Time Suckers 2.0

Beep. Beep. Beep. Goes my husbands phone all day. All night. He is a pastor. It's his job to help lead people in their journey with Jesus. I love him doing what God specifically called him to do. I love how organically and brilliantly he does it. I love that people trust him enough with their hearts to call him anytime. I do not however, like people who attempt to suck all of his sparse free time. I do not like that when he is pastoring his most important flock, his family, it gets interrupted by a time sucker. He is wonderful at turning it off to focus in and be present. I suppose I am feeling disrespected that his personal, recharging time is not always honored. I want to guard him even though he is perfectly capable of doing so himself. Of course if something truly pressing comes up, I would be the first one to push him out the door. A five minute phone call, a few texts, a short visit are all welcome. My husband gets one day off a week. I just want this one day to be together.

This is our life. This is what God has called our whole family to. I love it. It is a complete, heart-filled honor to serve my Father in such an intimate, life-giving way. I love the community aspect of it all. I suppose I am just human, I get irritated, I get frustrated. My husband freely, wholeheartedly, and loving offers himself to others whenever they need him. I just need him to myself sometimes. Is that so much to ask? Don't disrespect his time and our sons time because you have all the time in the world. Here comes the eye roll from my husband after he reads this ;) ... Sorry honey- this is my blog. I can say what I want. ;)

In short, we invite you into our lives in a real, honest way. We invite communication, quality time, laughter and tears with you. Contact us anytime you like, really. This post is for those few and far between who rudely demand, disrespect and suck as much time and attention as possible at every chance possible. We all know some of those people. We all need to be cognizant and value pastors everywhere with some personal time on occasion. Their job is their life and they are always on. They are human. Give them the gift of refreshment occasionally to just be with their family. If you need us- we are the first ones to be there. Gladly. So- if they don't answer your call or text within 15 minutes- ask yourself if it can wait until tomorrow.

PS. I wrote this post in January. I just had to publish it today. I need to get it off my chest. People who think the only way to have a relationship is to manipulate, cut down, steal hours upon hours, and suck someone who is trying to serve you's love dry need to take a look in the mirror. You are not the only person in the world. Stop languishing dude. Look to Jesus not man to fill that void you have. I could go on and on. Maybe I'll just go find a punching bag....


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