No falls on the hurdles in meets so far this year. He has workouts this week even though he's on spring break. This is what will help me be disciplined to go to the Y. Drop him off for practice and go to Y - or perhaps he'll drop me off at the Y and go to practice.