Lent 28

email
bills
bank
soccer
soccer
store
email
store
laundry
homework
email
email
If I accomplish all these things (and a few more) — are you listening, God? — then I will be satisfied with this day from sunrise to sunset. I’m telling you all that I hope to cram into this gift of allotted time. Aren’t you impressed? This is my confidence in how the day will be managed from start to finish … and just look at my “to do” list that will harness tomorrow:
paperwork
email
soccer
store
email
homework
new plans
new lists
stop
email
errand
stop
homework
stop
store
stop
email
homework
Stop it, God, you’re interrupting my agenda. I have a schedule to keep. Just keep the world in motion and keep life’s changes at bay so I can organize today and accomplish tomorrow. You do your part, I’ll do mine, and I have big plans for next week with a growing laundry list for next month.
no
I’m on a roll, God.
it’s not yours
Of course it is — see? I have a calendar.
these are my days
I have a very long list.
this is my time
I have three alarms every morning.
you are a mist fading under the sun
Well that’s just mean.
i am  your work and your rest, your goal and your distraction. your being is within my time, and my being is beyond all time. you scurry but i whisper. you hoard control while i undermine power. you plan, i surprise — let me surprise you. seek me out like a curious child. take one breath. now rejoice to take another. trust me to keep your days.

on James 4:14-15

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