One of the things I miss the most about life before ministry is getting to have a normal weekend. While I get two days off in a row it is not the same two days as the rest of the world which makes doing anything social really difficult. Saturday night I need to be in early, Sunday I am spent after church. Three day weekends take vacation time. Most of the time I am ok with this but today I am feeling it as we have had visitors all summer and it would have been nice to have a weekend with them.
Today I am grateful for all the joy life in ministry brings even if there are trade offs.