On Vacation

vacationYesterday, I saw a meme (Google it) that said, “Today, I’m doing nothing. That’s because I started doing nothing yesterday and didn’t finish…and I’m no quitter!” That could be my rallying cry this week! I’m on vacation!

As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, I am entitled to 31 days vacation, including up to 4 Sundays, every year. Notice the way I phrased that- “entitled to”. Those words were carefully chosen. There has probably NOT been a year (unless you count the 6 weeks off for recovery from brain surgery in 2014) that I have taken that much time. And before you chastise me for that fact- I know. I should take all of those days. I know. This year, I will have taken about 3½ weeks when the dust all settles- pretty high for me.

I started this vacation at about 12:30AM Christmas morning- after the 11PM Christmas Eve service was over and I took care of a few things! So, as you read this, I have been on vacation about 2 days so far. And I have done a grand, whopping total of diddly-squat! Well, I guess that’s not true. I just haven’t done “church stuff”!

We had some GREAT family time. Our older son, who lives in Chicago, has been home for  what will be a total of 8+ days! That is the longest stretch of time we have been able to spend with him since he took a week’s vacation to help us move here- 6½ years ago. It has been great. We’ve spent a lot of time together, ate a lot of food, played games and had a great time!

We’ve mostly been laying low. We have watched some movies, with more on the near horizon. We have slept it- which is amazing! We’ve read. Video games have been played. More food. Just…stuff! And it’s been great!

I love what I do. My dad always said, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m pretty darn close to that! No matter WHAT you do- some days are diamonds and some days are stones, to quote that great theologian John Denver. But with what I do, there are very few stones and a WHOLE lot of diamonds! So, to sum up- love my time with my family…and love my job!! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
We continue to focus on the glass being half-full. We continue to embrace each day with grateful thanksgiving. #TheGlovedAvenger #TeamHarris #WarriorOn! #Huzzah! We greatly appreciate your prayers, love and support. Check back regularly or simply subscribe to receive an email every time there is a new post. Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a blessed day. Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with Jesus!

One thought on “On Vacation

  1. Enjoy your time together!! Enjoy the days off and keep up all of the things that are REALLY important in life, Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many people!! I will keep you and yours in prayer.


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