Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HA!

I checked out some organize-your-life book the other day from the library. I do this occasionally -- thinking that there's a system out there that will help me manage what I do in a more productive, healthy way. Some of the work better than others, and all of them have something that I can take to heart and incorporate somehow into my life.

This one, though, encouraged me to track my interruptions. I realize this is a common thing, not unique to this book or author. And yet, as I've known before and believe strongly today -- nearly all I do is interruptions.

Today I've had no fewer than 10 -- ranging from assistance calls to singing parishioners in the hallway to a request for a headshot of my colleague and me for an unspecified purpose. Of course, we'd be happy to pose for a picture.

But when my sermon is less than stellar... can I just read the list of interruptions that I'm tracking? Yeah, I didn't think so.

6 comments:

Wyldth1ng said...

Why not?
I am sure there is some point you could make out of it.

more cows than people said...

oh my goodness... i can't imagine tracking my interruptions. wow.

P.S. an after-thought said...

I interrupt myself, so I'd be no role model. Not kidding either. But there is something to be said for being away from the office or having some kind of signal, like a closed door.

RevHRod said...

The problem with the interruptions is that so often that's where we are needed the most. And yes, there is probably a sermon in that. Something related to some day when Jesus got interrupted by some goof who needed a head shot of him and Peter.....

Backwoods Rev said...

A sermon theme for this Sunday is 'when God changes your plans.'
I suppose a tag to that could be:
When God interrupts your plans...

I've found those are the best Gospel miracle stories... happening on the way to somewhere!

LadyBurg said...

I remember Senior Pastor quoting Nouwen (I think) saying that ministry is often done in the interuptions. I've found that to be true - sometimes. Other times they are just interuptions.