To do:
Clean Bathroom
Wash the Kitchen Sink
Make Dinner
Go Grocery Shopping

I am a list maker. Lists help me organize my racing thoughts not to mention the gratification in crossing one off when completed. Awe!! Yes! I am a list enthusiast.

Along with my list obsession, I can also be very task oriented. I don’t feel successful until the project is complete. This is a strength and weakness.

Yesterday my daughter had one of those days. Demanding constant attention, wanting to be in everything, and going full speed ahead. Her naps were short. The afternoon nap was just fifteen minutes. What is a mom to do? Needless to say, not many items were getting checked off yesterday.

This morning I was reflecting on yesterday. Thinking, why does she want to go and go, push herself all day until she is exhausted. How silly!

Then, Whap! Oh, yeah, I do that. We all have a little of that inside us. The push and the shove. To be better, accomplish it all, please everyone. We all have pushed ourselves to the point of exhaustion. How silly!

Don’t get me wrong I think it is a good thing to have drive and motivation but when they rule us…is that really healthy? Are we trusting God? Or trusting ourselves?

Because I am task oriented sometimes it is difficult to slow down. I am full speed ahead… and suddenly I don’t see clearly.

Today I am being challenged. Challenged to create a new kind of list. Challenged to slow down, rest.

Of course, we realize babies need rest. So what about us?


To do:
Hug my Husband
Play with my Daughter
Walk Outside and Take a Deep Breath of Fresh Air
Notice the Flowers
Talk to my Creator

Awe! Yes! I am liking this new kind of list. What about you?

Matthew 28:11 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ESV

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ESV

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. ESV