Today has been a lazy day. I've spent much of it on the couch playing games and watching movies. It's been a lazy week, really, and I'm not to proud to admit it.
I feel like I'm kind of in a funk right now - like I have been working too hard and I just don't want to anymore. And mostly, I know that's not true - I really haven't been working all that hard, and compared to some people, who labor very hard all day long, I'm hardly working at all. There is a guy in my church who works two jobs and is a lay preacher for another congregation. And there is my dad who works a bazillion hours a week and farms. I don't know how they do it. And in some ways, they really shouldn't be doing it - they are driving their bodies crazy with all that really hard work. (See Thursday's post)
But I'm in a funk, and I need to get out of it. I need to get off my bum and hop to it.
One of my brilliant ideas this evening (late, late this evening) is to go back and post my sermons from the past year. I've started a new blogsite to do so and you can find the link at the top of this blog's page.
As far as what I'm currently preaching on, I'm working on a sermon series that is largely and heavily borrowed from a wonderful little devotional book "Becoming Jesus' Prayer" - so i'm not sure how comfortable I feel posting the texts... I've put my own spin on it of course, but I'm also using large quoted sections in the preached word. Anyone have ideas of how I can gracefully navigate around that one? Do I post it anyways and give the appropriate citation? Do I include only the sections that I have put in my own words, or the pieces where I have taken the chapter in new directions? Do I ask for permission to include their text?