It’s Tuesday morning after a mad dash. You’ve been working on a project for weeks and you’ve hit the finish line. Now you need to decompress. Today your elevator doesn’t reach the top floor. Heck, it never leaves the ground level.
I just completed a big project. I had the privilege of serving on the leadership team for the Faith and Culture Writers Conference last weekend. The conference, held on the Newberg campus of George Fox University, was sold out. The team scrambled to fill volunteer positions, regroup with last-minute adjustments to the schedule, and get the two hundred fifty-plus attendees to large group sessions, lunch, and workshops.
We had the pleasure of hearing back from participants, who loved the conference. I even met one woman who said this was the first time she’d encountered a community of Christian writers. There was so much to celebrate. God opened door after door for those who came.
But at the start of this week, I felt the wind kicked out of my sails. I’d poured myself into planning 24/7 and was exhausted – physically and emotionally.
How do you refuel at a moment like this?
- Eat regularly. Don’t skip meals. Keep up your intake of protein and veggies.
- Devour Papa’s Word. Don’t skip meals at His table. Taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8, NLT).
- Look for humor every day. Today I saw a dog with his head out the window, enjoying the breeze blowing through his loppy, floppy ears. I laughed out loud with sheer joy at the sight. The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy-filled puppies (Psalm 28:7, LHV).
- Journal. Regroup with the Holy Spirit. This morning, I processed events of the last couple of weeks and listened in to the grace-filled godhead table chat. I wrote out Scriptures. Drew pictures. Basked in the love and warmth of the Lord, in a sweet time of intimacy with Him. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer (Psalm 45:1, NIV).
- Chow down on Vitamin C.
- Chow down on Jesus C.
How do you regroup after a big event?
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