Doing What Needs to Be Done



For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  ~Isaiah 9:6 NLT


Ugh, I just need to write something down. I totally just need to take the time to write down my thoughts. But what am I going to say? And actually, when do I actually have time to write down anything besides a grocery list? Or a to do list? Which reminds me, did I add bananas to the grocery list? I mean, I should be able to remember them, we get them every week. But I should put it on the list just in case. And speaking of lists, I really need to redo mine. I don’t think the multiple to do lists are working. Or maybe I should make printed to do lists with graphics and highlights and pretty colors so I’ll be more attentive to the lists. Oh, and I need to add the kids’ dentist appointments to the list because I have to check and make sure our new dental insurance is accepted at the old dentist place. Which reminds me, have I finished doing all of the Christmas shopping for the kids? I gotta remember to check the budget. How far off are we on our spending, I mean, cause I know we’re off. Hopefully it’s not by too much though. I totally have been meaning to check our account. I think something funky is going on with the bank accounts it’s connected to. For some reason, there are duplicate accounts showing up, and I can’t figure out why. This is totally hindering my plans for budgeting because I need Mint to track my spending. I do so good at the beginning of the month, but then fall off with keeping up with everything. Keeping up, man I totally felt like I could not keep up in spin class the other day…wait, I have spin tomorrow. Ugh, I have spin tomorrow. (Expletive.) If I could just stop eating a whole bag of Annie’s Bunnies in one sitting, maybe I wouldn’t need spin class so much. 5:45 is just so early. But I need to be getting up early anyway. It’s better for me. On my off  gym days I really need to get up early to have some devotional time. When was the last time I had devotional time? Maybe early isn’t really my thing. I should probably do quiet time at lunch time instead. But then I’d have to leave the office. Oh shoot, I forgot to call my client back. And I need to order that subpoena. I have to get that subpoena out, that court date is coming up. I need to add that to my work to do list.

This is my brain. It’s not even my brain on drugs. It’s just my brain. And I know I’m not the only one. This time of year, and every other month if I’m being completely honest, sends my head swirling. But I’m grateful that I know the Prince of Peace who reminds me to stop and breathe and remember my reason for being: Him. And because I was reminded today, I remind you. During the hectic rush up to the holidays while we’re rushing to complete work projects, last minute shopping, or late night baking or cooking, take a minute to stop, breathe, and remember Jesus. It’s so centering. I should really try to do it more often. Maybe I’ll put it on my to do list…

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