Today is the first day of the rest of my lif….errr vacation! I’m really excited to have two weeks off, and I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. I know many ministers who don’t take their time off consecutively, but I really need to do that in order to fully unwind, decompress, etc. In fact, I make sure my 14 days run from a Monday through two Sundays. That way, I don’t have to do any active sermon preparation for two weeks. It really makes for a relaxing time.
My wife thinks it takes about three days for me to stop worrying about not having something to worry about. So, I guess I’m in the “cool-down” stage of my vacation today through Wednesday.
We’ll be leaving town on Friday on our way to Sea World in San Antonio and then on to Corpus Christi. My four year old daughter already has her map printed out and is planning our itinerary. I’m hoping to get my hands on some good books to read during my down time. Maybe I’ll post some comments if I come across anything interesting.
Take time to be holy; vacation oft with thy Lord! 🙂