The Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit kicked off today in Nashville. It’s a fantastic event, championing the cause of the fatherless. Great speakers will take the stage and workshops will be presented by my friends. My Facebook feed is filling with updates from them. It’s a great event and I’m not there – but I’m pretty okay with that.
Today I’m going to watch Ladybug pole vault, take my younger kids shopping at Costco, do math with Sunshine, return some phone calls, and do the things that my keep my family moving along the track. Seeing my daughter fly up and over the bar will be exciting, and the rest of my day will be filled with routine tasks.
There is a pace the Lord wants me to take with ministry, and today I feel a little bit sad that it doesn’t include the Summit. On other hand, travel and time away take a toll on me and my family, so sitting this one out is also just fine.
To all my friends who made it to the Summit,take good notes! I want to hear all about it.
Question: Do you feel the pull to do ministry beyond your family? How do you balance it?
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