This is the third time since 2010 that I have been privileged to fill in our church office. I am so thankful that I am able to pop in and keep our church running like a well oiled machine.

Because yes, I do just that.

I am so thankful also for years ago being given the opportunity to learn how to be an administrative assistant. You see I was hired when I knew nothing at all about being in an office except for answering the phone with a cheery voice and how to type.

In filling in, I’ve been able to hone my skills a little bit. I just wonder why it has taken me three times of doing this to learn about myself.

Now I know I don’t do this job to learn about me, because it isn’t all about me. But I have learned things.

I have learned I am a project person. I love to have a project to work on. This time in the office I’ve worked a little on our church’s involvement in the National Day of Prayer, Mayor‘s Prayer Breakfast.  I’ve nailed down a few details and contract on a Common Pursuit Businessmen’s breakfast.  I’ve worked extra hours setting up and running errands for these ministries.

And I loved every single stinking minute of it.

Now I’m back to the same old-same old in the office. I’ve learned something else. Because of my great love for projects, I see every duty in the office as a project and I work like a human machine until I get them done.

Which really just means by Tuesday afternoon the bulletin was done as far as I am concerned, I’m waiting on one man to get me the worship order.  I am also done with the pastor’s power point slides, his sermon outline for the bulletin and the weekly prayer list, again as far as I can be, I am waiting on one man to get me any updates.  I’ve called the florist and ordered 150 carnations for Mothers on Mother’s Day.

And I still had Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to go.

So what I think I need is a job that is full of projects. Enough projects for me be busy with and then I can move on to the next one.

So what makes your heart beat a little fast at the opportunity?