Lists, Lists, & More Lists

Some exciting news! Our DTS group has grown from 4 to 5 people! Heather, a fellow future trainee, is going to be getting married, and her soon-to-be husband will be joining us for training! We are incredibly excited for them, but we certainly don't envy their workload (planning a wedding while also fundraising and everything else? No thank you).

I currently have 7 lists laid out on my desk in front of me, and those lists contain projects to complete before I'm done at work, things to do before our fundraiser, and (what feels like) a million other things. I wish I could just punch every last list item in the face and forget about them, but that would be both irresponsible and rude of me. This journey in our lives is stretching both Miranda and I for sure, and one of the areas in which I'm getting stretched uncomfortably thin is organization. Or "organisation" if you're spelling it in the UK. I'm certainly doing better at lists and things, but it's still really hard to not feel like just giving up and watching a movie instead of accomplishing something.

"Overwhelmed" is a feeling I have quite a bit these days. I have so much to think about, like, "What will I do for a cell phone after I'm no longer on the camp plan when I quit my job in a few weeks?" Or "What are we going to do with our car for the first year?"

In the David's Everyday Words version of the Bible (an unofficial version I just made up), it says that God totally takes care of animals and plants that he called "Good," back when He first made them, so of course He's going to take care of Miranda and I even more. And I believe that in my heart, but feeling it for real and not letting my head's laziness or fearfulness get in the way can be tough.

It's all a part of the journey, though. Turning to Him to quell my worries and trusting Him to provide is a learned response, but will eventually become an instinct. Soon...