My mornings are not important to anyone else. I realize that; but to let you know what I do as a pastor, and a School Bus driver of the mornings – Here goes…
My alarm goes off around 3:15 a.m. I get up do the necessary things before dressing, then proceed to make some coffee. I get my computer turned on. Then I take my Bible, my journal and set down at the kitchen/dining table; and I read a portion of Scripture (usually 2 – 5 chapters) to hear what God has to say to me today. I spend a few minutes speaking to Him as well.
By the time I am through with my Bible reading the coffee is ready and I pour me a cup, mixed with a packet of Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Sensations hot chocolate mix. Yum. Then I begin writing in my journal. You can read some of what I wrote in today’s writing at this link
After I have written in my paper notebook, journal; I come and do some post for our Church blog, and my Bible Study blog called BROKEN PIECES. By the time I am finished with that it is about time for me to leave for the bus garage. I do watch a bit of Fox and Friends before leaving, and clean up my coffee pot.
I leave the house around 5:15 a.m. arrive at the bus garage around 5:45, pre-trip my bus, and leave on my route around 6:05 a.m. It is an amazing drive. I get to drive approximately 25 minutes before I pick up my first stop. From then on into school there is much talk, screaming sometimes, laughter, playing [not supposed to]; no more quiet time.
I arrive at he High School drop off about 7:45 a.m. then the Elementary about 7:50 a.m. Then, that part of my morning is over. Following the route this morning I went with some of the other drivers to the Primary Cafeteria for biscuits and gravy for breakfast; instead of coming home.
When I get home I check emails, facebook, my blogs for comments and such; but most of all I try and spend the time preparing sermons for Sunday mornings and evenings.
Today I am scheduled for an activity trip taking the soccer team to Springfield, MO. I am blessed to be doing a work which I thoroughly enjoy; being a pastor, and a school bus driver too.
A Blessed and sunny day along the banks of Flat Creek.