and I have a love/hate relationship.
I love to make them when I get to fill them with fun things. Things like ingredients for a recipe I'm trying for the first time, projects/crafts I'd like to tackle, people I need to call and have a nice long chat with, read Habakkuk/Minor Prophets commentary before Friday, etc.
Here comes the hate part. I do not like to put on my list the things that cause stress. Normal. Who wants to think about or even document the things that stress them out. For instance, while my semester is done on Thursday, I have 4 papers to write, two days at my internship complete, 5 discussion comments to make on blackboard, and various other field forms to fill out. My insides are trembling. To heighten the stress, my sinuses have decided to continue to wage the war they started at the beginning of the semester.
But by Thursday at 4pm I will be on a plane to San Diego. God willing, everything that needs to get done will get done.
Looking over this list, I am heavily reminded of my finitude and even my depravity.
I am reminded that, while this list seems unconquerable, Christ conquered the world. He will get me through this or show me how to deal if I don't.
So I praise the Lord. For He is good. He is good to His unproductive, unmotivated children.