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It's not about our to-do lists


So I was talking in my newsletter yesterday about how my to-do list came undone last week, since my littlest one was sick and just wanted mommy to sit on the couch with her. As someone who likes to get things done and check things off my to-do list, it was hard for me to just sit on the couch. But fortunately, God has been working on my heart over the years and has taught me that deadlines and time lines and to-do lists aren’t what are most important. Serving him is. And, yes, my goal is to serve him through my writing, and I feel blessed to be able to do that. But sometimes serving him means sitting on the couch with a sick little one. Or taking time out to talk to a friend. Or cooking dinner when you’re almost too tired to stand. What a blessing that God gives us these little moments to serve him—moments that may feel insignificant but that show his love to others.


So I asked my readers to email me about times people have done little things for them that have shown God's love. And WOW! I've been blown away by the responses. People have seen God's love in everything from phone calls and texts from family to friends who sit with them at the doctor to unexpected meals or gifts during hard times. It's just such a wonderful reminder that God's love is at work in this world through his people. In a world where everything often seems negative and just downright nasty, it fills my heart to be reminded of that.


So my goal for this week is not to get everything on my to-do list done but to remember the One I do everything for.

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