8:00 a.m.  Pick up a couple of fellas from the Cities of Refuge transitional house

8:30 a.m. Met up at the Stop the Violence Indianapolis house for the first collaborative project between Cities of Refuge Ministries, Stop the Violence Indianapolis, and A New Way of Life.

9:00 a.m. Realized we had actually assembled a construction crew made up of ex-felons, ex-gang members, ex-addicts, and ex-homeless.

10:00 a.m. Arrived at the Outreach Inc house for morning drop volunteer duty.  Was immediately blessed by the kids.

11:45 a.m.  Took a break down at Calvin Fletcher Coffeeshop.  Came up with the first line (and first paragraph) of my next novel.  Finally.

12:15 p.m.  Arrived at A New Way of Life, but I was there not as a board member but as a volunteer for IndyReads (a literacy advocacy group)

2:10 p.m. Had an impromptu board meeting for Cities of Refuge.

3:00 p.m.  Home for a nap.

5:10 p.m.  Took the family to meet with a friend to discuss a possible church plant idea.

8:40 p.m.  Settled in with the family.

11:10 a.m.  Realized the house was quiet and figured I might have time to squeeze out a page or two of my novel before Richard Dansky crawls through the Interwebz to remind me to write.  But this is what my life looks like these days (to explain my lack of tweeting, blogging, Facebooking, and writing productivity).  I know, I know, I’m supposed to be strictly freelancing, but every time I get out …