What a stunning day it has been today as I managed to teach Values and Standards to a gathering something in excess of one hundred people: the challenge being that all of them have done the lecture so many times that they should be able to teach it!
Then I got to test myself and add to my knowledge as I engaged in map reading and after the paper exam, found myself outdoors taking bearings and proving I could do it in the field. This gave way to making sure I understood some esoteric stuff before it was time to hit the deck and do BLS (Basis Life Skills) and then triage and other medical training and the tip of the iceberg of today's events was legal stuff: Law and the application of it.
Finished the day with a smile and almost all the training needing to be checked as retained sorted.
The bests bit was the conversations with people, sometimes rarely met, and the fun of being part of a different family to Church.
Made me wonder what those around me do to extend their skillsets and engage in challenge/
So watch out people - I'm going to start asking you stuff!
Lord, Thank Youy for today and all it's challenges and for the opportunity to have a break from the ministerial stuff so I can minister different;y with neither a crematorium or a steeple in sight.
Diversity: It who yyou are and what we should be celebrating.