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a rut in the day...

I always hit a block at about 3:30 each day at work. Sometimes I can fix it with a diet coke, but I've really been trying to keep my caffeine intake to a minimum so I've been trying to find other ways to get through the block. I haven't succeeded much this week due to a head cold that I'm battling, but most weeks I get through it and get a lot done from about 4-6.

One of the awesome parts of my job is just hanging out with teenagers. And with the extreme busy schedules they all have, this has proved to be pretty difficult, but not impossible.

One of the super cool things about living in the era I do and working with post-modern youth is that I can check up on them pretty easily. With social networking tools, through im and text messaging, it takes just a few seconds for me to see how my youth are doing and see if they need anything from me whether it is an ear to listen, advice, or someone who gives them a good laugh.
I know a lot of people who don't really consider all of those forms of communication true communication. I wholeheartedly disagree. Sure, meeting in person is always my preferred way to see how my youth are doing, but sometimes there just isn't time for it as they run from school to sports and have mounds of homework. So I do what I can with what I've got so far. And so far it seems to be working, so no complaints here.

So the thing that has been getting me out of my rut lately is that as the youth come home from school, I usually have a few that check in with me anywhere from 4-6. And suddenly I'm getting work done, I'm doing some counseling, I'm just listening, and the rut of the day disappears. I love how God takes care of stuff like that. When I get discouraged, suddenly I am presented with an opportunity to be in relationship with awesome teenagers. It makes my day. Seriously.
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