This morning's Tuesday Coffee Chat is a simple one ... Do you volunteer?
I used to volunteer for everything, especially at church, especially if it involved planning something (cause I love to plan!). But through the years I have realized what a toll it takes on me to do so. When I do something I do it all the way so I found myself making my volunteering activities a priority over my family.
I have scaled way back.
I only volunteer to do two things:
I teach the 4th-6th grade Sunday school class at church. We attend a small Methodist church in our small town (the same Methodist church where I grew up) and I only have a class of about 4-8 kids. Two of those are my own.
But they are a great group of kids, and I enjoy teaching them. Teaching is my spiritual gift, and I feel as if I am disappointing God if I don't use it for His glory.
My other volunteering activity involves teaching, also. On Wednesday afternoons the kids and I host an enrichment class with four of their friends. We have all the kids over for a couple of hours to learn about WWII. We do activities, have snacks, read aloud out of our book, and then they play. When this class is over, we are thinking of dividing up the boys and girls for two separate classes: a Lego class for the boys and a creative writing class for the girls using their Beanie Boos as their muses. We are still thinking about that one.
And that's pretty much it.
And for now that's enough.