31 Days

Pause. (#write31days-Day 5)

I am very thankful to have a flexible job schedule. I don’t work 9-5, which has it’s advantages and disadvantages.

One of the advantages is that I can go out in the middle of the day to run an errand, go to a doctor’s appointment or grab coffee with a friend.

Routines are great and something that I wish were more consistent for me, but sometimes they need to be broken in order for meaningful interaction to occur.

Working at a church, interruptions are welcome because they mean that I am connecting with an individual or family that desires for a need to be filled or, more often than not, are blessing me with the conversation.

Today I am thankful for the pause in my day to go spend time with a friend I hadn’t caught up with in awhile. It reminded me that relationships need to be nurtured on a regular basis and are worth taking a break with the work, because it will always be there.

Today’s break in routine gives me hope that I will take advantage of pausing more often to be renewed and refreshed in friendships.





  • Kim

    Hmm… You have caused me to Pause.

    Interestingly enough, I too work at a church and do not have traditional hours. Flexibility allows me to pick up my daughter and still make a meeting.

    Interruptions though, are usually stressful for me. In the back of my mind is the concern of time and deadlines. I want to view those conversations as an extension of ministry. And I used to. But the current conditions and situation mean extra duties and too many complaints.

    That being said, I still have windows I can plan around, to meet a friend, rejuvenate. Thanks.

    • emily

      Glad you also enjoy the flexibility of working at a church. I resonate with your perception of interruptions as well, but I try to keep the big picture of connecting people to Jesus, in mind as some of them are challenging.

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