Daughter is definitely improving. She's calling me less, and when she does call, she's happier. There's much less drama, and I am very grateful. I get more done when she's stable. Daughter continues to insist that she wants to move. I've told her we'll talk about that when she's healed. I'm hoping and praying she'll decide she can stay where she is.
Last week was very busy at the church. Things here are going really well. Worship attendance is growing, and we have a number of visitors who are becoming regulars. Some of them will join-- we're having a new members class this Sunday following worship.
On Wednesday, I'll be leaving for a retreat/seminar on spiritual practices and reinvigorating local congregations. I think we are getting reinvigorated. Last year we set up for 60 people for the monthly fellowship meal following worship. This fall, we upped the number to 80, and I think we'll add another 10 come January. Not everyone stays for the fellowship meal. Last year we averaged 85 in worship. Our average since September is over 100.
I continue to have to evaluate priorities and how I'm spending my time. I'm no longer going to everything. Last week I was at the church every day, so I'm glad I'll be out of the office a few days this week.