On this particular Sunday I made a decision to not go to church. Before you call me a heathen or backslider let me explain. I serve in two ministries at my church and what is a worship service to others becomes a job to me. Depending on my needs I will adapt my physical presence.
- If I want to attend services as a regular person, I'll attend service without my uniform. I will help my team if needed.
- If need an uninterrupted worship experience I'll hide in the balcony with the sound booth team.
- If I am tired, in physical pain or need quiet time away from the masses I'll watch from my bed via iPad.
Sundays are a day where I eat what I want within reason. So I decided to go on an impromptu date. I stopped by Best Buy and purchased a new fitness tracker to replace my broken one. Next I went to my favorite jewelry store so my three LeVian pieces could get their six month check up. Then I went to Starbucks where I had a waffle cone frappuccino and cranberry scone and paid with my iPhone like a pro. My mentee showed me how! ;-) I sat for two and a half hours nursing my drink and handwriting future blog post.
For dinner I drove to Panera Bread where I enjoyed a strawberry poppyseed salad, a bowl of chicken wild rice soup and a cup of water. Umm, so good...
In between eating and writing I watched a two-year-old in a lilac sundress do her version of a Texas two-step near my table. Oh to be that age again! Next she slow danced to a song* I was unfamiliar with. I admired her boldness and freedom. Little did I know I would be doing a dance weeks later when I quit my job. Dance on baby girl, dance on!
* I found out later that song was "Let The Monkey Ride" by The James Hunter Six. Check it out on YouTube.
Question: When was the last time you stepped out your comfort zone and did something alone?
Scripture: Mark 1:35