As the school year was winding down, I started to have this familiar feeling that my life was, once again, slipping out of control. Trying to get all the end of the year responsibilities accomplished, gearing up for summer programing, connecting with returning college kids, made it in credibly easy to sacrifice my normal rhythms and be busy with no rest in sight.
What I found to be so challenging was that I really enjoyed everything that I was doing. In fact I didn’t feel over worked, I felt like it was killing it professionally. But every passing day, the hint that I was running a 100 miles an hour in a hundred different directions was getting louder and louder. That hint was that besides my job, I am also a husband and a father.
Ministry + Family = Hectic Life
And now that my kids are getting older, they actually need more from me. They have sports and their own social lives and their own end of school activities. This added chaos combined with my work schedule, made me feel like my family was running around like a chicken with their head cut off.
Then I came across Patrick Lencioni‘s new book, The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family at a conference and bought it immediately. Who knew there would be a book that would help me navigate my life by asking 3 simple questions.