A day.

 

A list from a day, in no particular order, and with little connection between the items.list

  1. I envy people who can keep the pieces all straight, keep the thoughts all in line, keep the details and the pattern at their appropriate altitudes in the heart and mind and soul. The majority of us cannot.
  2. We often condemn ourselves for not accomplishing work that is up to the standards that no one set for us but our guilt. That’s probably not healthy.
  3. Andrew ran 31 miles. I ran 18.6. He’s amazing. I’m good with a decision to leave some margin in my body and my heart.
  4. If you had two hours to work on a project, what would that project be? If you had an hour? What’s stopping you?
  5. “I’ve been praying for several hours. I haven’t heard anything, I think the Lord is sadly mistaken about this [death].” It was his daughter. He had a point.
  6. “If you need wisdom,” I told my friend, “James says to ask God. But then decide.”
  7. “He’s not in a better place. He’s in the best place. But it’s hard.” It was her husband. She had a point.
  8. A story you’d rather not hear. Most people you know have those kinds of stories. Please don’t push.
  9. What if, at this moment, the person who is most annoying you is carrying a deep pain? Do you keep poking, do you ask “Is there some way I can help you?”, or do you offer tender prayer, just in case? It’s a worthwhile question to ask yourself.
  10. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭