Today our church was a polling location. People in and out all today exercising their right to vote.
The polls open early. Really early.
County election officials would need access by 5:45am.
I offered to open the building. Our Executive Pastor told me that was fine as long as I promised to leave by 2:30pm.
I half-heartedly agreed.
I didn’t mind getting up early. I’m a morning person by nature and I got a lot accomplished in the quiet morning hours.
My commute was easier than ever. There’s not a lot of other traffic on the road at 5:00am.
I was going about my day and feeling productive – knocking several things off my to-do list – when our Executive Pastor appeared in my doorway.
“Time to go home!”
“I have things to do.”
“They will still be here tomorrow. Go home.”
“But I like it here.”
“I’m glad. Go home.”
He told our Lead Pastor who agreed with him.
“The Great and Powerful Oz has spoken. Go home.” (Yes, he referred to our Lead Pastor as The Great and Powerful Oz.)
excommunicated? (no…that’s too strong)
I packed up my laptop and “to-do” folder and headed out the door.
It really was a nice afternoon. I was able to pick my son up at school, take him out for ice cream and have dinner on the table when my husband got home.
So…you’ve read this far…how does this relate to church management software, and progress, and processes?
As I sit here this evening and everyone is winding down, I have several data entry lists in front of me and I am getting caught up on a few projects. Because – although he escorted me out of the building – the software is cloud based.
[I love the people I get to work with, love our church, and love what I get to do. In an earlier blog post I wrote about listening to others – allowing others to speak into your life. Today was one of those days and I’m grateful every day that God has me at this place.]