I was taught at quite an early stage of my ordained life that having four talks / sermons / presentations on the go at the same time was a good habit. Whilst drawing the beginnings of a sketch of the one in four week's time I could be polishing this week's. Great advice from the days when there was no more than one new presentation a week.
Last night I realised that the next four presentations I was working on only took me as far as the first of two services on Sunday morning. I had Wednesday night Alpha talk. Two Bible studies today (for one of which I prepared the wrong passage, durr), a major talk on Saturday to the 25th anniversary of my old venture (not too late to book, email the Godstuff office) and two different Sunday preachments. Help.
My personal aim for the next twelve months, as set out on Tuesday evening at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, is to maximise the number of opportunities to speak to any groups of people who meet in the town. I didn't think it would happen that fast.