Monday, October 2, 2017
TAKING A LOT MORE TIME THAN I THOUGHT
Today I made the second investment in this project that, as the title suggests, is taking more time than I thought it would. Over the past 6 years, I've been the story lady or more specifically Grandma Goodstory for the 3 & 4-year-olds at Sunday School at the church. But I did decide that last year was my last year and now I'm putting together all the written stories, props, object lesson materials, puppets and their costumes, etc. so that those who fulfill the duties of telling the stories would have some materials to refer to in the process of preparing the Bible Story Lessons. In addition, over the 6 year period, I did 120 poster size illustrations for the class and had them laminated so they would last. That's all well and good but now I have to number them with a corresponding key so that someone can find what they might need. What a job, daunting, to say the least! So I'm hoping that in a few more Sundays I may have them arranged in such a way that someone could find what story cards go with what story, have them numbered and keyed, and they can be a good teaching tool. Wish me luck, or should I say, pray for me.
By Patty Lynn
Now wasn’t it supposed to be that Sunday was for rest
Assuming that you gave & gave to work, your very best?
It didn’t matter if you had a job outside the home,
Or if you were retired, or married, widowed or alone…
You had a list of things you did at home or at the office,
Or if you were called “self-employed” or answered to some bosses.
The point is you’re a doer, you accept, there’s nothing to it.
While others need directions and a roadmap, you just do it.
So every week you’ve got a lot of things you must complete.
There really is no let-up, you accomplish and it’s sweet!
But then here comes the weekend and for many that means fun,
A movie or a game of pool, “Hey, drinks for everyone!”
At least that’s how we hope it goes when we put in our time.
The week is jam-packed, full of tasks, indeed, an uphill climb.
But Saturday’s reserved for home, some catch-up things to do,
And then the “Day of Rest” is here, it’s Sunday, just for you.
But when you take on way too much, agree to give away...
Your time and talent to design an ease-of-handling way,
Then you can bet your Sunday’s shot and many more besides…
‘Cause it takes time to make it right, you just can’t let it slide.
But when you’re done, although you’re spent, you reap a great reward.
That’s when you say that it was worth the effort that you poured...
Into the time it took to make a system they can use,
For when you give yourself, your time, you get more than you lose.