I'm spending the morning slowly but steadily digging "out from under" in my office.
Every once in a while, when things get particularly hectic, the stuff on the desk piles up as I spend my time working on other stuff. I realized this morning that today would be a great day for getting to the pile, hitting the "tasks" list on my PDA, then spending the afternoon catching up on my reading.
One of the great privileges of ministry is the fact that I'm expected to be well-read. Newspapers, journals, books - all of them contribute to the ministry I'm carrying out here. And, since corralling two girls under the age of two doesn't leave a lot of time (or energy) for reading at home, my study here is where I get that reading done lately.
Granted, it's not Tolkien: it's work. But it is work that feeds me, leaves me challenged, invigorated and enthusiastic. And I get to do that today. Hurrah for reading!