Happy Humpday! From “The Donut Theory”

We have crazy days in the church office (as noted by Kimmy’s post yesterday) Here is an example of the bad days I had working in the church office.

Good Days; Bad Days

 On a good day, enjoy yourself; on a bad day, examine
your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days
so that we won’t take anything for granted
. Ecclesiastes 7:14

I’m not so sure the author of Ecclesiastes (King David’s son) ever had a bad day. Even if I were to work in total isolation, I could find ways to screw up a project or forget about an important deadline.

My top ten bad days at the office:

10. A child got sick, and I was the only one around to clean up the mess;
9. The family I found to help for Christmas defrauded other churches in the community, too;
8.  My boss confessed that he had been unfaithful to his wife;
7. My favorite pastor/boss (not the same one that had an affair) announced his retirement;
6. I backed into another car in the parking lot at a body repair shop after dropping a co-worker off to pick up her car;
5.  Someone stole my wallet from underneath my desk the week before Christmas;
4. Cutbacks in the budget sent a couple of my co-workers out looking for new jobs;
3.  I failed to read the fine print on a contract that cost the office a lot of money;
2. I ate a bad tuna salad sandwich and spent the rest of the day in the ladies’ room; and
1. Someone ate the last chocolate doughnut I’d been eyeing all morning.

My top good days: All the rest of the days!

Dear Lord, be with us through the bad and good days in the office. Amen.2012-11-09 09.08.38

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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