The Beatles playing on top of Apple Headquarters at 3 Savile Row during their famous “rooftop concert” 1969
Don’t over-commit in your first year.
This fall Ashley and I have been busy. And coordinating two schedules is more difficult than it looks.
For a couple months, we were able to make it work. But as we were getting ready to go to the youth meeting last Sunday, Ashley was on the verge of tears. We hadn’t spent any real quality time together in days.
So we talked and decided we were spreading ourselves too thin—especially as we go through this season of transition. So we’ve re-evaluated our schedule, and we’ve decided that we can no longer help lead youth on Sunday nights.
Sundays are the only day of the week where we’re both off work, and we needed to protect that shared time together.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make. We like investing in the kids and interacting with the other leaders at church. And we felt like flakes quitting halfway through the semester. But a change had to happen, and it was the right change to make.
We kinda learned this lesson the hard way.
So, as you start your life out together, guard your time jealously. There are only so many hours in a week, and the time you spend together—even if it seems like you aren’t doing anything important—is very important.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Perfect ending to a long day
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Our small group celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving! (A couple days early)
Friday, October 10, 2014 - Grand opening
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Seems like our niece was just learning to walk and now she’s already driving!
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Cold, rainy runs make me feel alive.
Monday, October 13, 2014 - Seen while running
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Biggest perk of working at Compassion: Free coffee
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - THESE bees aren’t disappearing.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Borrowed my parents’ hot tub while they were out of town.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - Ashley and I went to Mueller State Park to catch the last of the changing leaves.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Welcomed our new pastor to the church tonight. Glad to have you, Josh!
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Ashley and I went to Happy Apple Farm with my family to pick apples and pumpkins.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - My workspace for the next couple months.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Got to watch the moon rise while running this evening.