It's VBS week...that's Vacation Bible School, for those who are curious. Not for the church that I am employed with but for the church down the street and around the corner. A couple of years ago I was asked to lead music for them. I said sure and have been doing so ever since. It's always fun to see how other groups run their programs, helps keep the creativity flowing. I also enjoy the fact that all I do is lead the band. That's it. I play 3 songs at the beginning, 2 songs at the end and am done. This year they have increased the song load, so we have wound up doing 4 songs at the beginning and 3 at the end. Not a big deal, it's fun.
As fun as that is, the reality always strikes me about this time during the week that I still have my regular job to do. Morning VBS really wreaks havoc with my schedule! My usual schedule allows me to have most mornings free, seeing as how I work a lot of evening hours. VBS means I have to be at neighbor church at 8:30am. Today, I went from VBS, to work church for a staff meeting, to a lunch with K and Creative Guy, to work church and then to the beach with the youth groups. Really, not a bad afternoon, but I left my house at 8:10am and arrived home at 8pm...to a house that had been closed up all day long, it was 86 degrees inside, and plants that needed attention. Yeah, VBS messes with my schedule. But it sure is fun!