Friday, December 31, 2010
My 100th Blog
I'm a numbers person. Most people get upset with the church because they think that clergy only want more numbers - people and money. And I'll let you in on a little secret. We do. We want more people and more money. They are major factors in helping to transform the world - but that's not all we want and that's a blog for a different day.
Todays blog is about the numbers from 2010. It helps me to look at things this way so that I can make 2011 even better. So here's my recap.
30,000 - number of miles I put on my cars for the sake of ministry
2 - number of churches that I can now add as blessings in my life
200 - number of new facebook friends
10 - number of pounds I lost and regained
30 - number of youth that went on confirmation retreats from my churches
1 - number of years my oldest son has left at elementary school
34 - number of blog posts
200 - number of kids at VBS
5 - number of trips I took to the emergency room
3 - number of scars I now have on my body
200 - number of sheets of paper I had to print to turn into the Board of Ordained Ministry
1 - number of times I was happy about wearing red and black in Athens
12 - number of dates I went on with my husband
100 - number of birthday candles that we blew out at our house this year
1 - number of new cars
2 - number of trips to the beach
countless - number of times I really messed up
countless - number of times I've received God's grace
So all in all it was good year. I'm still here. I've got a great family and great jobs.
What's in store for 2011? More of the good stuff. And its all good stuff.
Happy New Year,
The Power of a Good Checklist I love a good checklist. That hormonal rush that comes with checking something off of the list is intoxicating...
A Spiritual Perspective on the Materialism of Christmas Don't Yuck My Yum This has become a very popular phrase among my circle of f...
5 Tips for Worshiping Online as a Family We've all made a pivot. We've adjusted our schedules, our working habits, our eating h...