It got me thinking about the many hats I wear. Like most women and most writers, I have quite a collection. Writer, teacher, speaker, pastor, artist, musician and worship leader, mother and grandmother... the list goes on. It seems, sometimes, that crossing one item off my to do list only means I must jump right into the next task. Right now, I'm thinking about a speaking engagement coming up in two weeks, a dinner theatre commitment two days after that, and our major production just one month after that. All the while, other obligations continue to need attention and my day job keeps me on my toes from 8 am until 5 each weekday. Now that May is here, I feel I can safely look forward to summer vacation and a break!
Then I stop and think about that for a minute and have to say a quick prayer of repentance. I don't want to wish my life away, busy as it is. I relish each new day and want to embrace every opportunity, challenge and accomplishment. Sure, it's a busy life, but I find much fulfillment in all that I do. Add to that, I have good health and my family.
Colossians 3: 23 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." This is good advice to live by, no matter how many hats you wear.
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My class is performing 'Knights of the Rad Table' by Pat Lydersen. It's a fun, Monty-Python-esque take on King Arthur's story. I dug out an old pattern I had used before in a Robin Hood production to make a few medieval hats. (You can see I still have two to finish.)