This Week’s Recap

What a week. Somehow, June morphed into July and here we are, in the seventh month of 2009. Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Steve McNair are dead (along with quite a few non-celebrities, but as I keep telling Shannon, people die every day…)

Here’s a quick look back:

  • I had a great meeting after church with a crowd of our PCC production team and musicians. We formally announced a new ministry plan that we hope to launch in a month that involves some major restructuring, auditions (gasp!), and the next step in this ministry adventure. Great meeting, although the implementation is slowed by the lack of progress in our building…
  • …but we did see incremental progress this week, as the plans were finally released to us late on Thursday. We should have a building permit in place this week and hopefully the way will be cleared for work to resume soon!
  • Sydni decided – spur of the moment – to join Mom and Dad on a quick run to Emerald Isle. She took a friend. I’m envious. They’ll be back Tuesday.
  • I worked out twice, which is better than not at all. Both were good, hard, sweaty work-outs.
  • I had a little bit of personal time and a good staff meeting experience with this guy. Doug Murren is a consultant/pastor/Very Wise Man who never ceases to impact me with his ability to read a situation and offer pertinent ideas and suggestions.
  • Shannon got her hard copy driver’s license on Wednesday. The judge gave a 25-minute sermon before he handed each student their license. It was actually very powerful.
  • Had a planning meeting about this event. We’re partnering with Saint Paul’s Baptist Church to help host the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. It’s going to be AWESOME. If you’re in the Richmond area, you really should consider attending.
  • Offered an invitation to an incredibly bright and talented college student to spend the remainder of his summer break interning for us in Worship Arts and Communication. I’m thrilled about the mutual benefits of this partnership.
  • Feeling like I’m in a new season of adjustment; eldest daughter gone for the summer (and doing great!), kids keeping busy…I’m craving domesticity and settling. Thinking a lot about the future.
  • Read this book and cried my eyes out. I had no idea it would affect me so greatly. I sobbed.
  • Enjoyed the fourth of July quietly. Not feeling up to a party or a crowd; staying home, alone, and that’s absolutely fine.

It was a good week. I am grateful.