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Passion Week: Saturday

If you are in a minister’s home this day could be the day you are starting your weekend services OR it’s the day you are relaxing before the marathon of services tomorrow OR just getting ready for one big service.  Today I will be celebrating our daughter’s third birthday.  We are having her party early in the day then attending our first Easter service later tonight.  The thought of moving Harper’s party occurred to us but we decided to make it work.  We agreed that it was still her birthday and the church calendar doesn’t have to mess up her birthday party.  It will be a jam-packed day, but it’s not our first jam-packed day and it won’t be our last.

Be warned, I have changed this post from what I originally planned.  Good Friday I attended the last of the Passion Week lunches our church has hosted all week.  The key verse for Friday was John 19:30 when John says, “When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”  Our pastor was speaking on the “it is finished,” part but the part that grabbed me most was, “He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”

So often we go and go and go until we are absolutely depleted of all energy.  We get so wrapped up in the comings and goings we forget to bow our heads and give up our spirit.  Like I said when this series started this is a busy week for ministry homes and ministry wives are sometimes left with the scheduling of childcare, pick up times, coordinating outfits, and don’t forget everyone has to eat too.  Take some time today to have fun with your flock and bow your head and give up your spirit.

…Sunday is coming…

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