Tough week…


Okay, I’ll admit that a tough week for me doesn’t compare to many other people. But what can I say? I’m a classic American  whiner. 

So this last week started with being informed work will be mandatory overtime for all of October. How dare they?! After all we are in the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years. How could they possibly expect to find enough employees to get the work done. Hey another reason the Prez should be impeached… 

That overtime meant having to reschedule a Dentist appointment. I mean, seriously, do you know how hard it is to get a preferred Dentist appointment?!

Then on Wednesday it struck me that my wife has to be out of town for business again next week. Yes, it sucks that we are a two job working family. Actually three, but the Pastor job doesn’t count. 

Thursday I got a call that a long time friend passed away. No laughing matter about that. I will grieve for however long it takes. 

Friday was a pre-planned day off. I used eight hours of paid time off to spend sixteen hours cleaning and preparing for a party at the house. It was an outdoor party that included using the garage. 

Saturday it rained most of the day. The rain did stop in plenty of time for the party. But due to the weather only half the people showed up we were expecting.

So now you know how horrible life is for a modern man living in a great economy. Thank God I don’t actually have to live by faith! I mean, what would that look like?
Rev. Burt Schwab

About burtschwab

I currently live in Iowa, USA. My goals are to simply live life as a journey and embrace each day. I am married to a wife with similar passions and that makes me a blessed man.
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5 Responses to Tough week…

  1. Crystal Brown says:

    Perfect Burt, absolutely. Just what i needed to read/hear on a seemingly sad Monday morning. Daniel calls it our 1st world problems. So much to be thankful and i am thankful. One of which is your extra job that you generously share. Thank you Pastor Burt, Blessings to you × 100.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Sounds like you are getting hit pretty hard. I’m so sorry to hear of about the loss of your longtime friend. Sometimes they are closer to you than family and the loss is difficult. My prayers are with you.
    Factory work is always an ever changing animal, but the bills do need to get paid. Satan must want to stop you from the husband/wife study, but God has other plans and he will prevail. Amen!
    Will be praying for you and Kris for a hedge of protection over you both.
    May you be encouraged by others and God’s word.

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  3. Wendy Johnson Leonard says:

    Wow! Sorry about your difficult week. Glad you have the Lord to lean on.
    Condolences regarding the loss of your longtime friend. Sometimes they are closer than family and the loss can be deep. Remembering the great times and conversations you had together – may they give you joy!
    Satan is at work again…this time putting overtime in your way of the Bible study on Thursday nights. However, God is greater and the study will go on. May the fruits of your labor be plentiful.
    We had such a great time at the Harvest Party….We appreciated all the hard work you put into it.
    Will be praying for a hedge of protection around you and Kris during this week. May you find encouragement from God’s word and from others you see each day.

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