Saturday, July 19, 2008

winter of 2008

So I haven't posted in a while. I just bought a bunch of 2nd hand books. I've read them before but I want to own them so I can read them to my kids if I have any!

I wonder sometimes, well quite ofter really, if I'm living up to the goals I set at the start of the year.. Particularly the doing study regularly and getting to know people in the town goals. Study isn't really happening- partly from lack of self discipline, partly because of being really busy with work and my brain just being mush at the end of the day.

I am getting to know people in the town. There were these two chicks I was hanging out or at least seeing a bit regularly a while back but things have sort of evaporated a bit with my being so busy with work or going to Sydney all the time. There were a few months where I went away every fortnight somewhere or other- Sydney, Newcastle, Dubbo, Broken Hill or Swan Hill..

I'm really enjoying the way things are going at the moment but am I supposed to feel guilty about the relationships I haven't been able to keep up? Because I do. I feel as though I'm not being a 'good' missionary. I don't know. When am I doing too little? When is it 'enough'? That seems to me like a really backwards way of looking at the whole thing.

So anyway today I'm hoping to gets some study done. Exegesis to be exact.