Except that I may be facing some weirdness from one or more adults. This should be a subject for a separate post (filtered). Suffice it to say that 95% of all youth-ministry-related problems are adult-generated. I had a conversation with one adult that just, well, made me tired. I'll have to deal with this later, but for now, I'm declaring an evening of holiday from ministry.
After lunch, I toodled down to Lynnville for the Eagle Court of Honor of a young man who was barely in school when I left there. His older brother (who is getting married this summer) was one of my Boy Scouts. He apparently remembers me well, and his mother certainly does. I enjoyed visiting old church/scouting friends. And, they had deer summer sausage and cheese at the reception afterward (how Atkins-friendly is that?).
I decided to push myself to go to the Court of Honor instead of napping on the couch because I needed it. I have been feeling exhausted, friendless, useless, etc. Someone offered to remind me that I was loved. I couldn't NOT go. And it was great. I did some things very, very right in that pastorate. Some very fine young men and their families were greatly affected by what I did there, and I have a place in their hearts forever.