I love this song (I am a big country fan), "What I Love about Sundays". Craig Morgan has some great ones. They feel like real life.
Another successful Sunday - I went to church :) Although I still struggle with staying in my comfy bed, I got up and went with only moderate hesitation. I wouldn't mind nearly as much if we were allowed to take coffee in with us. That would be so nice. I may put that in the suggestion box!
Sundays reading were about shepherding sheep. I found them interesting. I was also able to apply it to my life. I did not realize this, but the Priest pointed out that, the readings are written for the human mind - because Jesus knows how our minds work. I nodded. That wasn't anything I had ever put together before. He spoke of Jesus being the Shepard and caring for his flock but he also spoke of us being shepherds. We need to lead, guide, teach and care for our flock - the people directly and indirectly in our lives.
He also talked about church being a weekly mini retreat - which was cool because because that is exactly what I was thinking when I posted last weeks entry, The Journey to God. He said that it is a time to reflect about the week past and to remind us to look at the big picture. He spoke of making a list and dividing our list into columns that could show us where we spend our time, in our actions and in our intentions. We may intend to do things for others but somehow loose time. I thought about my list. I actually wrote it down. IT went something like this: Brayden, shower, Brayden, Brayden, school, work, bills, Brayden, laundry, paint furniture, take pictures, Family, Mike, edits pictures, shopping (of course there is always time for that), ... you get the idea. Very little of that has anything to do with giving back, donating time, church, ect. Hmmm. I have in my mind that after I retire I will do mission work. And to be honest, I don't have time for mission work now... I would LOVE to but, I have bills to pay. But, there are a lot of things I could do that wouldn't deprive me of huge amounts of time. So, I am going to do some brainstorming. I would actually like it to be 'photo' related because that is where I am comfortable. So, I have some things in mind but have to kick it around a little more. The funny part is, it always comes back to time.... I don't have enough of it. However, I actually calculated it out with my list of what my week looks like... and, I have 11 spare hours... 11!!! What?? What am I doing?? I don't even have cable - I don't have TV shows that I watch.... so, what am I doing? So, I no longer can use that as an excuse.
So, I may look to you all for some feedback. Because I feel that photos are so important - I was thinking about providing photos to people in difficult times. A few thoughts come to mind... NICU. Children's Hospitals. Hospice care. Families that can't afford photos. I am not really sure where to go with it but, would love to hear any suggestions you might have. So, feel free to comment and let me know what you think! I am all ears!