The real countdown is getting going. I have just 3 sermon to write until my maternity leave. They are getting harder and harder. My creativity and ability to focus, to read into the Scripture for the Word for our community now, is just drying up completely. My sermon from two weeks ago turned out OK, I guess, but it was HORRID to write. It was worse than pulling teeth, ended up in a format I don't usually write or like (it had distinct POINTS, like "First...", "Second...", "Third..." Where did THOSE come from?).
I'm off this week becaues of continuing education, but I'm back on May 2nd and already working on it to get the bulletin done before I leave town. This one is likely to again have 3 points, and (get this cheese-factor) might be based on an acronym. What has gotten into me?
My coach has warned me that when I come back from maternity leave I need to cut myself some slack on the sermons I write. I hear her, and I'll try to do it. However, I don't think I was prepared for the need for slack already. Oh my. Well, I guess it's just 3 sermons. I'm almost there.