tr.v. sal·vaged 1) To save from loss or destruction. 2) To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use. Welcome to the blog of Rev. Katie Z. Dawson, United Methodist elder and Field Coordinator for Imagine No Malaria.
WHEREAS, my change in job has caused some stress in my family life
WHEREAS, stability is sometimes more important than flexibility
WHEREAS, I need to remember this job is a marathon, not a sprint
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I will prayerfully (and with consulatation from my husband) discern my schedule in the future – especially planned time away
LET IT FUTHER BE RESOLVED, that I will ask for help when I need it, delegate where I can, and remember that giving 100% to this work is often about empowering other people to serve as well.
WHEREAS, being on the road has meant less time for self care
WHEREAS, I need to serve God with mind, soul and BODY
WHEREAS, health requires sleep and exercise and good food.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I am giving up fast food.
LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED, that I will exercise 4x/week.
WHEREAS, in extension ministry I am without a church home
WHEREAS, I took opportunities this fall to travel on weekends and rest from the Sunday routine in one particular church
WHEREAS, the discipline kind of requires that I find a church
WHEREAS, it is good for my soul to worship with others on a regular basis and not just sporadically with different folks
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I will find a church home by the end of January.
WHEREAS, I have lost my weekly bible study group in Marengo.
WHEREAS, I am not preaching every Sunday and therefore not doing regular textual study, either.
WHEREAS, regular time with the scriptures is good for my mind and my spiritual life.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I will have coffee every week with a good friend of mine and the Bible