This Saturday, I am speaking at a men’s retreat sponsored by an A.M.E. Church my family and I used to attend. Then on Sunday, I am preaching at New Life Fellowship. I’ve finished writing my teaching for the men’s retreat, but I still have lots of work to do on Sunday’s sermon (from Galatians 4:21-31). On top of all this, my 14-year-old is graduating from Middle School tomorrow night, our small group is having a little get-together at our house Friday evening, and both boys are performing in a piano recital on Saturday afternoon (I’ll drive straight from the retreat to the recital). As if this wasn’t enough, my mother-in-law will be spending the weekend with us. I drive up to Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon to pick her up.
Fortunately, the school year is over and I have officially begun my summer break, so I have time on my hands.
But, pray for me, please. This sermon is not coming together quickly, and I’m already having trouble concentrating. I also need some time to think deeply and pray about Saturday’s retreat. Finally, I desperately need grace to deal with my high-maintenance mother-in-law.
I probably won’t be writing any more here until things settle down, either Sunday night or Monday, but please pray for me in the meantime.